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Stadler appeals against court’s decision

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Bnn.lv bnn-news.com bnn-news.ru Baltic newsStadler Bussnang AG has decided to appeal against the decision of the Administrative District Court, being of opinion that the court has failed to consider many substantial conditions which denied opportunity for several participants to compete in the train tender of JSC Passengers Train on equal conditions.

Stadler points at the fact that the court didn’t review CAF’s offer at all, although there was a claim; the company also does not agree with court’s decision on prolongation of the term for all participants, informs Oskars Firmanis, PR consultant of Stadler  Bussnang AG.

The company is disappointed that the court did not even review CAF offer’s compliance with technical specifications. Therefore, there is still doubt on CAF’s offer and its compliance with provisions. Stadler still thinks that CAF offer does not meet various technical criteria, and JSC Passengers Train should reject such an offer. Besides, there is a serious suspicion that CAF’s financial offer is very disadvantageous for Passengers Train and Latvian taxpayers. This suspicion is based on surprisingly high maintenance costs, in comparison to other international estimates and standards.

The company can not understand also why the court reviewed only one part of Stadler’s claim. According to the company, the court unjustly refused to review the other part. The court in its decision states that Stadler was unable to explain to Passengers Train why it needs prolongation of term to submit its offer, and in such a situation Passengers Train could not allow to prolong the term. In the same time, the court didn’t check whether the other candidate which received prolongation of the term, was able to explain why it is necessary. Stadler is of opinion that Passengers Train is obligated to treat all candidates in an equal manner, and it has no right to require detailed proof from Sadler if there were no similar requirements for the other candidate.

This and other arguments serve also for a reason to Passengers Train to wait for the final court’s decision and not to sign the agreement in a hurry, notes Firmanis.

Stadler submitted its claim to the court on January 30 this year.

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