The Czech Ministry of Defence (MoD) has approved the implementation of a public contract for the acquisition of 20 wheeled armored vehicles PANDUR.
The contract will be the purchase of 6 wheeled armored vehicles, command-staff and 14 wheeled armored vehicles connecting to the landing platform PANDUR II 8x8, as well as the related logistics support and training.
The contract estimated 1.274 billion CZK ($5.3 million) will be implementing from 2018 to 2020.
"This is one of the key priorities in the supplement arsenal of combat core of our army, namely headquarters and battalions 4th Rapid Deployment Brigade. Compared to earlier expectations, the contract will be more convenient for command-staff vehicles, we expect savings in one vehicle 20 million crowns for connecting vehicles, 14 million crowns, “Defense Minister Martin Stropnický said.
When comparing the prices offered vehicles PANDUR in the above modifications within the contract which was signed in 2006 (from which the MoD in 2007, resigned and then in 2009 signed a new contract, part of which has already been release in command-staff and a tie) with a projected cost of vehicles according to current requirements, compared to the prices of 2006 with the same number of vehicles should be within the framework of this contract achieved savings of about 316 million CZK including VAT.
Public contract will be awarded by the end of this year using a general exemption from the Public Procurement Act in a manner similar rules of procedure without publication of a tenderer, which the company Excalibur Army, spol. s ro The reason for this method of awarding the contract is the fact that Excalibur Army is under a licensing agreement concluded with General Dynamics European Land Systems - Steyr GmbH, the exclusive producer and marketer PANDUR II 8x8 vehicles for the Czech Republic.