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Procurement Monitoring Bureau stops Pasažieru vilciens tender worth 144 million lats

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThe Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau (PMB) has banned AS Pasažieru vilciens to continue the procurement procedure and conclude agreement in a closed tender for new electric and diesel train purchase without carrying out amendments to the tender provisions, according to statement on the PMB’s website.

Such decision was taken after reviewing the filed claim by AS Riga Railcar Factory on February 11 and the lodged additional claim on March 9, this year.

The PMB concluded that Pasažieru vilciens must carry out the necessary changes to the provisions relating to the concept of «single electric and diesel train platform».

The PMB’s decision on prohibiting the conclusion of the contract without carrying out amendments to the provisions can be appealed at the Administrative District Court within one month from its receival date.

As reported, Pasažieru vilciens plans to buy 34 new electric trains and seven diesel trains through a tender.

Pasažieru vilciens announced the procurement tender in early December 2009 and concluded the first round in September 2010, when the second round’s deadline was established – December 17.

On March 9, the European Commission approved the EU Cohesion Fund’s (CF) major road sector project on Riga suburban railway passenger system modernization and renewal of diesel rolling stock at the extent of 144 million lats. Of the total project’s costs the CF financing comprises 100 million lats.

The procurement foresees the purchase of 34 new electric trains and seven diesel trains by 2015. The first new test trains will be delivered in 2012, but the supplies are likely to begin in 2013. The successful tender applicant will also have to provide maintenance of the new electric and diesel trains for 30 years.

Pasažieru vilciens was established in 2001, separating domestic passenger traffic from the functions carried out by the state-owned Latvian railway company Latvijas Dzelzceļš. Previously, Pasažieru vilciens was a 100% subsidiary of Latvijas Dzelzceļš; however, in October 2008 Pasažieru vilciens was transformed into a public company.

 


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  1. El_ko says:

    Wonder if they manage at all to complete the tender…

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