Thailand USD 6bn airport result delayed as third bidder rejoins

05 November 2019 - 12:00 am UTC

The Thai government has delayed a decision on who will carry out a USD 6bn expansion of an airport in Rayong province amid local conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s legal fight to rejoin the tender.

The decision – due last month – will now be announced in December, according to a spokesperson with the East Economic Corridor (EEC), which is procuring the project. The authorities are aiming to sign a joint venture agreement with the private investor in January 2020, the spokesperson told Inframation.

The process ran into a hurdle after a Charoen Pokphand-led consortium was disqualified from bidding due to late submission of documents. The group won an injunction order from the Central Administrative Court in mid-October to have the assessment committee evaluate its technical and financial proposals for the project, the spokesperson said.

A consultant to the assessment committee is in the process of evaluating the consortium’s technical proposal, which opened on 24 October. If the plan earns a score of at least 80%, the group’s financial proposal will be assessed by the procuring authority.

The EEC aims to develop the country’s three eastern provinces under which the airport project is procured.
The Thai government has delayed a decision on who will carry out a USD 6bn expansion of an airport in Rayong province amid local conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s legal fight to rejoin the tender.

The decision – due last month – will now be announced in December, according to a spokesperson with the East Economic Corridor (EEC), which is procuring the project. The authorities are aiming to sign a joint venture agreement with the private investor in January 2020, the spokesperson told Inframation.

The process ran into a hurdle after a Charoen Pokphand-led consortium was disqualified from bidding due to late submission of documents. The group won an injunction order from the Central Administrative Court in mid-October to have the assessment committee evaluate its technical and financial proposals for the project, the spokesperson said.

A consultant to the assessment committee is in the process of evaluating the consortium’s technical proposal, which opened on 24 October. If the plan earns a score of at least 80%, the group’s financial proposal will be assessed by the procuring authority.

The EEC aims to develop the country’s three eastern provinces under which the airport project is procured.
The Thai government has delayed a decision on who will carry out a USD 6bn expansion of an airport in Rayong province amid local conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s legal fight to rejoin the tender.

The decision – due last month – will now be announced in December, according to a spokesperson with the East Economic Corridor (EEC), which is procuring the project. The authorities are aiming to sign a joint venture agreement with the private investor in January 2020, the spokesperson told Inframation.

The process ran into a hurdle after a Charoen Pokphand-led consortium was disqualified from bidding due to late submission of documents. The group won an injunction order from the Central Administrative Court in mid-October to have the assessment committee evaluate its technical and financial proposals for the project, the spokesperson said.

A consultant to the assessment committee is in the process of evaluating the consortium’s technical proposal, which opened on 24 October. If the plan earns a score of at least 80%, the group’s financial proposal will be assessed by the procuring authority.

The EEC aims to develop the country’s three eastern provinces under which the airport project is procured.
The Thai government has delayed a decision on who will carry out a USD 6bn expansion of an airport in Rayong province amid local conglomerate Charoen Pokphand’s legal fight to rejoin the tender.

The decision – due last month – will now be announced in December, according to a spokesperson with the East Economic Corridor (EEC), which is procuring the project. The authorities are aiming to sign a joint venture agreement with the private investor in January 2020, the spokesperson told Inframation.

The process ran into a hurdle after a Charoen Pokphand-led consortium was disqualified from bidding due to late submission of documents. The group won an injunction order from the Central Administrative Court in mid-October to have the assessment committee evaluate its technical and financial proposals for the project, the spokesperson said.

A consultant to the assessment committee is in the process of evaluating the consortium’s technical proposal, which opened on 24 October. If the plan earns a score of at least 80%, the group’s financial proposal will be assessed by the procuring authority.

The EEC aims to develop the country’s three eastern provinces under which the airport project is procured.

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