The second round of the tender should be complete in August
After two months, the procedure of selecting the construction company for the Pelješac Bridge can continue. The State Public Procurement Control Commission has rejected an appeal by one of the companies not selected for the second round, Dulist.hr has reported on May 7, 2017.
Croatian Roads, the investor of the Pelješac Bridge, has invited eight companies and consortiums into the second round, those that met the technical, legal and financial requirements. Out of the total of 12 applicants, 4 did not meet the criteria and their names are being kept secret.
Croatian Roads have stated that after they receive written confirmation from the state commission, they will forward the tender documentation to the EU Central Financing and Contracting Agency to be verified and expect this task to be completed in a short time.
That will enable the second round of the tender to begin, with the 8 candidates allowed 45 and 60 days to send their final offers, to be completed in August when the best offer will be selected, while those not selected will have the right to appeal.
With this plan, construction of the bridge could begin in autumn, with the estimated value of works for the bridge and access roads at 1.75 billion kuna.