The municipality of West Maas en Waal is continuing its collaboration with Passenger Transport Maas en Waal (PMW). The company will continue to provide student transport from 1 August of this year. That is the outcome of a tender. The contract has been concluded for three years with an option to extend for another two years.

Personentransport Maas en Waal will use a number of electric taxis and vehicles on HVO (Hydrotreated vegetable oil). Geert Eikhout, director of Passenger Transport Maas en Waal, is pleased that he can continue with student transport in West Maas and Waal. “We have been able to retain almost all of our professional drivers and have even had to expand them.”

The company will expand its electric vehicle fleet for more clients. PMW already started making its vehicles more and more sustainable a few years ago. The carrier has its own tank at its own location in Beneden Leeuwen to be able to refuel HVO.

Award criteria The The municipality says in a message on its own website that the main focus of this tender is on sustainability. This cannot be deduced from the tender documents. This shows that price was the main award criterion for both lots (60 percent), followed by communication (20 percent), safety (10 percent) and durability ( percent). In the registration guidelines, the municipality did indicate that it valued the use of more sustainable equipment and that it strives to stimulate the use of clean transport fuels.

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