PQ documents for TBM EPC released

The Follo Line Project has released the pre-qualification documents for the TBM Tunnel EPC contract. This marks the start of a comprehensive process of finding a main entrepreneur to build the longest railway tunnel ever in Norway.

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The pre-qualification is the first step in a competition that will be performed as a two-step procedure:

  1. Pre-qualification
  2. Invitation to tender (ITT)

As a result of the pre-qualification a minimum of five and a maximum of seven candidates will receive an ITT. The ITT will be issued in the fall 2013.

The pre-qualification process aims to detect an entrepreneur based on a set of criteria which includes:

  • Project Delivery  Experience
  • Technical expertise and experience
  • Capacity

Please check our Market website for links to all the major contracts on the Follo Line Project, including the pre-qualification documents for the TBM tunnels contract.

Questions and contact details
Questions to the pre-qualification documents must be submitted no later than one week prior to the delivery due date – 19th June2013 at 12.00 hrs.

Please post all questions regarding this pre-qualification process on e-mail to:
Norwegian National Rail Administration, att: Sen. Procurement Coordinator Merete Norli. E-mail address: merete.norli@jbv.no

About the scope of work
The Follo Line Project is the largest transport project in Norway. The scheduled start of construction for the project is mid 2014 with completion in 2020.

The tunnel on the Follo Line, which will have a total length of 20 km., will be constructed using both conventional drill & blast technology and TBM. This pre-qualification comprises all conventional tunnels driving scope of the Follo Line Project, i.e.:

  • The inbound Østfold Line
  • Inner parts of the Follo Line tunnel
  • A number of crossings with existing tunnels and roads
  • A 3-track tunnel at the interface with the EPC contract for modification work at the Oslo Central Station.