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ACV: Long Thanh airport bidding evaluation complies with laws

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) has affirmed that the evaluation of the VND35-trillion bidding package for the passenger terminal of Long Thanh International Airport complies with laws.

ACV recently announced the Vietur consortium, led by Turkish company IC ISTAS, meets the technical requirements for Bidding package 5.10 on construction of the terminal, affectively entering into the next round of the bidding and kicking two other consortiums out of the race.

The fact that Vietur is the only contender in the next and final round of the bidding and that there is a high possibility that it will win the tender has prompted the Hoa Lu consortium, led by Coteccons, to file a complaint against Vietur.

Hoa Lu, which comprises local and foreign firms like Hoa Binh, Central An Phong, Delta, Unicons, Thanh An and Thailand’s Powerline Engineering Public Company Limited, called for due diligence in the process of selecting a consortium for this huge bidding package.

Any chosen consortium must be capable and free from construction delay record and suspicion of corruption, according to Hoa Lu.

In response, ACV said it had assessed technical documents based on criteria and procedures stipulated by laws. During the evaluation process, ACV requested the participating consortiums to provide additional documents for clarification.

A team of independent experts evaluated the technical documents of the three consortiums to ensure objectivity in the evaluation process, according to ACV.

ACV said the fact that Hoa Lu consortium had sent its complaint to multiple agencies in the ongoing bidding evaluation is not compliance with law, as all information about the bidding must be kept confidential. Hoa Lu’s action may harm the reputation of all stakeholders.

ACV is reviewing the financial documents of the Vietur consortium, and planning to announce the final result on August 22. If selected, ACV and Vietur will proceed with negotiations over a construction contract.

The Vietur consortium has 10 members, including IC ISTAS , Newtecons, Ricons and SOL E&C.

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