Plzen, West Bohemia/Warsaw, June 21 (CTK) – Czech engineering group Skoda Transportation was picked as the winner of a tender to deliver new trains for the Warsaw metro, the group’s spokeswoman Lubomira Cerna told CTK today, thus confirming the information published on a Polish website on Wednesday.
The tender process still continues, which is why Skoda Transportation cannot make any comments on the procedure at the moment, Cerna said.
Skoda Transportation, which is 100 percent owned by PPF group, submitted the lowest bid of PLN1.077bn (about Kc6.5bn). Austria’s Stadler ranked second, offering PLN1.109bn. Skoda Transportation scored the victory in a consortium with its unit Skoda Vagonka, according to the website.
Unsuccessful bidders may appeal the decision. Warsaw wanted 37 new metro trains, with an option for another eight trains, said the server. October 2017 was a deadline for submitting the offers.
Czech server zdopravy.cz reported today that the price had a 50 percent weight, energy consumption 24 percent, vehicle maintenance 22 percent and environmental aspects 4 percent.
Skoda scored 97.62 points in total, Stadler 87.95 points, Spain’s CAF 75.95 points and a consortium of Siemens and NEWAG 75.75 points.
“We are ready to establish cooperation with many Polish companies as subcontractors,” Tomas Ignacak, the then head of Skoda Transportation, told a Polish server in February.