The winning bid will be awarded a framework contract for the supply of at least 20 BEMUs with 200 seats, with options for a further 30 with 150 seats. In addition, the contract will cover the supply of spare parts, approvals, documentation and training.

Bids or declarations of interest must be submitted by September 7. MÁV will then consult with selected parties by October 16.

MÁV plans to finance the deal from bank loans but is not obliged to make a firm order.

The original tender was issued in May 2020 but withdrawn following remarks about the technical specifications and evaluation criteria from potential bidders, which MÁV wished to evaluate.

Under the new criteria, a total of 1500 points may be awarded, with 550 points available for the price of both types of BEMU. 50 points can be gained for the lifespan of battery packs in both models and for the percentage of the low-floor area, which must be a minimum of 40%.

Up to 150 points per BEMU type may be awarded for operation range under battery power and the ability of the BEMUs to work in multiple with MÁV’s fleet of existing Stadler Flirt class 415 EMUs.

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