New tender for Başkentray: A re-auction is scheduled for the Başkentray Project in December.
The tender for the Başkentray Project, which was carried out last year by the General Directorate of Turkish State Railways (TCDD) but was canceled by the Public Procurement Authority (GCC) on the 15 May, is scheduled to be re-launched in December.
According to the information received by AA correspondent, TCDD General Directorate 25 April 2012'de tender auctioned by Başkentray
In its project, the JCC canceled the tender on May 15.
After the decision of the JCC was reached, the TCDD Board of Directors started to prepare for the tender. TCDD plans to re-tender for the Başkentray Project in December for the realization of the project.
The tender process
Başkentray Project tender, which contains the reconstruction of Sincan-Ankara-Kayaş train lines, made 25 April and last year 17 company and business partnership offer. The lowest bid in the tender, 186 million 235 thousand 935 euros Gülermak-Kolin business partnership had given. After the application of the Austrian company Porr Bau GmbH, the court decided to stop the execution. Upon this decision, the GCC decided to keep the proposal of Gülermak-Kolin partnership out of evaluation. Başkentray tender commission also obeyed the decision of the GCC, Gülermak-Kolin business partnership has left out the evaluation. Upon the objection of the Comsa-Açılım-Seza business partnership, which was offered to the tender, Başkentray tender was canceled by the JCC in May.
60 million passengers will be transported annually
The Ankara-based Başkentray Project, which will make a great contribution to Ankara's urban passenger transportation, incorporates many innovations. With the Başkentray Project planned to be transported annually 36 million passengers, Ankara-Istanbul, Ankara-Konya and Ankara-Sivas high-speed train projects will be provided in Ankara.
High speed train travel time between Ankara-Sincan and 19 minutes in the existing corridor will be reduced to 7 minutes with the completion of Başkentray Project. Thus, the travel time between Ankara and Eskişehir will decrease to 12 hour.