The procurement is being managed by Saxony-Anhalt Ministry of Infrastructure and its special purpose vehicle Saxony-Anhalt Local Transport Services, together with authorities from neighboring states, including Greater Braunschweig Association (ZGB) and Thuringia's Ministry of Transport.

The 15-year contract covers a large number of lines and is split into several parts, with some services due to start on December 10 2017, but most of them a year later.

The main part of the contract covers the operation of around 8 million train-km per year lines in the Halberstadt, Magdeburg and Stendal areas, and there is also an option for a further 2.5 million train-km per year covering a further 11 secondary lines in the state.