Turkey’s Karsan in tender for new US Postal Service vehicle design
CİHAN photoTurkey’s carmaker Karsan has said it took a proposal request for a prototype in a tender for a bid to design the United States Postal Service (USPS) new delivery vehicles, in a written statement to the Public Disclosure Platform (KAP).
Karsan had said earlier the company was one of the prequalified suppliers and would announce its final decision about participating in the tender’s bid after the call for proposals and final specifications.
“The procurement authority sent the request for proposal and final specification to us and it expects a response to the call by the first quarter of 2016,” said the company on Oct. 20.
According to a piece by The Wall Street Journal in April, 15 firms have made it to the first round of the USPS’ bidding process to win a contract worth as much as $5 billion and a purchase of 180,000 vehicles to replace the outdated Grumman LLVs that are rooted in 30-year-old General Motors truck technology.