RB Rail has launched a tender to source on-demand expertise covering subjects such as railway signalling, geology and civil construction.
The firm – the central coordinator for the high-speed Rail Baltica project through Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia – wants to fill approximately 90 expert positions covering 32 fields to help with the planning and design phase.
If successful, the experts would help with small scale studies and technical support, preparation of procurements and subsequently in contract management.
A spokesperson for RB Rail said: “RB Rail particularly invites experienced experts in their field of expertise to participate, including specialised SME companies.
“They can propose experts for as many fields of expertise as they want.
“RB Rail expects to form a pool of up to approximately 90 external experts to be contracted under the framework agreement and called to provide services on on-demand base.
“The expert services are to be provided in 2017 and 2018.”
The full list of expert services includes:
- Civil construction design
- Bridge design
- Road design
- Environment Estonia
- Environment Latvia
- Environment Lithuania
- Environmental impact assessment
- Geology investigation
- Archelogy investigation
- Hydrology investigation
- Spatial planning Estonia
- Spatial planning Latvia
- Spatial planning Lithuania
- 1435 mm railway track design
- Railway construction management and logistics
- Railway signalling
- Railway traffic control
- RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety)
- Railway telecommunications (including GSM-R)
- Railway AC traction substations
- Railway AC catenary
- Railway auxiliary power supply (including for signalling)
- Railway electromagnetic compatibility
- Information technology and security
- Railway operations
- Railway business development
- Railway infrastructure maintenance
- 1435 mm railway fleet
- 1435 mm rolling stock maintenance
- Transport economy
Proposals are to be submitted by June 29.
Work on Rail Baltica began in 2015 and is estimated to be complete by 2025.