Durmazlar is to be announced as the preferred bidder for Bucharest tram tender which has submitted the best price offer. The tender envisages the procurement of 100 trams estimated at RON 845.68 million (EUR 178.8 million).
According to the sources, the Bucharest Municipality requested Durmazlar to publish the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)* on the Electronic System for Public Procurement (SICAP).
Under the tender requirements, the new trams will be 100% low-floor, with a capacity for 220 passengers, of which 56 seats. They will be equipped with air conditioning system, passenger audio and visual information system, infotainment, passenger counters, video surveillance and Wi-Fi. The new vehicles will have special places and devices for passengers with reduced mobility.
According to the tender, the tram use period should be for at least 30 years, with a tram fault-free operation period of at least 5 years or 300,000 km since the conclusion of the tram receipt minutes.
In March, it was announced that only two manufacturers remained in competition for the submission of the offers, although 20 companies subscribed initially. Beside Durmazlar, another bid was submitted by the Astra Vagoane Calatori – CRRC Sifang consortium.
The new trams will enter commercial service on Bucharest eight busiest tramway lines.
*The ESPD is a self-declaration form used in public procurement procedures. Before the introduction of the ESPD, companies had to submit various documents proving that they can participate in a procurement procedure. Under the ESPD, the companies are able to meet these obligations with a single self declaration form (the ESPD). Only the winner of the tender needs to provide the documents.