Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe’s Completion of Contract Award Procedure


Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft and Müller, Wrede & Partner advised BVG (Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) on the procurement project.

Shortly before the end of last year, Berlin’s public transport company BVG (which is short for Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe) awarded a 10-year framework contract for the procurement of trams.

The minimum volume of the contract is around EUR 350 million. In addition, it has been agreed that the manufacturer of the vehicles will supply replacement parts during the entire lifetime of the vehicles.

As a result, BVG can now order up to 117 new bidirectional vehicles from the manufacturer Bombardier Transportation.

The new trams will have innovative undercarriages, they will make less noise and be more energy-efficient than the vehicles in the existing fleet. In this way, the procurement of the new vehicles will contribute not only to more mobility in the growing city but also to the development of a sustainable and climate-friendly traffic system.

At the end of 2016, as part of the “Futureproof procurement of vehicles” programme, BVG had organised an invitation to tender for the supply of vehicles and of the relevant replacement parts during the lifetime of the vehicles.

The Luther team included Ulf-Dieter Pape (Picture), Dr Rut Herten-Koch and Jens-Uwe Heuer-James.

The Müller, Wrede & Partner team involved Malte Müller-Wrede and Dr Melanie Plauth.

At Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe inhousem Ute Bonde led the project.

Involved fees earner: Rut Herten-Koch – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Jens-Uwe Heuer-James – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Ulf-Dieter Pape – Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Malte Müller-Wrede – Müller-Wrede & Partner; Melanie Plauth – Müller-Wrede & Partner;

Law Firms: Luther Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH; Müller-Wrede & Partner;

Clients: BVG;