MÁV prohibited from signing contract
Friday, June 10, 2005, 08:02
The Public Procurement Arbitration Committee for a second time prohibited railway company MÁV Rt from signing a contract with Stadler Bussnang AG for the supply and maintenance of 30 suburban railway engines, daily Népszabadság reported. The railway company's tender was won by the Swiss Stadler Bussnang AG on 1st June, however, this decision was appealed by Canadian Bombardier. The Public Procurement Arbitration Committee justified the decision by saying that it is possible that the cleanness of the public procurement procedure had been violated. For this reason the PPAC prohibited MÁV from signing a contract with Stadler until Bombardier's complaints are considered thoroughly. One of Bombardier's main complaints was that MÁV declared their offer void on 2nd June. The PPAC will hear the matter on 17th June and is expected to utilize the available 30-day period and maybe even avail of the 10-day extension in order to investigate the issue.