Factors Influencing the Number of Bidders in Rail Transport Tenders in the Czech Republic

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Year of publication 2022
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Journal of Transport Economics and Policy (JTEP)
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Economics and Administration

Keywords transport policy, competitive tendering, liberalisation of passenger rail transport, Czech Republic, Common Transport Policy, logit model
Description By 2023, competitive tendering for railways will be an obligation (with some exceptions) for all PSO services in the EU. The paper elaborates a case study of the Czech Republic. The aim is to identify factors which can influence the number of bidders. To attract more bidders, contracting authorities should improve the relationship and communication with rail undertakings. Moreover, they should announce a tender in sufficient time (3-4 years) before the start of operation when the contract includes new vehicles. Different procuring authorities should avoid that their tenders take place simultaneously and using a gross cost contract attracts more bidders.
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