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Stadler's only competitor - Spanish company

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Spanish enterprise Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles SA (CAF) is the only competitor of Stadler Bussnag AG (Stadler) in AS Pasažieru vilciens (PV) organized tender in value of 144 million lats, informed the head of the Hungarian branch of Stadler Zoltan Dunai who is in charge of the company entering the Latvian market.

Head of the Hungarian branch of Stadler Zoltan Dunai

Dunai told that the offer of AS Rīgas vagonbūves rūpnīca (RVR) in collaboration with French enterprise Bombardier Transport France S.A.S.(Bombardier) is not clear; therefore Stadler does not consider the companies as serious competitors, according to Nozare.lv.

Swiss company representative speaks evasively about the regulations of the second round that provide that maintenance costs on a van per year are revealed. Dunas stresses that Stadler has not yet received the statute of the second round from PV and therefore cannot disclose specific figures. He also acknowledges that he dreads calling specific figures publicly, because of CAF with whom the competition has toughened recently. However Dunas reveals that, for example, in Hungary one train maintenance costs below 1000 euros (about 700 lats).

«Stadler participates in PV tender with a product that has already been offered to other countries; whereas the other competitors are speaking about a product that has not even been developed yet. The main competitor of Stadler in PV tender is CAF with whom we have competed also in tenders of other countries, including Estonia. When speaking about RVR and Bombardier, I do not know which of these companies has developed the offer. Stadler does not understand what the competitor actually offer,» said Dunai.

He also pointed out that when the tender was announced RVR did not participate in it; however when the tender was announced for the second time – RVR appeared in tandem with Bombardier, yet the offer of these enterprises is not clear.

Dunai indicates that PV has repeatedly announced that RVR submitted documents in the pre-qualification of the first round do not meet the regulations. Thus the PV Board has showed that they have qualified for the tender a company whose offer is suspicious. It is also the reason why Stadler plans to apply to the Latvian and European Union law enforcement agencies.

«We have not done it yet, but we plan to. In case the law enforcement agencies do not approve our claim, we will accept the decision and move further. It is our duty to point out the irregularities of the tender,» informed Dunai.


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