Rome, 28 June 2016
Trenitalia has completed the procedure for entrusting the construction of new regional trains. The best bids for the three scheduled lots came from Alstom, Hitachi Rail Italy and Stadler.
The tender was for an unprecedented sum in Italy of approximately 4.5 billion and attracted great interest around the world, with the biggest players on the market taking part. 11 companies passed the pre-qualification round and 6 submitted a bid, some of which were for several lots: Alstom, Bombardier, Caf, Hyundai, Hitachi Rail Italy and Stadler.
In accordance with European regulations that allow for an additional negotiation phase with one or more competitors, Trenitalia requested and obtained an improvement in the initially submitted bids.
Following these improved economic bids, the Alstom Company was awarded lot 1 for 150 medium-capacity trains (with a minimum of 200 seats), while Hitachi Rail Italy was successful with lot 2 for 300 high-capacity trains (with a minimum of 450 seats). The third lot for the provision of diesel trains went to the Stadler Company, although Trenitalia reserves the possibility of further cost assessments on its bid.
The tender was awarded to the most economically advantageous bid, while attributing prominent consideration, for assessment purposes, to the most advanced and efficient technical solutions offered.
Indeed, this commission will bring a significant increase in quality for commuters thanks to the innovatively designed trains which will ensure an improvement in safety standards, greater technical reliability and better comfort on board, thanks partly to the presence of multimedia supports for users and the option of changing the interior furnishings depending on the requirements of individual regions, in line with the various travel needs of the area.