The German government has launched a tender process to select a preferred bidder to expand and maintain part of the motorway A 10/A 24 close to Berlin through a PPP project.
The project is being procured by German Unity Motorway Planning and Construction Company (DEGES), the government-owned company that is managing the tender on behalf of the federal government. The contract notice has been published on the German government's procurement portal e-Vergabe and is expected to appear on OJEU in the next few days.
The project involves the extension and maintenance of the road. The contract has a value estimated at €400 million (US$451 million).
On 26 May 2015, Germany's Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Alexander Dobrindt, hosted a conference on the future of infrastructure projects in Germany. The conference focussed on public private partnership (PPP) projects for the construction and maintenance of German motorways.
A particular focus was given to the ten new PPP projects that have been identified by the Ministry and are currently in the planning phase. These projects comprise an investment volume of more than EUR 14 billion and involve approximately 600 kilometres of motorways or federal roads.