Bulgaria's Capital Opens Tender For Cleaning Companies
Sofia Municipality opened a tender for choosing the companies who will clean the city in the next five years.
The new assignment for the companies is much similar to the current one, which expires in the middle of this year.
A specific price is not given, but is expected to be much similar to the current - cleaning, garbage collection and cleaning of snow and gritting - which was a little over BGN 440 M for five years.
The city is divided into 20 zones.
The companies wishing to participate in the tender must prove a minimum turnover for similar contracts in the past three years, varying between BGN 5 M and 11 M, depending on the size of the zone. The candidates must also prove the completion of two similar contracts in the past three years, at least one of them in a city of more than 100 000 residents.
The application deadline is April 10. The winning offer will be for the lowest price.
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once I need to make you a compliment. For the photo, not for the article. It pretty well represents how the "cleaning" is done in most kvartals.
And for this "service", the city (i.e. we taxpayers) has to pay 440 Mio. BGN. There is very basic garbage collection, almost no cleaning, no gritting and no snow removal. And I live in the part of Sofia with the highest real estate prices.
A nice part of that 440 Mio. BGN (20-25% according to my sources) is going as "kick-backs" directly into the pockets of you-know-who.