Czech Republic seeks Transaction Advisor for road PPP project

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Czech Republic seeks Transaction Advisor for road PPP project

The Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic has relaunched a tender process to seek a transaction advisor for a PPP road.

The contract involves the provision of comprehensive legal, financial, economic and technical advice before and during the tender process for the selection of the concessionaire for the D4 motorway. The duration of the advisory services is 20 months.

The first tender was launched in September 2015. The competition authority deemed tender documentation was so strict in places that it discriminated against potential advisory bid teams in the process and restricted competition. The three teams which expressed their interest for the €3 million contract were:

  • White & Case, E&Y, Erste Group
  • PwC, JŠK law office
  • Rebel Group Advisory, CMS

The Ministry announced the project in January 2016 after the approval of an official business case and and the feasibility study prepared with assistance from PwC.

The project comprises the DBFOM of a 32km section in addition to the O&M of a further 20km section of the existing highway, which connects Prague and Bohemia in the southwest of the Czech Republic. The total investment of the project amounts to €275 million (US$287 million).

For further information about the tender process, visit the following website.

Aside from the D4, the Ministry of Transport is anticipating another PPP road project – completion of the high-speed D7 road. 

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