Sweco Lietuva UAB to develop design for the new Lithuanian Army infrastructure objects

Sweco Lietuva UAB to develop design for the new Lithuanian Army infrastructure objects

Agreement has been Lithuanian made concerning infrastructure development projects in Pabradė and Šiauliai under the NATO Security Investment Programme: the Ministry of National Defence and the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) signed a contract with Sweco Lietuva UAB on the Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure development projects.

litvaThe successful bidder in the NATO agency’s invitation to tender, a Lithuanian company, has committed to develop design for 11 infrastructure projects of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. 10 of the projects – barracks, canteen, training and warehouse infrastructure, roadways within the area, etc. – will be implemented at Gen S. Žukauskas Training Area in Pabradė, and one – a new passenger and cargo terminal at Šiauliai Airport – at the Lithuanian Air Force Base.

All the 11 Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure projects will be implemented in stages depending on their complexity. The design development is planned to be finished by the end of the first quarter of 2020. The following implementation of the projects will be conducted gradually, for which a NSPA invitation to tender will be announced too. The first procurement stage is planned to be announced via the NSPA procurement platform in the end of this year (last quarter) and the second stage of the contracts is planned to begin when all he projects are fully prepared, i.e. in the first semester of 2020.

Deadlines for infrastructure design are particularly short, that is why the NATO Support and Procurement Agency set a high standard for bidders in the tender conditions. Aside from Lithuanians, tenders were received from companies of Italy and Turkey. The selection process took into account a tenderer’s experience, personnel, circulation.

In the summer of this year (third quarter) the NSPA is expected to announce several more contract work tender invitations regarding development of military infrastructure in Lithuania.

“Under the NATO Security Investment Programme Capability Package, roughly Eur 47 million is planned to be allotted for completing works on the Lithuanian Armed Forces infrastructure according to the contract by 2021, approx. Eur 23 million of the sum will be provided by the NATO Security Investment Programme. The Programme finances projects that ensure the Alliance’s security requirements. The key focus is on the crisis management projects: communications, command and control, mobility, combat training and training infrastructure development, logistical support, etc”, told press service of MOD of Lithuania.


Share This