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Repeat tender announced for border crossing infrastructure in Kundziņsala


VAS ‘Valsts nekustamie īpašumi’ (VNĪ) has announced a repeat tender for the implementation of the border control service infrastructure project at Uriekstes iela 42 in Riga.

An assessment of the bids received for the tender revealed that the solutions submitted by the tenderers did not meet the economic feasibility criterion and did not comply with the requirements and financial capacity of the client. As a result, given the trends in the price of construction materials, VNĪ decided to update its technical specifications and announce a new tender. 

Interested contractors have until 24 July 2023 to submit their bids. For more information visit:

Five bids were received as part of the previously announced tender for the construction of a border crossing point in Kundziņsala. The bids came from SIA AIMASA, ‘Panevėžio statybos trestas’ AB, AS UPB, NORDES & ACBR consortium, and SENSUM, BBA un AE consortium. The proposed contract prices ranged from 25.8 million to 41.7 million euros (without VAT).

Within the framework of the “implementation of boarder control services functions in Kundziņsala” project, we intend to establish new boarder control infrastructure conforming to modern requirements of the State Revenue Service, the State Border Guard and the Food and Veterinary Service, as well as to transfer the customs control point of Riga free port from 16 Uriekstes Street to 42 Uriekstes Street, Riga, which will potentially reduce the negative impact of transport related to Riga port on the city's traffic flow and promote the development of the infrastructure of the European Transport Network (TEN-T). The construction of a new BCP point will also improve the security of service employees and border crossers and speed up and simplify the clearance process.

We plan to create the new infrastructure in an area of 5.9 ha by autumn of 2026, starting work in 2023 with the development of the building design. The funds necessary for the implementation of the project will be drawn from the grant financing  within the framework of the Latvia Recovery and Resilience Mechanism Plan and financing from the national budget. Total funding currently raised amounts to 39 million euros.

Read more about the project: HERE

VNĪ currently successfully works on the implementation of 44 national-scale projects, 24 of which are in the stage of construction. The total implementation budget of the projects exceeds EUR 336 million. VNĪ provides professional real estate management and administration for 365 building and structure properties, comprising 1100 buildings with a total area of 0.95 million square metres, as well as land beneath structures with a total area of 602 hectares, and 3536 land properties with a total area of 903 hectares. VNĪ is one of 17 Latvian companies that received the highest platinum award in the Sustainability Index evaluation of the Institute for Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility, demonstrating good governance and sustainability of its operations. The company was founded in 1996 and the Ministry of Finance is its sole shareholder.