Stadler and Bombardier: new bids for MÁV tender
Monday, August 1, 2005, 16:04
Hungarian railway company MÁV announced that Switzerland's Stadler and
Canada's Bombardier both submitted more detailed bids by the Monday deadline for a tender to deliver thirty suburban rail vehicles, with an option for thirty more. MÁV said it will announce the winner on August 4. MÁV had asked both companies to resubmit their offers in more detailed form regarding operational expenses, after Hungary's Public Procurement Arbitration Board nullified the results of a tender for the vehicles, which was awarded to Stadler, on July 5. The arbitration board decided MÁV should allow Bombardier to submit a new offer without changing the original overall offer or its main components, but would allow changes to different parts of the disputed component. Stadler won the tender on June 1 after Bombardier's offer was disqualified, because MÁV deemed its price for maintaining the vehicles unrealistically low. Stadler bid euro 406.4 million to deliver 60 vehicles and maintain them. This was the second MÁV tender for the trains won by Stadler, appealed by Bombardier, and nullified by the arbitration board.