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Scania selected for multiple European programmes

17 March 2017

The Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organisation (DALO) is understood to have selected Scania as the supplier for a seven-year framework contract for trucks.

A Swedish Army Scania P124CB6x6HHZ420 fitted with a Multilift (Hiab) commercial hooklift system. (Carl Schulze)A Swedish Army Scania P124CB6x6HHZ420 fitted with a Multilift (Hiab) commercial hooklift system. (Carl Schulze)

The initial order under the award calls for 200 Military Terrain Capable Trucks (MTCT) and 100 commercial trucks.

Jane´s understands Scania was the winner on all points in the DALO's evaluation process between the competition's two remaining bidders, Scania and incumbent supplier Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles (RMMV). Four companies qualified to bid for the requirement, with Mercedes-Benz and Oshkosh withdrawing voluntarily.

Following an original submission in 2015 and subsequent testing and evaluation of vehicles, in January 2017 best and final offers 2 (BAFO2) were submitted by RMMV and Scania to DALO. In total, the Danish requirement is understood to call for approximately 400-500 MTCTs and approximately 300-400 commercial trucks.

The procurement involves two contract awards, one for procurement and the other for through-life support. From four qualified bidders (Mercedes-Benz, Oshkosh, RMMV, and Scania), only RMMV and Scania are believed to have submitted bids.

In a further recent success, in February Scania is understood to have been awarded a contract to supply the Irish Army with a small batch of trucks. This latest order will bring the total number of Scania trucks in service with Ireland's armed forces to more than 100.

Although the award has yet to be officially announced by either Scania or the Irish Army, it is known that an initial request for proposals was released in July 2016, and that bids valid for 120 days were submitted in September 2016. The 10 trucks required are predominantly for use on deployed operations (most probably the UN Interim Force in Lebanon) and are to be equipped with a hooklift-type load handling system (LHS), a container handling unit (CHU), and fitted with an armoured cab.

It is believed the only competitors in the final stage of this competition were Scania and RMMV.

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