ČEZ Has Today Opened Bids From Three Qualified Bidders Interested in Completing the Temelín NPP and have Thus Started the Bid Evaluation Process
On July 3, ČEZ opened bids for the public contract for completing the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant in the presence of the bidders’ - Areva, a consortium of the Westinghouse Electric Company, LLC and WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC ČR, and a consortium of ŠKODA JS, Atomstroyexport, and Gidropress. From this moment on, a team of experts will thoroughly examine, evaluate, and discuss the bids with the bidders in order to achieve their optimization.
Yesterday, ČEZ received three bids from qualified bidders, with the bids delivered in a total of seventy-three boxes, weighing 1.5 tons all together.
“This contract, the biggest in the history of the ČEZ and the Czech Republic, is crucial for us. We are going to proceed quite transparently when selecting the supplier. This is the only tender globally that has been conducted according to the public procurement rules,” says Daniel Beneš, ČEZ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors.
Over one hundred experts have been specially trained to analyze and examine the bids submitted by the qualified bidders. All the information received will be subject to strict security measures, for which ČEZ has allocated tens of millions of crowns. “In order to ensure information security, special rooms meeting higher security standards have been prepared at the headquarters of ČEZ in Duhová St. in Prague, as well as within the premises of the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant, where the bids will be evaluated and bid negotiations held with the bidders,” said Michaela Chaloupková, Purchasing Division Director.
During the evaluation process, the technical specifications of the plans and design documentation will be analyzed together with the security and license aspects thereof; another fifty percent of the criteria value will be the financial part of the bid, i.e. the price and commercial terms and conditions, such as the terms of warranty and payment. All of the company’s requirements for the subject matter of the public contract, i.e., the supply of two complete units for the Temelín Nuclear Power Plant on a turn-key basis, including sets of fuel rods for nine years of operation, are specified in an extensive tender documentation.
ČEZ announced the public contract on August 3, 2009. Interested parties had a chance to qualify before the spring of 2010, and the company then held discussions with them until October 2011. ČEZ now has over one year to select its supplier as the contract is planned to be signed in late 2013.
Barbora Půlpánová, ČEZ Spokeswoman
Published: 3. 7. 2012
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