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Fourth time: Pasažieru vilciens permitted to sign train supply contract with Škoda

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RULatvia’s Procurement Monitoring Bureau (PMB) has declined Spanish company Patentes Talgo S.L. (Talgo) complaint regarding the train procurement organized by railway passenger transport company Pasažieru vilciens’ (PV) and has permitted the company to sign a contract with Czech company Škoda Vagonka (Škoda), according to the decision published by PMB.

The decision details that Talgo’s complaint in regards to Pasažieru vilciens’ organized Talks Procedure’s results was unjustified, therefore there was no reason to cancel the decision in regards to procurement’s results. PMB permitted Pasažieru vilciens to sign supply contract with Škoda and decided to keep in force the decision made by the procurement committee in regards to results of the Talks Procedure.

As it is known, Pasažieru vilciens, considering PMB’s opinion and reviewed procurement participants’ offers a third time, picked Škoda as the winner at the end of May. Following this, Talgo submitted a complaint.

Four contenders competed with one another in Pasažieru vilciens’ procurement for 32 new electric trains and maintenance equipment – Škoda, Talgo, Polish subsidiary of Swiss Stadler, and Spanish Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF).

Initially, Talgo was picked the winner. Its offered price was EUR 225.303 million. However, two other contenders – Škoda and CAF – submitted a complaint to PMB.

After reviewing complaints, PMB prohibited Pasažieru vilciens from signing a contract with Talgo. After reviewing offers again, Pasažieru vilciens picked Škoda as the winner. This company’s offered price was EUR 241.889 million.

The winner in the tender was changed because Pasažieru vilciens took into account PMB’s recommendations in regards to electricity price. After looking at long-term costs, Škoda’s offer was declared the most economical. Talgo’s price was lower, but train maintenance costs over a 35-year-cycle were lower in Škoda’s offer.

Talgo then submitted a complaint to PMB over the picked winner in the talks procedure. After reviewing the complaint, the bureau prohibited Pasažieru vilciens from signing a contract with Škoda and ordered the company to cancel procurement committee’s decision on results of the procedure. PMB also ordered Pasažieru vilciens to prevent the violations uncovered for the procurement committee by re-assessing submitted offers.

After re-assessing offers, Pasažieru vilciens once again picked Škoda as the winner at the end of May.


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  1. Zerry says:

    Skoda :)
    Hopefully this time will not be followed the practises of Rigas Satiksme & Skoda

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