Procurement list of 2017 and the procurement procedures of the Rail Baltica project to be presented in the three Baltic countries

Call for potential project suppliers to register for the event

On 24th and 25th of April 2017, an international two-day event “Rail Baltica Global Forum 2017 – Building A New Economic Corridor” will take place at the Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija in Riga, Latvia, discussing the implementation process of the Rail Baltica project. The Second Day of the event “Industry Suppliers’ Day” held on April 25, 2017, will be specially dedicated to the topics related to the project’s procurement. All the potential project’s suppliers are invited to take part in the event in order to access detailed information about the forthcoming procurement of this year and their time schedule, as well as to meet their potential partners. This year, there are more than 40 procurement that will be announced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

In the event, the representatives of the central coordinator of the Rail Baltica project, the joint venture of the three Baltic States “RB Rail AS”, as well as the representatives of the project’s national implementing bodies – “Rail Baltic Estonia”, “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas” and “Rail Baltica statyba” – will inform about the national procurement policies, organisation, procedures and guidelines. On this day, a general procurement plan and detailed list of the 2017 procurement will also be presented. This year, there are more than 40 procurement that will be announced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The aim of the Industry Suppliers’ Day is to gather in one place the potential project’s suppliers not only from all three Baltic States, but also other European countries and to introduce them with the project’s procurement procedures as well as other necessary practical information. The aim of the event is also to facilitate formation of partnerships between national and foreign companies in order to strengthen competition in the procurement of the Rail Baltica Global[1] Project.

Baiba Rubesa, CEO and Chairperson of the Management Board of “RB Rail AS”, will present the progress of the three Baltic countries in implementation of the Rail Baltica Global project, the general project’s timetable and financing, as well as the distribution of responsibilities between the project implementers. Also, she will present the main data and acknowledgments of the latest study on the project’s Cost-Benefit Analysis, which will be discussed in-depth on the First Day of the Forum.

Indrek Orav, Member of the Board of “Rail Baltic Estonia”, Dins Merirands, Member of the Board of “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas” and Dainius Budrys, Director of “Rail Baltica Statyba”, will be presenting the national peculiarities of procurement processes that have to be taken into consideration for companies willing to participate in Rail Baltica project procurement.

Kaido Zimmermann, Planning and Implementation Manager of “RB Rail AS”, and Kaspars Briškens, Business Development Manager of “RB Rail AS”, will inform about this year’s procurement related to studies and design. In addition, Agnis Driksna, Director of the Development and Cooperation of “Eiropas Dzelzceļa līnijas”, will inform about the procurement on the designing and construction of the Riga Central Railway Station and its territory. Participants of the Second Day of the Forum will also have a possibility to take part in the on-the-spot visit to the Riga Central Railway Station. Number of participants for the on-the-spot visit is limited.

Participation in the Second Day of the Forum is free of charge. To get more information and apply for the event, please visit the official events’ website www.railbaltica.org/forum. The working language of the event is English.

To apply for a Media Pass, please fill in the media accreditation form at the official events’ website www.railbaltica.org/forum. Together with an email confirming media representative accreditation request a practical information for them will also be sent out.

Live video stream from both Forum days will be accessible via events’ website as soon as the event starts.

“RB Rail AS”
“RB Rail AS” is a joint venture between the three Baltic States established in October 2014. Holding equal shares in “RB Rail AS” are SIA “Eiropas dzelzceļa līnijas” in Latvia, UAB “Rail Baltica statyba” in Lithuania and OU “Rail Baltic Estonia” in Estonia.

“RB Rail AS” is the central coordinator for the Rail Baltica project. The project involves the construction of a high speed rail line infrastructure from Tallinn to the Lithuanian/Polish border. Rail Baltica will be an electrified public use rail line, an environmentally friendly and modern form of transportation.

For more information:
Ilze Rassa
Communications and Government Affairs Manager
+ 371 27 337 767
Ilze.rassa@railbaltica.org

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[1] Implementation of the Rail Baltica project in the Baltic States

27.03.2017