Fourth Macau-Taipa bridge will take four years to be designed and built

6 December 2018

The design and construction of the fourth Macau-Taipa sea bridge is expected to take about four years, according to the tender restricted by prior qualification issued by the Office for Infrastructure Development (GDI).

Published in Macau’s Official Gazette, the tender for the contract for the design and construction of the fourth bridge specifies seven mandatory targets in the project, including 250 days for the placement of the first post and another 450 days for the delivery of the designed parts and execution project documents.

The work has a provisional bond of 150 million patacas and a definitive guarantee of 5.0% of the awarded project price. Only entities registered with the Public Works for execution of projects will be qualified to compete for the tender.

If a company interested in the work is not based in Macau, it can participate provided it does so in consortium with another company based in the territory.

The delivery of applications runs until 27 February and the evaluation and qualification criteria include financial (40%), technical and professional capacity, technical experience (40%) and human resources (20%).

After the selection, the seven most highly rated competitors will be invited, and the GDI will have 360 ​​days from the closing date to send out calls for proposals.

Macau is currently connected to the island of Taipa by three bridges -Governador Nobre de Carvalho, Amizade and Sai Van – which were opened to traffic in 1974, 1994 and 2004, respectively. (macauhub)