NAC dismissed appeal of Mostostal Warszawa

The National Appeal Chamber (NAC) rejected an appeal of Mostostal Warszawa S.A. (consortium leader) tendering for a contract to conduct a construction work on a new venue of the National Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra (NPRSO).

In the middle of December 2011, the City Hall of Katowice decided a two-staged limited tender procedure choosing a consortium of Warbud, PW “Ebud” – Przemysłówka and LTT as the prime contractor of the NPRSO’s new seat. The companies want to erect the building for PLN 234,9 including VAT. However, the consortium of four companies – Mostostal Warszawa, Acciona Infraestructuras, Karmar, Bouygues Bâtiment International – lodged an appeal from the decision (the consortium made the second cheapest bid: gross PLN 272,9 million, an estimated gross cost of the project is PLN 265 million). The appeal was dismissed by the National Appeal Chamber last Thursday.

In practice it means the City Hall’s decision is sustained. Now, to sign the contract with the consortium of Warbud as a leader, the contract award procedure documentation has to be submitted to the Public Procurement Office to conduct an ex-ante control by the PPO President. In compliance with the public procurement law, the submission of information on control results shall occur not later than within 14 days from the day of submission of the documentation, and in case of the highly complicated control – not later than within 30 days from the day of submission of the documentation. Only then the City Hall will be able to sign the contract with the consortium.

The NPRSO’s new seat, together with the Silesian Museum and the International Convention Center, will create a new cultural district in the area of “Spodek” and the former “Katowice” coal mine.