Choose the best and most innovative products for rail Baltica
On 24 and 25 April, UNIFE’s Philippe Citroën participated in Rail Baltica Global Forum in Riga organized by “RB Rail AS”, a joint venture by the three Baltic States. The Forum brought together around 500 participants, including the Prime Minister of Latvia, Transport Ministers of Baltic States, high-level officials from Poland, representatives from the European Commission and the European North Sea-Baltic TEN-T Core Network Corridor Ms Catherine Trautmann.
It provided an opportunity to discuss Rail Baltica’s economic potential, procurement regulation and organization, as well as provided possibilities for suppliers’ networking. Several UNIFE Member companies attended to present their products and know-how.
In his speech, Citroën emphasized the importance of choosing the most qualitative and innovative products for Rail Baltica, and underlined the necessity to switch from 'Lowest Price' to the 'Best Price-Quality Ratio' in public procurement by applying the most economically advantageous tender (MEAT) principle. Mr. Citroën also presented UNIFE’s activities in the field of digitalisation, outlined the benefits of ERTMS, and introduced Shift2Rail lighthouse projects Roll2Rail and IT2Rail.
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