There are three separate contracts covering detailed technical design and design supervision services for the 212km of the international Rail Baltica route that runs through Estonia. The preliminary design indicates that there will be 15 railway bridges, 40 road viaducts, 24 railway viaducts and 24 animal passages.
In total, local and international companies submitted 25 tenders for the design and design supervision services. The total cost of the services for the main line design and design supervision in Estonia is approximately US$31.7 million, which is within the planned budget.
RB Rail has awarded the contracts to:
- Idom, for design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Pärnu to Rapla (US$7.45 million);
- Idom, for design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Tallinn to Rapla (US$12.44 million); and
- Obermeyer Planen & Beraten and Prointec for design and design supervision services for the construction of the new line from Pärnu to the Estonian-Latvian border (US$11.8 million).
“RB Rail AS has achieved overall competitive prices for the requested services,” said RB Rail chief procurement officer Kristjan Piirsalu. “At the same time, we maintained the required quality levels of the services by giving significant weight to quality in the evaluation criteria. With the help of active promotion and industry mobilisation, we have managed to attract attention of international companies to Rail Baltica tenders. This in turn contributed to healthy competition and ensured that design and design supervision services for Estonia are completed within planned budget. We are grateful to all who participated in this demanding exercise and believe that it is important to provide good quality feedback to tenderers on the results.”