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30 June 2011

Both bidders at open international tender for operation and maintenance (O&M) contract for the second part of M-4 Don highway passed preliminary round

The Unified Toll Systems Company and SOK 24 SAS have qualified for the final round of the open international tender for O&M contract for the second part of the M4 Don federal highway.

On June 29 the tender commission of Avtodor State Company summed up the results of the preliminary round of the open international tender for the contract for the maintenance, repairs, and operation of the toll part of the M4 Don highway from 225.6 km to 633.0 km.
  
Both bidding companies – Unified Toll Systems (a joint venture of Mostotrest and Kapsch TrafficCom Russia) and SOK 24 SAS (a subsidiary of Vinci Concessions) have qualified for the second main round.

The O&M contract stipulates for the maintenance, repairs and operation of the over 400-km long second part of the M4 Don highway. The second part will be split into 11 sections and some of them will be toll roads. The operator will have to keep the highway in compliance with existing norms for ten years, carry out current repairs, and install and operate toll-collecting systems and act as an agent of toll collection for the benefit of the state. The O&M contract may be extended for three years if the provision is included into the contract.

The main requirements for the maintenance, repairs and operation of the part of M4 Don highway include: maintaining the road in a high operational and technical state, toll collection, introduction of modern highly efficient technologies of traffic management (intellectual transport schemes) with the use of advanced foreign and domestic experience and the latest designs in the sphere.

At the second and final round of the open tender the bidders have to submit tender offers in compliance with the requirements of published tender documents.  The selection criteria include the cost of work stipulated by the contract, as well as investments of the operator into the creation and operation of the intellectual transport system. Tender results will be determined in early December 2011.