Transport company hl. City of Prague (DPP) today, based on the unanimous recommendation of the evaluation committee, selected the supplier of new trams for Prague. The winner of the public contract for the purchase of up to 200 one-way articulated trams was Škoda Transportation with a 100% low-floor vehicle with the working name Škoda ForCity Plus, whose offer was evaluated as the most economically advantageous based on ten evaluation criteria. The total bid price of the winner for the entire subject of the public contract was 16.602 billion crowns, while the unit price of the tram is 82.5 million crowns.
Today begins the 15-day period in which applicants can file objections to the selection decision. After the end of the administrative deadlines, DPP will sign a framework contract with the winner of the public contract for the purchase of up to 200 trams. Subsequently, DPP will make a binding order for 40 of them, with the delivery of the first 20 vehicles in 2025 and another 20 trams in 2026.
In this public procurement, which took place in the mode of negotiation with publication, the DPP received two duly submitted final bids within the set deadline. In second place according to the assessment of economic feasibility, the Stadler company finished with a vehicle with the working name Stadler Tango NG Praha with a total bid price of 17.765 billion crowns, while the unit price of the tram was 88.2 million crowns.
In addition to the purchase of up to 200 low-floor one-way articulated trams up to 32 meters in length, the subject of this public order was also accessories, i.e. support and development of software functions of the vehicles, provision of a license for tram fault diagnosis software, technical documentation of the vehicle, training of DPP employees and ten sets of spare parts . One set contains, for example, eight idle bogies enabling the movement of trams during their service in DPP premises, two emergency ones, or handling undercarriages enabling, in the event of a tram fault in normal operation, to transport it to the DPP service facilities or a set for dismantling and reassembling the wheel rim and the possibility of replacing the rubber segments of the wheels under the conditions of the DPP depots.
The DPP evaluated the submitted offers in accordance with the Public Procurement Act according to economic feasibility, based on ten evaluation criteria. The main criterion with a weight of 50% was the total bid price for the entire subject of performance, i.e. for 200 vehicles including accessories. Other sub-criteria were:
guaranteed price for specified spare parts with a weight of 10%, being 29 traction motors, 20 car batteries, 27 windshields, 1097 complete tram wheels
and one transitional bellows,
the total weight of the vehicle with a weight of 5%, and the best offer will be considered
with the lowest weight of the tram offered,
capacity of the vehicle with five passengers per m2
with a weight of 6%,
the range of the low-floor area of the tram from the useful area of the vehicle for standing passengers with a weight of 5%,
the diameter of new wheels with a weight of 6%, while the wheels of new trams must not be less than 640 mm,
equipping the vehicle with an electromechanical brake with a weight of 5%,
use of axles, i.e. whether the tenderer offers a vehicle with a mechanical connection of the wheels on the axle by a direct mechanical connection (axle), with a criterion weight of 4%,
the use of an ecological refrigerant in the air conditioner with a weight of 2%,
and the length of the warranty period with a weight of 7%.
DPP will present the new trams for Prague after the administrative deadlines have passed and the framework contract has been signed with the winner of this public contract.