In the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure, financial offers were opened yesterday in the process of selecting the contractor for the Study of the Electronic Toll Collection System.In accordance with the tender proposals, a total of four technical and financial bids were received: Community of Bidders Ernst & Young Consulting Croatia and Ernst & Young GmbH Germany, Bidder MultiContract Consulting from Hungary, Bidder IDOM Consulting from Spain, Bidder CGI Czech Republic from the Czech Republic.After the evaluation of technical bids in which it was determined that two bidders meet the technical requirements, the commission conducted a second round in which the public opening of financial bids was carried out. communities of bidders Ernst & Young consulting Croatia and Ernst & Young GmbH Germany (Value of financial bid – 1.124.080,00 euros) and the bidder IDOM Consulting from Spain (Value of financial offer 875.526.43 euros). Both bidders offered project teams formed by domestic and foreign experts, according to the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructure.The consultant selection procedure is carried out with the consent of the World Bank and in accordance with the procedure (QCBS – Quality and Cost Based Selection), which consists of 8 steps. The final selection of advisors for the preparation of the Study of the Electronic Toll Collection System, which is being carried out as part of the Project for Modernization and Restructuring of the Road Sector of the Republic of Croatia, is expected in early July.Seasonal toll prices from June 15 to September 14 bring a 10% price increase From Friday, June 15 to September 14, seasonal toll prices will be introduced on motorways operated by Croatian Motorways (HAC) and the Rijeka-Zagreb Motorway (ARZ). Seasonal toll prices are introduced for IA, I. and from this year and for II. group of vehicles, and on III. and IV. vehicle group does not apply. In the seasonal period, the unit toll price for vehicles IA, I. and II. groups increases by 10%.The model of seasonal toll prices, which was introduced last year, during the 3 summer months in a period of increased traffic intensity, is one of the accepted measures of financial restructuring of companies in the road sector. The introduction of seasonal toll prices for certain categories of vehicles stems from the fact that about 40% of total annual traffic is realized in the summer months, and on some motorways the number of vehicles increases up to three times in summer compared to the rest of the year.
Public meeting? What: Vancouver Food Co-op special meeting.? When: 6-8 p.m. Thursday.? Where: Fruit Valley Community Center, 3200 Fruit Valley Road.? Information: http://vancouverfood.coopThe Vancouver Food Cooperative at 1002 Main St. is owed $9,000 in unpaid dues by members who presumably signed up because they were inspired by the nonprofit grocery store’s healthy, community-focused mission.Their failure to back good intentions with dollars is emblematic of the co-op’s whole problem, according to board president Kirk Wright: People who claim to care aren’t keeping their commitments. Not only are they not coming through with the one-time member dues that capitalize the store’s operations, he said, they’re also not volunteering and not even shopping at the store enough to keep it alive.The Vancouver Food Cooperative approved its charter and bylaws in 2009 and later established an online store and opened its downtown store. It is a member-owned and -operated company that emphasizes “real food,” according to its mission statement: local, minimally processed, organic and healthy.But barring a big, quick infusion of dedicated volunteerism — no later than a special membership meeting set for Thursday night — Wright said he expects the company to dissolve itself. That’s after a period of “major financial stress,” according to a letter that went out to earlier this month to the co-op’s membership of just over 400.“There have been many attempts to encourage shopping and to engage members and the community in store operation and staff volunteer positions critical to the organization.