Lithuania’s national Stadium concession tender to be extended
Three consortia of companies have applied for construction and management concession of the nearly 90 million euro National Stadium in Vilnius, with a decision on the fourth one yet to be made, Remigijus Šimašius, Mayor of the Lithuanian capital, said. Lithuania’s chief public procurement watchdog says that the service had given a green light to the deadline extension for the fourth participant to be able to apply. Two of the consortia, the KDS group, with Poland’s Budimex and Icor concern, have officially confirmed having applied for the tender. The tender also includes a Turkish company, as well as an Italian participant that has failed to submit its application yet. The concession contract with the investor will be signed for 25 years. The construction of the stadium is estimated at 88.5 million euros (including VAT), including 33.6 million euros in EU money. The complex should feature at least three football fields, an athletics stadium, sports facilities, a cultural education centre and a kindergarten.