Information published on 27 November 2018 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 624.

Czech Republic: SŽDC will use a unique method to select a supplier of a study for a new line in Moravia

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Up to the end of the week, Správa železniční dopravní cesty (SŽDC) will launch public tender for the “Feasibility study for the high-speed line (Brno) – Přerov – Ostrava”. Besides building the railway line as such, its object is a draft of possible railway infrastructure modifications on the section RS1 Brno – Přerov – Ostrava.

SŽDC as the ordering entity requires that the study serves especially as a basis for preparing a pilot project of a high-speed line (HSL) on the section Přerov (Prosenice) – Ostrava (Ostrava-Svinov). It also requires a verification of the need, usefulness and mode of further HSL territorial protection on the section Brno – Přerov (Prosenice). The study will suggest and assess a technical solution in the direction of a possible HSL new construction at minimum as proposed in previous documents on the section Brno – Ostrava, including a connection to the junctions concerned.

The study supplier must respect the procedure of SŽDC which has already submitted a request for a corridor delimitation for the HSL and at the same time a HSL delimitation including related constructions as publicly beneficial constructions in the principles of territorial development in the Olomouc Region and Moravia-Silesia Region for placing transport infrastructure on the site of the existing territorial reserve for HSL to implement the pilot project.

“In delimitating assessment criteria for this public tender, SŽDC carefully considered its current experience from public tender calls and implementation for design works or similar ones, especially the negative influence of offer assessments in these public tenders while emphasising the lowest bid prices. That is why we were inspired by the approach of other EU member states while delimitating assessment criteria for this public tender”, said Mr Jiří Svoboda, Director General of SŽDC and added: ”More specifically we were inspired by the Best Value Approach/Best Value Procurement method (BVA/BVP), which was created by the State University of Arizona. At present it is being successfully applied especially in the Netherlands for large infrastructure projects as well as in Scandinavia."

(Source: SZDC)