Photo: Ryszard Piech

POLAND: Tramwaje Warszawskie called tenders on February 3 for up to 213 trams with an estimated value of 2·3bn złoty including VAT.

The base order includes 85 bidirectional and 18 unidirectional trams 33 m long, as well as 20 unidirectional trams 24 m long. Deliveries are due to take place between mid-2019 and the end of April 2021; 50 trams would be used on a new line to Wilanów, with a further 18 trams to operate an extension to Gocław.

The contract would have options for 45 bidirectional and 45 unidirectional trams 33 m long, with deliveries to be completed by the end of June 2023. As with the base order, all trams would be 100% low-floor.

The deadline for bids is March 27, and contract signing is expected in July. Bids will be evaluated on 10 criteria, with price having a weighting of 53%. Interested bidders must have at least three years’ experience of supplying low-floor trams to the EU and have supplied at least 15 series vehicles.

In the past 10 years 311 new trams have entered service in Warsaw, including 281 low-floor trams.

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