The Bratislava Transport Company (DPB) assessed competition for an 18-meter-long hybrid trolleybus supplier.
The Bratislava Transport Company (DPB) assessed competition for an 18-meter-long hybrid trolleybus supplier. Two bidders expressed interest in supplying 23 pieces. The winner was Škoda Electric with an offer of 12,395,850 euros excluding VAT. The carrier plans to sign the contract if the review procedures are not applied and after the control of the competition by the Public Procurement Office. TASR was informed of this by Boris Reichel of DPB.
SOR Libchavy finished second in the competition with a price offer of 13,340,000 euros excluding VAT. The estimated price of the contract was 18,783,000 euros without VAT. The purchase of trolleybuses will be co-financed by Eurofunds. “The winning company submitted a bid for a Škoda 27 Tr trolleybus, a modern articulated three-axle four-door trolleybus with Solaris bodywork,” Reichel said.
These will be articulated vehicles on the ground floor, air-conditioned and with combined traction (traction / battery network). Public procurement for the purchase of these vehicles was announced in April.
DPB chief Martin Rybanský said a trolleybus revolution was being prepared in Bratislava. The carrier plans to modernize, expand and accelerate the trolleybus network. “This is also related to the purchase of new vehicles. The new articulated trolleybuses will increase transport capacity and replace diesel bus traffic on selected routes. They will have all the comfort elements in their equipment,” he said.