Today, Krajowa Izba Odwoławcza [National Appeals Chamber] dismissed in full an appeal to the results of the public tender for the supply of 20 electric locomotives for PKP IC, thus making it possible to sign a contract between NEWAG SA and PKP IC.
Reminding, on 29 December, 2017, the results of the tender for the supply of 20 brand-new electric locomotives and their maintenance were announced. The bid submitted by NEWAG which scored 93.46 points had been selected as the best.
The most important factors contributing to the granting of the contract was the deadline for supplying the locos (maximum 30 months since placing an order), locos available speed (160 km/h), the price and fees charged for maintenance. Another crucial criterion was rolling stock availability at 95% per quarter. PKP IC emphasized that a winning supplier would be obligated to provide maintenance at stage 2, 3 and 4 and providing necessary technological facilities. The order contained an option for additional 10 vehicles.
The order is part of a rolling stock modernization plan scheduled for 2016–2020. The cost of implementing the total investment plan will amount to PLN 2.5 billion. Twenty new electric locomotives will enable to use the modernised railway lines in a more effective way allowing trains to travel with a speed of 160 km/h. So far, these railway lines have been serviced by slower trains which have filled in a gap in an insufficient number of electric trains but had an adverse effect on the time of travelling.