The expert committee completed its assessment of the bids for the delivery of 210 infantry tracked combat vehicles (BVP), which the Ministry of Defence took over from three potential suppliers on 1 September 2021. These are BAE Systems (Sweden) with CV90, GDELS (Spain) with ASCOD and Rheinmetall Landsysteme (Germany) with Lynx.

The conclusion of the 15-member commission is unambiguous and unanimous – the tenders of all three tenderers are not chousted on the basis of the replies/documents submitted, since neither meets all the requirements of the contracting authority. The identified shortcomings relate, for example, to missing or inaccurate data on the technical characteristics of the vehicles offered or incomplete information for cooperation with the Czech defence industry.

The Commission will therefore no longer assess and, in particular, assess existing supplier offers, as informed by the companies in a letter sent today.

The next steps will be decided.