Three companies in the shortlist for Lithuanian Courts PPP project
Invest Lithuania, a Lithuanian government agency, has announced that three companies have been shortlisted in the tender process to develop the Vilnius courthouse PPP project.
The three firms that will bid for the project are the following:
- UAB PartnerystÄ—sProjektai Du,
- UAB PiliesProjektai, and
- UAB Teikonta.
The tender process was issued in early January. The technical solutions were presented on 1 September 2014.
The winner of the tender will deliver a modern building for the Vilnius Regional Court, the Court of Appeal of Lithuania, the Supreme Court of Lithuania, and the National Court Administration, to move in 2017. The most economically advantageous tender will be calculated through three weighting variables, value of the contract (50%), technical effectiveness (30%), and facilities management and operation (20%)
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance and maintain basis for a period of 20 years. The building will have a total area of 15,000 squared meters, 32 courtrooms and 400 parking lots.
The project cost is estimated at €21 million (US$27 million). The concessionaire will get paid with payments based on availability and performance.
Linas Petravi?ius, manager of the project and chief specialist at the Strategic Planning Department of the National Court Administration (NCA), stated:
The project covers not only the construction of the building, but also its maintenance for 20 years. We are happy to see that the participating companies have looked deeply into the details and requirements of the project. This allows us to better understand and foresee the management of the infrastructure for the entire 20-year period, and at the same time the state is able to plan and use funds effectively.
The organizations that are supporting NCA in the project are:
- Invest Lithuania, CPMA
- Legal advisors: LAWIN
- Financial advisors: SAVVIN
- Technical advisors: Baltic Engineers
Several PPP projects are currently being implemented in Lithuania. Yesterday, we announced that the city of Vilnius launched a request for expressions of interest (RFEOI) to develop a multifunctional hub (MH) through a public-private partnership (PPP) project.
In early May, Vilnius City Municipality Council signed an agreement with Italy's Gemmo for the Vilnius street lighting renovation project. Last week, we reported that the EBRD is considering extending a loan of up to €8.0 million to the PPP project.
A project to develop Vilnius' Police Station is also at the stage of selecting an investor, with three companies in competitive dialogue.