The Ukrainian Railways joint-stock company (Ukrzaliznytsia) has invited tenders for supply of 100 passenger railcars worth a total of UAH 3.044 billion in the ProZorro public procurement system.
This is stated in a report published by the GMK Center website, the CFTS portal reports.
According to the report, the first lot will consist of 51 sleeping cars worth UAH 1.510 billion and the second lot will consist of 12 sleeping cars worth UAH 349.1 million.
The third lot is for delivery of 20 sleeping cars equipped for transportation of passengers with disabilities in wheelchairs at the cost of UAH 633.7 million and the fourth for delivery of 17 sleeping cars equipped for transportation of passengers with disabilities in wheelchairs and a compartment for the head of the train at the cost of UAH 551.3 million.
Bidding is scheduled for 5 May. The deadline for submitting applications is 30 March.
According to the terms of the tender, the supply of the railcars is to be completed by the end of the year.
As the CFTS portal reported previously, Ukrzaliznytsia plans to purchase 85 passenger cars with state budget funds in 2021. A few days ago, Ukrzaliznytsia’s Board Chairman Volodymyr Zhmak recently said that the government had for the first time allocated about UAH 4 billion in the state budget for development of railway infrastructure and passenger transportation. "We hope that these funds will be provided to Ukrzaliznytsia promptly so that we can purchase 85 new passenger cars and repair and electrify about 200 kilometers of tracks...," he said.
It was previously expected that Ukrzaliznytsia would be able to purchase 100 new passenger cars with state budget funds in 2021.