Bucharest, Romanian capital city, has issued for the third time a 100-units electric bus tender. The procurement failed already for two times due to a lack of suitable offers. The contract is estimated at about RON 304 million (EUR 61.5 million), without VAT, and will be financed with European funds, is reported on Romania Insider.
Bucharest tender electric buses
Bids are welcome until July 18, 2022. The first 34 buses are to be delivered in the first year after signing the contract, with the rest being set to arrive in the following year, still the Romanian media says. The tender focuses on 12-meter e-buses with three double doors and low floor, with a minimum range of 200 km on one charge.
Electrive adds that “The second tender was stopped by the city of Bucharest in July 2020 after all three bids received were deemed unacceptable – apparently after the technical evaluation. The city did not disclose exactly which criteria were found to be insufficient at the time”.