Lithuania tenders Police Infrastructure PPP projects in Kaunas and Panevezys
On the 11th of May the Police Department, under the Ministry of the Interior, launched a tender for Police Infrastructure PPP projects in Kaunas and Panevezys.
In accordance with the tender documentation, potential private partners who express an interest in these PPPs will have to participate in a negotiated procedure which consists of two separate parts. One part will be dedicated to Kaunas Police Infrastructure PPP, and the other to Panevezys Police Infrastructure PPP, meaning that two separate PPP contracts will need to be signed.
Under these 15-year PPP contracts, the private partners selected will be responsible for the design, construction, financing and maintenance of the police stations. 3 years of the total project duration has been allotted for design and construction, whilst the remaining 12 years is to be dedicated to the maintenance of the buildings.
The New police station in Kaunas will encompass an administrative building of 5 080 sq. m. and additional premises of 1 180 sq. m. The new police station in Panevezys, meanwhile, will encompass an administrative building, together with a police custody building totaling to nearly 8 000 sq. m., 880 sq. m. of garages and secured parking. The expected CAPEX is set at €12.4 million for the Kaunas project and €14.8 million for the Panevezys project.
Prior to the launch of the tender, a number of public consultations were held with the intention of discussing and potentially improving and clarifying the tender conditions of the projects.
The tender documents have been published and can be found at the Central Public Procurement webpage. The deadline for submission of participation requests for the Police Infrastructure PPPs tender is 11:00 a.m. on the 16th of August.
Tadas Jagminas, Director of the Project Management Department at Invest Lithuania, recently provided his full endorsement to this project: “The Lithuanian Police Department has a track record of successfully closing pilot PPP projects of a similar scope in Vilnius. I am confident that the Police Department will effectively apply their accumulated knowledge and the lessons learned from their previous experience in PPP. And I believe that this will lead to defined, swift and efficient tendering procedures.”