The final stage of the tender process initiated by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality for the Buca Metro, which will create great relief in urban public transportation, has been moved to September 6, upon the request from the companies. 1 giant companies and consortia, including participants from Russia, China, Azerbaijan and the USA, will compete in the international tender for the Üçyol-Buca metro, which will be the largest investment in the history of the city with a budget of 70 billion 13 million Euros.
The final stage construction tender of Buca Metro, which will serve between Üçyol Station - Dokuz Eylül University Tınaztepe Campus - Çamlıkule, which is the 5th stage of İzmir Light Rail System, will be on September 6th. 13 giant companies and consortia, including Russian, Chinese, Azerbaijani and American companies, that have received prequalification, will compete for the construction of the 1-kilometer line, which will be the largest investment in the history of the city with a budget of 70 billion 13.5 million euros. As a result of the evaluation of the financial offers according to the tender procedure, the most economically advantageous offer will be determined and the construction works will begin immediately after signing a contract with the contractor company.
Additional time extension will provide an advantage to the tender
The first stage of the two-stage tender, which was conducted in accordance with the tender legislation of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), which provided financial support to the project, was held on 28 May 2021. In the tender where 14 firms submitted technical proposals, 13 firms that were found sufficient after the commission evaluation were invited by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality to submit their financial proposals. Bidders were requested to submit their financial proposals by 12 August 2021. The date of the tender was taken into consideration by some companies such as the intervention of the Eid al-Adha holiday, the pandemic, the long technical and financial preparations, the delay of the works due to the long holidays given to the employees of the companies abroad in August, the use of correspondent banks to obtain temporary guarantees by the companies with foreign partners. Bank's recommendation, it was postponed from 12 August to 27 August and then to 6 September. In this way, it was aimed to reduce the invalid bids and increase the competition in the tender by giving the companies sufficient time to prepare for the tender.
The first loan agreement was signed in July
The first loan agreement for the Buca Metro, which will be built by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality with its own resources, was signed with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in July. The foreign financing contract of 125 million Euros has a maturity of 4 years, 12 months Euribor + 6% interest rate. Izmir Metropolitan Municipality signed an authorization agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) for a total of 3,20 million Euros, 125 million Euros, within the scope of Üçyol-Buca Metro Line last May. It is planned to sign an authorization agreement with the Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) in the coming days.
It will provide driverless service.
The line, which forms the 5th stage of the İzmir Light Rail System, will serve between Üçyol Station - Dokuz Eylül University Tınaztepe Campus - Çamlıkule. The length of the line, which will be constructed with the deep tunnel technique (TBM/NATM) using the TBM machine, is 13.5 km. and 11 station areas were determined. Starting with Üçyol, the line will include Zafertepe, Bozyaka, General Asım Gündüz, Şirinyer, Buca Municipality, Kasaplar, Hasanağa Garden, Dokuz Eylül University, Buca Koop and Çamlıkule stations respectively. The Buca line will be integrated with the 2nd stage line running between F.Altay-Bornova at Üçyol Station and with the İZBAN line at Şirinyer Station. Train sets on this line will serve without drivers.
The companies that will participate in the tender with 6 foreign business partners to be held on September 11 are as follows;
- Bayburt Group & Azercon OJSC Joint Venture
- CCM Buca Joint Venture (CHINA State Construction, Cengiz İnşaat, MESA Mesken Joint Stock Company)
- China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation and Kolin Construction Joint Venture
- Dentas-Gurbag Joint Venture
- Doğuş Construction
- EEB-CRFG-CREGC-MAKYOL Consortium
- Gülermak Construction
- Dere – NORINCO Partnership
- Dillingham Construction – Özaltın Construction Partnership
- Mosinzhproekt – ENKA Business Partnership
- SMU Ingeokom – Metgun Business Partnership
- Yapı Merkezi – Nurol Joint Venture
- Power Construction Corporation Of China – Özgün İnşaat Joint Venture.