The high-speed train tender will be held quietly. The Ministry of Transport will negotiate behind closed doors with the companies it has specially invited through the 21b procedure. It is stated that the tender, whose date is kept, will be held tomorrow.
According to the report of Yusuf Demir from SÖZCÜ; “A new tender will be launched in the Bursa-Osmaneli Railway project, which has not been completed since 2012. Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, Adil Karaismailoğlu, said in a statement in Kırıkkale on June 11, "We plan to connect Bursa-Bilecik Osmaneli district to the Ankara-Istanbul line and plan in July, hopefully we plan to enter 2023 with a high-speed train line of 5 kilometers." That step was taken, the ministry took action. The new tender was opened. However, it was not announced anywhere.
TENDER NOT ANNOUNCED
The Public Procurement Authority confirmed that a new tender will be held with the registration number 2020/390523, titled "Bandırma-Bursa-Yenişehir-Osmaneli High Standard Railway Line Construction and Supply of Electromechanical Systems" upon the application of SÖZCÜ. Authority officials noted that the tender date, specification and other information regarding the contents of the file were not communicated to them as it would not be done in an “open” manner.
The tender, which is not preferred to be held in an "open" procedure, which provides high level of competition, transparency and participation, which is accepted as the main procedure by the Public Procurement Law, is closed with the companies selected and invited privately, without any announcement, with the "21b bargaining" procedure stipulated by the law for emergency situations. will take place behind doors. It is said that the tender will be held on 20 August, that is, tomorrow.
GIVEN TO CENGİZ İNŞAAT
When the foundation of the project was laid in 2012, it was announced that the flights would start in 2016. However, that did not happen. Numerous tenders were held. There were always the names of familiar companies in tenders. In the tender for "Bandırma-Bursa-Ayazma-Osmaneli High Speed Train Project KM: 10 + 2017-KM: 46 + 031 (Excluding Tunnels) Infrastructure Supply Construction", again, 101b method was preferred. Özaltın, Şenbay, Çelikler-YSE, Kolin, Doğuş and Cengiz İnşaat, which are known to the public with their closeness to the government, were specially invited to the tender. The tender was awarded to Cengiz İnşaat for 700 million liras.
PENAL FOR FRAUD OF BAYBURT GROUP
The tender titled "Bursa-Osmaneli High Speed Train Project Infrastructure, Superstructure and Electromechanical Construction Work" was held on April 3, 2018 and the tender was awarded to Bayburt Group for 2.5 billion liras. However, the tender was canceled. Writer of SÖZCÜ Çiğdem Toker wrote that G.Ş., a member of the Board of Directors of Özgün Yapı, one of the Bayburt Group companies, was sentenced to 3 years, 1 month and 15 days in prison on the grounds that she had prepared forged documents in the tender and committed the crime of forgery in the official document.
On the other hand, the project, which has been called "High Speed Train" for about 10 years, was changed to "high standard" rather than "fast" with the last change.