M-11 Moscow — Saint Petersburg , Stage 6 : Public Procurement Notice

On September 2, 2013, "RHW" SC announced the Open One-Stage Bidding Process for the Right to Enter into a Long-Term Investment Agreement on the Construction, Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul and Toll-Based Operation of Moscow — Saint Petersburg Expressway at the Section km 334 — km 543.

The Bid is held under the Program of Activities of "Russian Highways" State Company for a Long-Term Period (2010-2020) approved by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 2146-r dated December 31, 2009.

The Public Procurement Notice is available on the official website of the Russian Federation zakupki.gov.ru under No. 31300527596 and on the website of «RHW» SC.

The project will be presented on September 16, 2013. The bidding procedures term will be two and a half months, the Agreement is to be signed in mid-December 2013.

Under the Agreement the Expressway Section will be constructed from 2014 to 2018 and will be 217.1 km long. The total construction cost is RUB 149.1 bln, including the Contractor’s investment of RUB 15.96 bln.

The project shall be implemented by the Contractor pursuant to the approved design and estimate documentation, for which the Approval of the FAA (Federal Autonomous Agency) Glavgosekspertiza of Russia was obtained on November 16, 2012.

The Expressway Section will have four lanes along the entire length. It will pass across Tver and Novgorod Regions. The Section will pass across Vyshny Volochek and Bologoe Districts of Tver Region and Okulovo, Malaya Vishera and Novgorod Districts of Novgorod Region. The Motorway Section will comply with Class IA allowing to ensure the rated speed of 150 km/h. More than 100 bridgeworks and a number of junctions will be erected in the course of its construction.

Being located in relative proximity to the existing M-10 Russia Motorway, the project enables to preserve the existing transport links within the constituent entities and takes into account the long-term development of transport infrastructure. The project is implemented within the construction of Moscow — Saint Petersburg Motorway being in line with the state priorities, including those stipulated in the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation until 2030 and is at the stage of active implementation.

To date, the construction of Section km 15 — km 58 has been commenced on the basis of the Concession Agreement entered into in accordance with Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 511-r dated April 24, 2007. In late 2011, the Long-Term Investment Agreement on the Construction of the Section km 258 — km 334 (bypassing Vyshny Volochek) was entered into, as well. In summer 2013, the Open Bidding Process for the Right to Enter into the Concession Agreement on the Financing, Construction and Toll-Based Operation of the Section km 543 — km 684 was announced.

The Section km 334 — km 543 will be a part of the modern and efficient high-speed road infrastructure that ensures transport between Moscow and Saint Petersburg, will make transit traffic pass beyond the streets of Tver, Vyshny Volochek and 52 settlements and will create conditions for economic growth of the regions in the Motorway attraction zone.

The Project will be implemented under the Long-Term Investment Agreement being a type of public-private partnership agreement. It is a mixed civil-law contract that contains elements of various contract types provided for by the current legislation of the Russian Federation (contractor agreement on the Motorway construction, maintenance, repair, overhaul, works and services related to the operation of toll collection system and automatic traffic control system).

The Parties to the Long-Term Investment Agreement will be "RHW" SC and the Contractor to be selected by the open Bidding Process results. The Agreement Term shall be 26 years. Once the construction is completed the Contractor shall maintain the Motorway, the toll collection system and the automatic traffic control system within 22 years. The Agreement provides for the Operation and the Investment Payments that shall be made by the Customer to the Contractor.

The Bid Documentation is available on the website of "RHW" SC.