Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

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Re: Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

Postby east point » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:05 pm

The RFP for car delivery needs to be very specific.
1. Change orders both Amtrak and builder
2.Vendor requirements
3. Work stoppages
4. guarantee builder will hire enough workers
5. Penalties for late delivery and late specs from Amtrak.
6. Transparency in contract terms and requirements
7. Open monthly reports
9. Reliability penalties
10. Not necessary lowest builder but reliability to meet other contracts considered.
11.. More from other posters ?
12. problems with deliveries from other countries due to trade war hold ups. Example UP's delivery of rail from Japan.
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Re: Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

Postby mtuandrew » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:55 pm

east point: indemnification of Amtrak in case of international trade wars interfering with delivery?
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Re: Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

Postby Ridgefielder » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:38 am

mtuandrew wrote:east point: indemnification of Amtrak in case of international trade wars interfering with delivery?

Not sure this would be an issue given that the cars would be constructed in the US.
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Re: Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

Postby east point » Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:52 pm

Ridgefielder wrote:
mtuandrew wrote:east point: indemnification of Amtrak in case of international trade wars interfering with delivery?

Not sure this would be an issue given that the cars would be constructed in the US.



correct but what about parts that are only made outside USA ?
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Re: Budd Amfleet I Replacement Discussion

Postby mtuandrew » Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:24 pm

Also any currency fluctuations such as might result from a trade war; ie Amtrak wouldn’t have to pay more if the yuan (euro, yen, Canadian dollar, whatever) becomes stronger against the USD.
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