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Transforming Transportation: Tender Published for New Railway Section Construction in North Macedonia

Transforming Transportation: Tender Published for New Railway Section Construction in North Macedonia

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The Public Enterprise for Railway Infrastructure Railways of the Republic of North Macedonia – Skopje has published a contract notice for project implementation support and safeguard services for the construction of a new railway section from Kriva Palanka to the border with the Republic of Bulgaria (“Project”). The 24 km section is the last part – the third phase of the railway Corridor VIII to the Republic of Bulgaria.

The 60–month contract worth EUR 3,750,000 will be awarded to a suitably qualified and capable firm or joint venture/consortium worldwide that will provide implementation support, safeguard support and monitoring services for the Project.

To be eligible to participate, candidates must meet certain criteria, including holding a trade license in their country of establishment, having employed a minimum of 20 employees for the last three years (or at least ten in the case of a joint venture/consortium), and possessing a valid ISO certificate or its equivalent.

Candidates must also have an annual turnover of at least EUR 1,500,000 for the last five financial years, a positive net worth in each year and a liquidity ratio of more than one in each year.

Furthermore, candidates must have completed at least two service contracts in the relevant field in the past seven years, with a minimum value of EUR 3,200,000 each and a minimum participation of 50% in those contracts. At least one of these contracts must have been completed in a country of the Western Balkans 6, Turkey, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, or Romania.

The deadline for submitting applications is 26 June 2023.

By Veton Qoku, Partner, and Ana Kashirskaa, Senior Associate, Karanovic & Partners