Invitation to tender for 2.25 km Monte Mario tunnel. August 1999.
ANAS, the national roads agency; has given the go-ahead to the 32.5 km Variante di valico between Sasso Marconi and Barberino di Mugello on highway A 1 linking Bologna to Florence, including a twin two-lane 8.6 km tunnel running under the Appennines between La Quercia and Aglio. There will be eight drives. Bids will be invited by the summer. The tunnel will cost €720 million. Time frame for construction of five years, commissioning in 2008. Visit www.enteanas.it 28/02.The European Investment Bank has loaned €450 million to Dexia-Crediop SpA who will grant the loan to Autostrade to build the highway. This is the first tranche of a €900 million loan. Visit www.eib.org 28/02.
Open call for bids, deadline 20th September, 2002 for construction of the 2 x 8.6 km La Quercia-Aglio basis tunnel through the Apennines between Sasso Marconi and Barberino di Mugello. Tender value €555.7 million. Visit http://ted.eur-op.eu.int/udl?request=Seek-Deliver&language=en&docid=125810-2002, OJ S 157, or contact Autostrade, Rome, fax +39 0643634288. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 34/02.
On section Casalecchio di Reno-Sasso Marconi, lot 3 has been awarded to Toto Costruzioni Generali and Carena, requiring two bored three-lane tunnels in Alloco (1.7 km) and Vado (1,130 m). Contract value €126.4 million. Lot 4 has been commissioned to Nino Ferrari and IRA. Includes the 2 x 240 m Campolungo bored tunnel and the 2 x 840 m Gardelletta cut-and-cover tunnel, with three traffic lanes and an emergency lane for each direction. Contract value €83.5 million. Work to last four years. Visit www.autostrade.it 40/02.
Tenders have been opened for the €555.75 million 8.7 km dual-lane twin-tube tunnel under the Appennines between La Quercia and Aglio required for the dualling of motorway A1 between Sasso Marconi and Barberino di Mugello (32.5 km). The lowest bidder is Consorzio Risalto, a consortium including contractors Rizzani, Salini and Todini, which proposed a -11.11% discount, followed by CCC, Grandi Lavori Fincosit, Coestra and SELI (-8.16%); Vianini, Toto Costruzioni, Cir and Carena (-7.26%); Condotte d'Acqua (-7.01%); Astaldi (-6.03%); and Strabag with Torno Internazionale and Lombardini (-5.3%). The best bid was actually proposed by a JV led by Baldassini-Tognozzi including Ira, Ferrari, Giustino and Locatelli (-13.59%) but the JV has been eliminated for failing to present a document. They have asked their bid to be reassessed and threatened to appeal. 15/03.