Bulgaria’s BDZ Passengers, a unit of state-owned ralilwaygroup BDZ Holding, said on Monday that a tie-up between Siemens Mobility Austria and Siemens Mobility Bulgaria has submitted the sole offer in its tender for purchase of 10 new electric locomotives.
The contract has an estimated value of 57.5 million levs($32.1 million/29.4 million euro), VAT excluded, BDZ Passengers said in a statement.
The tie-up’s technical offer is now due to be assessed before moving on to the assessment of its price offer.
The first locomotives are expected to be delivered within 18 months of the contract signature date.
Four bidders submitted expressions of interest in the tender but one of them – a tie-up led by local ExcelorHolding Group, was disqualified. The two other companies, which expressed interest in the tender, were Germany-headquartered Bombardier Transportation and Spain’s Stadler Rail Valencia.