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Iveco is the only company that has submitted to the framework agreement of the Ministry of Defense for the acquisition of all-terrain military trucks for the Armed Forces between 2022 and 2025 extendable for two more years, whose amount exceeds 128 million. The contract, approved by the Council of Ministers in April 2021, contemplates the supply of medium and heavy all-terrain trucks in multiple configurations within a planned period of four years (from 2022 to 2025) with an extension of another two (from 2026 to 2027). This new framework agreement initiated by the Spanish Army Contracting.
Board will continue the one awarded in 2015 to Iveco for the purchas e of more than 700 trucks.
As we analyzed in 2021, first of all the acquisition of three different configurations of 4, 10 and 15 tons with different variants and versions such as general load or crane, wading without preparation is foreseen, highlighting the specifications that are intended to acquire a family or range of vehicles that covers different types, variants and versions since a communality that facilitates the adequate availability of spare parts, the interchangeability of assemblies, systems or spare parts and their maintainability by the different maintenance bodies, so that the division into batches has not been chosen.
Among the variants that are contemplated are the CONTAINER CARRIERS type VEMPAR, container holder of the COASS system of transmissions, recovery vehicles up to 17 tons, crane, autonomous container platform with water tank of 10,000 liters, another similar one for 10,000 liters of fuel.
The 4-ton truck could be configured for general cargo, ISO 10 shelter carrier, general load with self-loading crane, crane bodywork, 6,000 liter tanker water or fuel or fire. The 10-ton truck will have variants of general cargo, shelter carrier for ISO 20 containers, cargo with selfloading crane, crane bodywork, 10,000 liter tanker of water or fuel.
As far as their off-road skills are concerned, they will have an entry angle of 45 degrees, an exit angle of more than 30 degrees, a free height above the ground of 35 cm. and wading capacity of 90 cm. The main evaluation criteria are the cost of acquisition with 60 percent and that of preventive maintenance with 20 percent. Companies that are interested could request their participation and submit bids until September 2, with envelopes with administrative documentation expected to open on September 6 and those of technical offers the following day