Originally Posted by dublinman1990
I found out not too long ago that Dublin Bus have put out a new tender for up to 160 new buses for the fleet. (150 Double Deckers & 10 Single Deckers)
The previous tender had been set for 172 buses. (160 Double Deckers & 12 Single Deckers)
So it's a reduction of 12 buses on the previous tender.
You can view the tender here: http://www.etenders.gov.ie/search/Se...spx?ID=AA01435
What's your thoughts on that?
From what's on the e-tenders site it looks like a re-issue of the earlier tender to take account of the funding cuts imposed on Public Transport.
The NTA,who are now the controlling entity regarding specifications,did reveal a set of new standards for Dublin Bus vehicles which may well have increased unit-costs also.
I would suggest it's "move along there,nothing to see here" time in relation to this partciular tender,except perhaps to point out that it will further postpone any new vehicles until perhaps Autumn 2012 if even then.
It's smoke and mirrors I'm afraid.