MÁV selects Stadler once again as winner of train tender
Thursday, August 4, 2005, 12:01
State-owned Hungarian railways MÁV Rt. today announced that it selected the Swiss company Stadler as the winner for a tender to deliver thirty suburban rail vehicles, with an option for thirty more. The detailed bids were submitted on August 1. Stadler and Canada's Bombardier both submitted bids by the Monday deadline. The tender was called after the Public Procurement Arbitration Board (KDB) decided on July 4 to nullify a tender, in which MÁV had declared Switzerland's Stadler the winner. Canada's Bombardier, the only other bidder, appealed the decision. Instead of calling a new tender, the KDB allowed both bidders to resubmit their bids in a more detailed form, allowing for changes to the minor parts of the bids' components which would not affect the original overall price of each component.