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10. August 2010.
Public company Serbian Railways announced the tender today (August 10, 2010) for construction of a road-rail bridge across the Danube, in Novi Sad, in the location of former Zezelj Bridge, which was torn down in NATO bombing.
According to the notice published on the website of Serbian Railways (www.zeleznicesrbije.com), the tender envisages drawing of plans and construction of new Zezelj Bridge, as well as removal of existing temporary bridge, while the deadline for completion of works is 32 months.
The new Zezelj Bridge will be constructed along the original alignment and using the existing central foundation, it will be 474 meters long and consist of two tied steel arches 180 and 220 meters long.
According to the preliminary project, the bridge on international Corridor 10 will be 31.6 meters wide, it will have two railway tracks, two road lanes, and two pedestrian and cycling tracks.
As it was announced earlier, construction of the bridge, worth total of 60 million euros, will be financed from the funds of the European Union in amount of 30 million euros, 20 million euros will be provided from the budget of Vojvodina, while 10 million euros will be set aside for that purpose in the budget of the city of Novi Sad.
The deadline for submission of bids on the tender is November 3, 2010. The works are divided into two lots - civil construction works and steel structure.
According to the tender terms, bidders must provide a common tender guarantee of 1 million euros, while the winner on the tender will be asked to provide performance guarantee in amount of 10% of the value of the contract.
Participation is open to all legal persons whose average annual turnover for construction works over the last three financial years is at least 40 million euros. The bidders must also have equipment, staff and money to carry out minimum 70% of the works envisaged by the tender.
The rest of the terms and details of the tender can be read on the website of Serbian Railways - www.zeleznicesrbije.com.