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Solaris emerges as sole bidder for bus rolling contracts in Pila and Lublin, Poland [free access]

August 26, 2019

Solaris Bus & Coach (Solaris) has emerged as a sole bidder in two separate bus contracts in Lublin and Pila.

 

Solaris has emerged as the sole bidder for the tender announced by Zarzad Transportu Miejskiego w Lublinie, the public transport authority in Lublin, to supply 20 low-floor electric maxi-buses along with 12 chargers. The bids were invited in June 2019 and closed on August 23, 2019.

 

Solaris has submitted a bid of PLN62.5 million (gross), which is more than the authority’s budget for procurement, which is PLN53 million (gross). The company has offered a warranty period of 60 monthsfor all the buses and the charging infrastructure. The contract is yet to be finalised by the authority.

 

Further, Solaris is also the sole bidder for the tender announced by the Piła City Hall to supply 13 low-floor buses equipped with the Euro VI emissions standard engine as well as provide training for the operation and service of buses. The bids were invited in July 2019 and closed on August 23, 2019.

 

The bids were divided into two lots. Lot 1 includes supply of seven hybrid buses having a seating capacity for at least 85 passengers; and lot 2 includes supply of six diesel buses having a seating capacity for at least 90 passengers. Each bus should have a length between 11.8 metres and 12.2 metres. The procurement is financed through European Union funds.

 

The authority’s budget for the contract was PLN12.47 million (gross) for the hybrid buses and PLN6.22 million (gross) for the diesel buses. Solaris submitted a bid of PLN12.61 million (gross) for the hybrid buses (with a warranty period of 37 months) and PLN6.856 million (gross) for the diesel buses (with a warranty period of 42 months). The hybrid buses are scheduled to be delivered by October 30, 2020 and the diesel buses are planned to be delivered by the end of August 2020. The contract is yet to be finalised by the authority.

 

(1 PLN [Polish Zloty] = 0.25 USD)