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Nemzetközi Vegyépszer again contests M3 decision; KDB rejects

Hungary's Public Procurement Arbitration Board (KDB) has rejected a request by construction company Nemzetközi Vegyépszer to invalidate again a decision awarding a contract for a motorway stretch, the Public Procurement Council said on its website.

KDB said it did not consider substantiated Nemzetközi Vegyépszer's claim that information added to its bid voluntarily, which was declared invalid, should have made the offer acceptable.

Three weeks earlier, Hungary's National Infrastructure Development Company (NIF) declared - for the third time - a consortium led by the Hungarian unit of France's Colas the winner of a tender to build the 34 kilometer stretch of the M3 motorway in NE Hungary with a bid of HUF 32 billion. Colas will build the stretch with Strabag Építő, Közgép Építő- és Fémszerkezetgyártó and Kelet-Út.

The consortium won two earlier tenders to build the stretch, but NIF's decisions were invalidated by the KDB. (MTI-Econews)