There is Qatari military fund behind BMC, I don't know how far the arms of these men extend like an octopus. Also, as you know, subsystem planning is the invisible side of such tenders for defense enthuaists, I dont have enough information about the tender details. Therefore, I am not sure that it will be a pure comparison of capabilities. Of course, if army is not from a vassal state, it will not go and give it to the weak competitor in the tender, but if the gap is acceptably narrow, then other criterias will be at least as important as technical evaluation.Ideally yes, but commercial terms will also play a big role - so saying the best product won will only be half of the truth.
Neverthless, good fucking news. 200 vehicles is not a small order. Biggest single order since Otokar to Oman I believe (?)
As you said, it is one of the most important tenders as a one-time purchase. In other words, it will make a significant contribution to the prestige of the company that wins this tender.