The SMM Legal team has been advising the National Centre for Research and Development on the largest public contract to be awarded in Poland in the innovation partnership procedure. The successful bidder will develop and deliver innovative emission-free public transport vehicles.
The procedure is carried out as a part of the Emission-Free Public Transport Programme and consists of an R&D stage, which involves the development of innovative vehicles for the purpose of public transportation, followed by the purchase of the vehicles by local authorities acting as Programme partners. The contract is worth more than PLN 2 billion, making it the biggest public contract to be carried out within the innovation partnership procedure in Poland.
On 3 January 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union published the announcement of the tender. Requests to participate must be lodged by 28 February 2018. To read more about the procedure, visit website of the Polish National Centre for Research and Development:
– Public Information Bulletin section: https://www.ncbr.gov.pl/bip/zamowienia-publiczne/#akapit116
– Emission-Free Public Transport section: https://www.ncbr.gov.pl/fundusze-europejskie/poir/emobility/aktualnosci/art,5828,wszczecie-postepowania-bezemisyjny-transport-publiczny-w-trybie-partnerstwa-innowacyjnego.html
– and the website of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education: https://www.nauka.gov.pl/aktualnosci-ministerstwo/2-2-mld-zl-na-nowoczesne-bezemisyjne-autobusy-dla-polskich-miast.html