Initially a batch of 22 LRVs will be required for Line T9 with an option for a further 18 vehicles. The framework contract will also include options for an initial batch of 13 LRVs for the first phase of Line T10, to be followed by another 14 sets, plus a further 23 vehicles for Line T9. There will also be an option to maintain the vehicles.
The bids will be assessed according to a point scoring system with a maximum of 50 points for the technical criteria, 45 points for the price, and five points for life cycle cost.
The 10km Line T9 will run south from an interchange with metro Line 7 and light rail line T3 at Porte de Choissy, serving six districts including Vitry sur Seine, Choisy-le-Roi, Thais, and Orly. Construction is expected to begin next year, and the line should be commissioned in 2020.
Line T10 will be an L-shaped line running from Place du Garde in Clamart, via Béclère Hospital to La Croix de Berny on RER Line B to the south of Paris. It is planned to open the 8.2km line in 2020-21.
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