PPP projects

      Ķekava bypass PPP project

        General information about the project

        Why Ķekava bypass? 

        The Ķekava bypass after its construction will be the new section of the road A7 Riga – Bauska – the border of Lithuania (Grenctale) from km 7.9 to km 25.0 and it will be a part of the international road E67 Via Baltica (Helsinki – Tallinn – Riga – Panevežys – Kaunas – Warsaw – Prague). It will be a part of the TEN-T network ensuring the most efficient road connection between the capital of Latvia – Riga and the neighbor country Lithuania as well as the rest of Europe. The road E67 provides traffic stream through Riga city to the bypass of Riga (A4 Baltezers-Saulkalne), the bypass of Riga (A5 Salaspils-Babīte), the road A6 Riga-Daugavpils-Kraslava-the border of Belorussia (Patarnieki), the road A8 Riga-Jelgava-the border of Lithuania (Meitene) as well as the road A9 Riga (Skulte)-Liepaja.

        The existing road E67 / A4 in its section Riga – Ķekava has one of the highest volume – capacity ratio in Latvia and the traffic volume has been multiplied several times during the last 15 years exceeding 17 000 vehicles per day. Consequently, already now the planned traffic volume for the existing road construction has been exceeded approximately three times, moreover, this is the only exit out of the Riga city having two-lane carriageway.

        Technical characteristic of the planned bypass 

        The total length of the Ķekava Bypass has been planned 17.5 km including construction of the new high -speed section (14.4 km in total) and reconstruction of the existing road (3.1 km). 11.1 km of them planned as four-lane carriageway and 6.4 km planned carriageway with two lanes. The project includes also four multiple junctions, four tunnels, one bridge, seven roundabouts as well as parallel roads in total length of 14,4 km.

        Preconditions of using PPP model

        PPP or Private – Public partnership project has been chosen as the most appropriate solution based on the following criteria:

        • involvement of the private sector (construction companies, banks etc.) into providing of the public services (in this case, the public partner or client is the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Latvia),
        • high quality road construction within the desired timeframe,
        • mutual economic advantage,
        • an optimal cost-effective risk distribution,
        • innovative management and technologies,
        • growth of industry enterprises

        Characteristic of the PPP model

        The PPP model chosen for construction of the Ķekava Bypass has the following conditions:

        • type of contract – DBFM (design, build, finance and maintain),
        • the contract duration: 23 years (3 year for technical designing and construction, 20 years for maintenance),
        • type of payments to the private partner: availability payments

        Planned time schedule of the project implementation


        Useful information about the project


        On 17.05.2019, the Candidates who qualified in the Selection phase within the procurement procedure “Public – Private Partnership Contract on Designing, Construction, Financing and Maintaining of Section 7.9 – 25.0 km (Kekava Bypass) of Riga – Bauska – Lithuanian Border (Grenctāle)” were invited to prepare and submit their Initial Tenders in compliance with requirements of the Award criteria.

        Information related to the procurement procedure, for example, answers to the questions asked by Candidates are published on the website of SJSC “Latvian State Roads”:, ID No LVC2018/100/PP. Please note that the procurement language is Latvian. The Selection and Award Procurement Documents are provided also in English for informative purposes only.

        The announcement on Contract (launching of the procurement procedure) is available on the official website of the Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau:
        Candidates are invited to submit Initial Tenders no later than by August 9, 2019 by 10 am Latvian time.


        On September 4-7, 2018, the International Open Days 2 of the PPP project “Kekava Bypass” took place in Riga in the form of individual Q&A sessions to raise awareness on requirements of the competitive procedure with negotiations including selection and award criteria.

        The most important information discussed during the event has been summarized in the following documents:

        ….Presentation_OpenDays2 04-07.09.2018 (ENG),

        ….Frequently asked questions during OpenDays2  (ENG).


        Please note that the information published in this section of the webiste may differ from the official procurement documentaion and therefore can be used for informative needs only.