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M3 motorway tender must be reassessed

The open public procurement tender called by the state-owned National Infrastructure Development (NIF) for a section of the M3 motorway connecting road no. 49 with Vásárosnamény must be reassessed, the Public Procurement Arbitration Committee (KDB) declared in a ruling published on its website.

Econews earlier reported that Nemzetközi Vegyépszer had filed a complaint with KDB against the result of a tender to build a 34-km extension of the M3 motorway. Bids were submitted by the M3 Kraszna consortium, led by Strabag Építő Zrt.; BBDA Consortium, led by Bilfinger Berger Kft; Dobrastav a.s.; M3 Euro-Híd Consortium, led by EuroAszfalt Kft; Swietelsky Kft; PT M3 Consortium, led by Porr Kft; Nemzetközi Vegyépszer Zrt; and Sadesa Obras y Sevicios S.A.

NIF declared the PT M3 consortium as the winner, while excluding four bidders for sending in invalid bids, these were the BBDA Consortium, Swietelsky Kft, Nemzetközi Vegyépszer Zrt and Sadesa Obras y Sevicios S.A.

The main objection raised by Nemzetközi Vegyépszer was that NIF had not clearly specified the required capacity of the necessary asphalt-surfacing machinery. NIF excluded Nemzetközi Vegyépszer because it believed that the bidder did not properly document the necessary capacity. KDB, however, believes Nemzetközi Vegyépszer had proved that the two finishers in the bid had capacity well over the required level. (MTI-ECONEWS)