MÁV-tender scandal rolls on
Monday, March 21, 2005, 00:00
Canadian-German Bombardier will turn to the Public Procurement Arbitration Court (KDB) after not having won Hungarian Railways MÁV Rt?s Ft 130 billion engine tender, as reported earlier by BBJ Online. As a consequence of the legal step, KDB has forbidden MÁV to sign the contract with winner Swiss Stadler until the investigation comes to an end, daily Népszabadság reported. MÁV initiated an internal investigation at the company, but according to MÁV?s calculations Stadler submitted the best offer in total. Trains? energy consumption was a decisive factor in the tender, nevertheless the jury accepted non-verified data, news portale Index wrote. MÁV has later requested an energy consumption test from the Railways Department of Budapest Technical and Economics University and the test showed Stadler was the winner in this factor indeed, but Bombardier could have won the tender in total.