The Latvian Procurement Monitoring Bureau has decided to allow Pasažieru vilciens (PV) to continue its millions-worth electric train lease tender, according to information on PMB website.
PV received two complaints in regard to this procurement tender – one from Daugavpils lokomotīvju remonta rūpnīca and another from the Spanish Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles.
Regardless, PMB’s committee concluded that complaints about the tender submitted by the two companies are unjustified. Also, PMB did not find any violations of the procurement procedure by PV.
PMB has decided to allow PV to continue the procurement procedure. It has also been decided to keep current requirements of the procurement process in force.
The decision of PMB is subject to challenge in an Administrative District Court within one month’s time.
As previously reported, the government had accepted the informative report last November. This report detailed the option of leasing electric trains for 15 as the most economically viable option.
In the section of the report detailing restoration costs, it was suggested PV would continue railway transport services at least until 2045. The suggested procurement price for a single rolling stock unit is suggested at EUR 4.3 million. The total procurement price is estimated at EUR 153.6 million. It is planned to procure 25 – 45 electric trains or rolling stock units.