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Price Offers for the Construction of 31.5 km of I-8 Road between Border Checkpoint Kalotina and Slivnitsa Opened

29.06.2018 16:10

imagesCA6OQ3A7.jpgPublic procurement price offers for the selection of contractors for modernization of 31.5 km of I-8 road between Border Checkpoint Kalotina and Slivnitsa have been opened.


 



One of the procedures is for preparation of a detailed design and construction of site: “Modernization of I-8 road “Kalotina - Sofia Ring Road” from km 1+000 to km 15+500 and stage connection". This is the section located between Kalotina Border Checkpoint and Dragoman road junction. Its total length is 14.5 km. The indicative value is BGN 141 667715 excluding VAT. Part of the funding has been provided by the Connecting Europe Facility.

The opened price offers of the admitted candidates are as follows:

  • GBS Infrastructure Construction AD – BGN 141 502 699.24, excluding VAT;
  • Hydro vodstroy DZZD, which includes: Hydrostroy AD and Vodstroy 98 AD – BGN 139 630 000 excluding VAT;
  • STRABAG BPA DZZD, which includes: Strabag EAD, “Strabag Sp. z.o.o., Poland and Bitumina GmbH-Bulgaria EOOD – BGN 137 491 883.28, excluding VAT;
  • Kalotina – Sofia Association, which includes: J P Group AD, Kontratas Iglesias AD and Transconsult-22 OOD – BGN 140 147188.40 BGN, excluding VAT.

The project envisages an extension of the existing road and improvement of its geometrical elements in some sections. The section will be with two lanes in each direction and an emergency lane. At km 12+520 an entrance-exit from the first-class road to the Dragoman intermodal terminal will be built. Ten large facilities will be built, two of which at the Kalotina and Dragoman road junctions. The term for implementation is 852 calendar days.

The other public procurement contract is for elaboration of detailed design and construction of: “Modernization of road І-8 Kalotina – Hrabarsko road junction from km 15+500 to km 32+447.20 and phased connections”. This is the section between Dragoman and Slivnitsa, with a length of 16.98 km. Its indicative value is BGN 117 million, excluding VAT. The funding is provided by the state budget.

The opened price offers of the admitted candidates are as follows:

  • GBS Infrastructure Construction AD – BGN 97 800 298.60, excluding VAT;
  • Geopat Zapad Association, which includes Patstroy-92 AD and Geostroy AD - BGN 113 823 688.90, excluding VAT.

The project envisages widening of the existing road up to 27 m, thus turning the two-lane first-class road into a four-lane road. Its geometric elements will be improved in some sections for the achievement of a design speed of 110 km/h. The term for implementation is 910 calendar days.

I-8 road is part of the core Trans-European Transport Network. It is part of the route London – Budapest – Belgrade – Sofia – Plovdiv – Istanbul – Calcutta, which is the shortest road connecting Western Europe with the Middle East. The section Kalotina – Sofia Border Checkpoint provides a connection to the Orient/East-Mediterranean Trans-European Corridor.

The modernization of the road section will improve the cross-border connection between Bulgaria and Serbia and the completeness of the West-East motorway network on Bulgarian territory. With the construction of the section, travel time will be reduced and comfortable and safe driving conditions will be guaranteed.