On March 07, 2023, the Minister of Transport issues Circular No. 01/2023/ TT-BGTVT on guidelines for production, approval, and announcement of the list of projects; methods and criteria of bid, and proposal evaluation in bidding for investors of road traffic service works.
Accordingly, national competitive bidding for road traffic service works shall be carried out when:
- Firstly, projects under lines of business are not granted market access for foreign investors in accordance with investment laws;
- Secondly, projects have at least 2 investors satisfying initial requirements for capacity and experience and there are no foreign investors applying for project execution or satisfying initial requirements for capacity and experience;
- Thirdly, projects demand national security and defense assurance as decided by the Prime Minister in accordance with the request of the competent authority and consent of the Ministry of National Defense with regard to national defense requirements or consent of the Ministry of Public Security with regard to security requirements.
Besides, assurance about competitiveness in bidding, uploading of bidding information, uploading of bidding information in a prompt manner, time requirements in the investor selection process, and expenditure in the investor selection process shall comply with regulations in Decree No. 25/2020/ND-CP and Decree No. 35/2021/ND-CP. Storage of information in bidding and teams of experts shall comply with regulations in Decree No. 25/2020/ND-CP.This Circular takes effect on 5/1/2023.