The current license period for operation of the national ferry connections E39 Mortavika-Arsvågen and Halhjem-Sandvikvåg expires on 31.12.2016.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration refers to the prior information notice about the competition for licences to operate the national ferry connections ‘E39 Mortavika-Arsvågen and Sandvikvåg-Halhjem’ on Doffin/TED. (Doffin Reference: 2015-904572 and TED Reference: 2015/S 084-150390 published 27.4.2015).
The licence terms with annex (the tender documentation) were released 27.4.2015. The competition was cancelled, cf. announcement on 31.10.2015. In the period February — June 2016, negotiations were carried out between The Norwegian Public Roads Administration and Fjord1 for amendments in the licence terms, with the purpose of securing operation of the connections from 1 January 2017. In a letter dated 4.7.2016, Fjord1 was invited to submit a revised tender offers based on the amendments to the original licence terms, with a tender deadline of 30.8.2016. The Norwegian Public Roads Administration received the revised tender offer from Fjord1 on 30.8.2016.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration hereby announces that we intend to award the contract and licence to Fjord1, based on the ferry company's revised application on licence to operate the ferry connections E39 Arsvågen — Mortavika and Halhjem — Sandvikvåg for 1.1.2017 — 31.12.2018, submitted on 30.8.2016.
The connections shall be operated in accordance with the licence terms and the tender offer submitted 30.8.2016.
A contract will be signed with Fjord1 at the earliest ten days after notification in Doffin/TED.
Please refer to the attached document, ‘basis for notice of intent’.