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Public procurement commission levies fines in Debrecen tram tender

Hungary's Public Procurement Commission (KDB) set conditions for continuing a tender to supply 18 trams for the city of Debrecen and levied fines of HUF 1 billion (€3.77 million) on the local council and the local-transport company inviting the tender. The Debrecen city council said it would contest the KDB decision at court.

The Spanish company CAF was declared the winner of the tender in March with bid of net €44.2 million, including maintenance and other services. KDB suspended the signing of the contract, however, after the four other bidders - Stadler Pankow GmBH, Ansaldobreda SpA, Koncar-Elektricna Vozila dd and Skoda Transportation a.s. - appealed the decision.

KDB said that the technical content of the tender as well as evaluation criteria must be defined clearly before the council and its transport company can go on with the tender. (MTI-Econews)