Three Bids Submitted for Oversight of Pelješac Bridge Construction

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ZAGREB, Jan 16 (Hina) – The Hrvatske Ceste roads operater said on Tuesday that three bids have arrived for the job of overseeing the construction of Pelješac Bridge — one from the Lipov Gaj company, one by a group of companies led by the IGH institute and one by a group of companies led by Germany’s Krebs+Kiefera.

The Zagreb-based Lipov Gaj submitted a bid worth HRK 55.66 million excluding VAT or HRK  69.58 million including VAT.

The joint bid by the IGH institute, Centar za Organizaciju Gradjenja and Investinzenjering, all from Zagreb, is worth 49.38 million kuna excluding VAT or 61.72 including VAT kuna.

The German group of companies led by Krebs+Kiefera submitted a bid worth 52 million kuna excluding VAT or 65.1 million kuna including VAT.

The job is estimated at 53.54 million kuna. The authorities have a 120-day deadline to select the company or group of companies that will oversee the construction of Pelješac Bridge.

Last week Hrvatske Ceste (Croatian Roads) said that a Chinese company – China Road and Bridge Corporation – would conduct the first phase of the construction of Pelješac Bridge and access roads.

“Of the three bids received for the public procurement, the bid by China Road and Bridge Corporation, CCCC Highway Consultants, CCCC Second Highway Engineering and CCCC Second Harbour Engineering, was selected with a price of 277 million euro (without VAT) or a final price of 346 million euro with VAT and a completion date of 36 months,” as the most favourable bid, a press release by Hrvatske Ceste says.

China Road and Bridge Corporation is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company (CCCC).

The Peljesac bridge, which is to connect the southern Dalmatian peninsula of Pelješac with the mainland and thus connect Dubrovnik-Neretva County with the rest of the country, will facilitate the transport of people and goods throughout the year, notably during the peak tourist season.

The project has been declared a project of exceptional strategic importance for the country. Its total value is 526 million euro, including VAT. The value of acceptable costs is 420 million euro, with the EU covering 85% of the amount, or 357 million euro. The European Commission made the decision on the co-financing of the biggest Croatian project ever in June this year.

The construction of the bridge, which is expected to be 2.4 kilometres long and 55 metres high, is expected to last 36 months. The bridge will have four traffic lanes.

The EU will also finance work on the bridge-related infrastructure – access roads, additional bridges and overpasses as well as an eight-kilometre ring-road at Ston. The construction work is expected to be completed by 2022.



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