The 350km/h VRT Polabí line will run from Prague-Běchovice, a suburb on the eastern outskirts of Prague, to Poříčany, and is the first section of the planned Prague - Brno high-speed line. The new section will connect with the existing Poříčany - Pečky and Sadská - Nymburk město lines.

The tender also includes an environmental impact study, as well as an option to undertake the work required to receive approval for both studies.

The 14-month contract, which is worth around Koruna 240.5m ($US 9.6m), will be awarded under the best value approach/best value procurement (BVA/BVP) model, not necessarily the cheapest bid.

The tender was originally published in January, and SŽ says the new tender reflects the questions and objections raised during this process.

A preliminary market consultation was undertaken in September 2019, which was attended by representatives of 11 design companies from the Czech Republic, Germany and France.

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