On February 12, the deadline for submission of applications ended. CP - Comboios de Portugal received 5 applications:
a) Patentes Talgo SLU;
b) Stadler Service Nederland B.V.;
c) Construciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles, S.A. (CAF S.A.);
d) Alstom Transporte S.A.;
e) Siemens Mobility Unipessoal Lda.
The selection board will now analyse the applications in order to qualify them. All candidates who meet the technical and financial capacity requirements will be admitted to the next stage.
The qualification decision shall be made within 44 working days, starting on February 12, the date on which the deadline for submission of applications ended.
Candidates who turn out to be admitted will simultaneously receive an invite to submit tenders for the supply of rolling stock to be purchased by CP.