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Uzhhorod to purchase 13 Electron buses for UAH 126.5 mln

The Uzhhorod Municipal Transport utility will purchase 13 low-floor 12-meter buses manufactured by Lviv-based ElectronMash for UAH 126.5 million by August 31, 2024, against an expected purchase price of UAH 137.32 million.

According to Prozorro, the contract was signed with the successful bidder, ElectronMash Plant LLC, on September 29.

In addition to the Lviv plant, bids were also submitted by Zernotrade, which offered Chinese buses for UAH 127.8 million (according to the certificate provided, with localization of more than 23%), and Bas Motor LLC with Bogdan buses for UAH 130 million.

At the same time, Etalon Auto Trading House filed a complaint with the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine against the discriminatory terms of the tender, but the AMCU dismissed the complaint.

As reported, the tender for the purchase of buses for Uzhhorod Municipal Transport was announced on August 17, with a 50% prepayment required within 10 banking days.

According to the technical specifications, the bus with a diesel engine of at least Euro 5 eco-standard with three double doors must be fully low-floor, produced no earlier than 2023, designed for at least 90 passengers, including 27 seated, have a ramp for wheelchair users and a place for wheelchair attachment in the cabin.

Uzhhorod Municipal Transport was established in 2016 (before that, the city was served only by private carriers). In 2018, the first 10 large low-floor buses from Electron were purchased for UAH 54 million. Another seven buses from the same manufacturer were leased and delivered in 2021.