Deadline further extended for Jerusalem LRT

The Israeli government has further extended the deadline to submit statements of qualifications for the Jerusalem light rail PPP.

The submission deadline was extended this week to December 7, 2017. The deadline was extended last month to November 23.

Under the plans, the Jerusalem Transportation Master Plan Team is seeking a private partner to design, finance, construct, operate and maintain the Green Line LRT, as well as operate and maintain the Red Line.

Last week the authority provided a clarification that a close friend of Nechemya Kind, the chairman of the Tender Committee, is serving as a project manager in the concessions division of contractor Shikun & Binui.

The Tender Committee said: “According to the information provided by the friend, he is not working on the PPP tenders issued by the General Accountant Infrastructure and Projects division, at the pre-qualification and tender stages.”