Tender for section of D1 motorway scrapped due to likely lawsuit

Slovakia’s National Highway Company (NDS) has cancelled a tender for the construction of the second stage of the Jánovce-Jablonov stretch of the D1 motorway in eastern Slovakia, NDS head Alan Sitár told the TASR newswire on May 9. He said the decision was made due to the fact that one of the participants in the tender may seek court review of a decision by the Public Procurement Office (ÚVO), adding that this may ultimately lead to a court injunction halting the tender and future construction. The head of NDS stated that this was the only way to address the issue.

Slovakia’s National Highway Company (NDS) has cancelled a tender for the construction of the second stage of the Jánovce-Jablonov stretch of the D1 motorway in eastern Slovakia, NDS head Alan Sitár told the TASR newswire on May 9.

He said the decision was made due to the fact that one of the participants in the tender may seek court review of a decision by the Public Procurement Office (ÚVO), adding that this may ultimately lead to a court injunction halting the tender and future construction. The head of NDS stated that this was the only way to address the issue.

A new competition for the section of highway could probably be announced within three weeks, with the bid envelopes opened some time in late summer, Sitár said, while adding that NDS remains committed to its strategic objective of completing the individual highway stretches on the Bratislava-Košice route via the D1 motorway.

The overall timeline for completing the project should be announced soon after the Transport Ministry publicly releases its strategy for highway construction, TASR wrote, adding that quality, transparency and efficiency will be observed as the overarching principles in the highway construction.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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