Bulgarian Trasnport Minister Halts Public Tenders for Port, Railway Infrastructure

Business | March 16, 2016, Wednesday // 13:50
Bulgaria: Bulgarian Trasnport Minister Halts Public Tenders for Port, Railway Infrastructure Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski. Photo: BGNES

Bulgarian Transport Minister Ivaylo Moskovski has ordered the suspension of public procurement procedures for the construction of port and railway infrastructure.

The halted tenders concern the Bulgarian Ports Infrastructure Company and the National Railway Infrastructure Company.

Among the halted procedures is the BGN 6 M tender for the construction of WiFi network on the territory of the ports in Varna and Burgas.

No contractor has yet been selected for the construction of the WiFi network and the tender will be reviewed once again, daily Sega informs.

Several tenders concerning the railway sector have also been cancelled, including a procedure for the purchase of rails.

The suspension of the tenders has been justified with the need for optimisation of the financial resources of the state company.

The decision of Moskovski comes after Prime Minister Boyko Borisov ordered all ministers to review the public tenders concerning their ministries and state companies.

This is the latest in a series of public tenders which have been halted for suspected irregularities and lack of transparency in the selection procedure.

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