Source: eKapija | Thursday, 11.02.2021.| 14:57
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Procurement of Three Electric Trains for Speed of 200 km/h Opens – Software Control, Floor and Wall Heating, Automated Bars, LED Lighting…

Models of Chinese fast trains
Models of Chinese fast trains (Photo: Mirko Radonjić)
The Ministry of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure has opened the tender for the procurement of electric trains for a speed of 200 km/h.

The trains are being procured in an open procedure, for the transport on the Belgrade-Novi Sad-Subotica route, and the tender pertains to the procurement of three trains.

The tendering documentation cites the following required characteristics: length of 100 m (±5), minimum number of first and second grade seats of 300 (±5), floor and lateral walls with heating elements, windows with safety glasses, heating and sound insulation, exterior and interior LED lighting, electric sliding doors, toilets for persons with impaired movement ability, two bars in each train with devices for hot drinks and the possibility of electronic payment, Wi-Fi and a seat reservation system, PA notification system and monitors for visual notification of passengers, including a display of reserved seats on the train…

The control, diagnostics and management are done through a CAN connection and the intranet. The bidder must also organize the training for the maintenance and control of the trains.

The deadline for the delivery of the first train is October 31. The remaining two are to be delivered by December 31, 2021.

The guarantee period for all trains is two years from the operating acceptance. The bidder is obliged to maintain all the software for the duration of the guarantee period – pertaining to software for the security system, access to the main computer, diagnostics of controlling the engines, diagnostics of the doors and the toilets, the slip protection system and the air-conditioning.

The bidder is to submit a banking guarantee supporting the bid in the amount of 3% of the total offered price. After the agreement is signed, the seller hands over the banking guarantee to the purchaser confirming the proper execution of the works in the amount of 10% of the total value of the contract, without the VAT. The advance payment is made in the amount of up to 50% of the value of the contract.

Bids may be submitted by March 15, and other details of the tender can be found HERE.

Let us remind that the minister of construction, transport and infrastructure of Serbia, Tomislav Momirovic, signed the memorandum on the procurement of transportation vehicles from China with the ambassador of China to Serbia, Chen Bo, on January 6.

This memorandum of understanding on the cooperation relating to rail vehicles amounts to an agreement on the cooperation for the potential procurement of electric trains for a speed of 200 km/h, which are to operate on the future Belgrade Center-Novi Sad-Subotica railway.

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