Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS IN SHORT

Consortium questions its exclusion

A CONSORTIUM of two construction firms, Skanska and Strabag, appealed to the National Highway Company (NDS) on June 24 to reassess its decision to exclude the consortium from a tender on the construction of a stretch of the D1 highway between Lietavská Lúčka and Dubná Skala in Žilina Region.

A CONSORTIUM of two construction firms, Skanska and Strabag, appealed to the National Highway Company (NDS) on June 24 to reassess its decision to exclude the consortium from a tender on the construction of a stretch of the D1 highway between Lietavská Lúčka and Dubná Skala in Žilina Region.

“The reason for the exclusion of our bid is exceptionally surprising, and even curious. The only rational explanation might be a mistake on the part of the authority, or an inappropriate assessment of the bid,” said the CEO of Skanska, Magdaléna Dobišová, to the TASR newswire, adding that otherwise the exclusion of the consortium’s bid would have to be viewed as biased.

The evaluation process for the tender has been in progress for a year. Skanska and Strabag offered the lowest bid, at €338 million, followed by a Doprastav-led consortium with a price tag of €383 million.
The NDS initially decided that Skanska and Strabag were the winners of the bid. But Doprastav appealed that decision, objecting to the extraordinarily low price as well as the ventilation system proposed by Skanska and Strabag for the tunnel part of the project .

The NDS reassessed the competition and then excluded Skanska and Strabag, declaring the Doprastav-led consortium the winner.

The NDS refused to comment on the matter, saying that the tender proceedings are still in progress.
The Sme daily wrote that the excluded consortium has asked the NDS for a swift resolution of the matter.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Mika: Security in Bratislava’s very centre has become an issue

Former top media manager Václav Mika believes experiences from running the public-service broadcaster can be useful in running the capital.

Václav Mika

Controversial businessman Kočner charged in Five Star Residence case

The businessman suspected of ties to top politicians has been accused in the case of dubiously transferred flats in a famous housing complex in Bratislava.

Five Star Residence

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.

Regional election 2017

Meet Slovakia’s expert on cryptocurrencies. He is 18

The Duke of Edinburgh programme helped me learn how to do things regularly and gave me great experience, said Mário Havel in an interview with The Slovak Spectator.

Mário Havel