Slovakia’s motorway company NDS
has selected a consortium led by Metrostav of the Czech Republic to build a 13.5km stretch of the R3.
The cost of the R3 carriageway between Mytna and Tomasovce in the region of Lucenec will be just under €128 million. Other members of the consortium include Prague-based Hochtief CZ and Bratislava-based Hochtief SK and work should start this summer for completion in two years.
NDS reported that it had received six bids for the project which went to tender in February 2018 at an estimated the price of nearly €162 million.
NDS also said that it had excluded two bidders at the time because they failed to submit adequate explanation of their offer on time. One of the rejected bidders, the consortium of PORR and Cesty Nitra of Slovakia, submitted a complaint, however, it was rejected by the Slovak Public Procurement Office.