Bulgarian 'Unified Highway Trace' Submits Lowest Trakiya Bid
Bulgarian construction company "Unified Highway Trace" has submitted the lowest bid for construction of Lot 2 of the Trakiya Highway.
The bid, for construction of the highway section linking Stara Zagora and Nova Zagora, totaled BGN 137 868 M.
Four of the eight eligible bids for the highway project have been opened on Friday. According to the bid specifications, price is the principal criterion.
Of he three other bids that have been opened, "Alpine Holding Roads" submitted the largest bid, at BGN 373 641,762 M, followed by "Terna Le", with BGN 247 608,078 M. The third highest bid, BGN 292 177,350 M, was submitted by Greek company "Aktor".
Rosen Plevneliev, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works explained that applications with lower bids had not been opened, as they did not meet all the criteria set by the developer.
He added that he had complete trust in the judgment of the selection committee, as five of its nine members are "expert" in the road construction sector.
The Minister had earlier confirmed that actual construction of the 32 km section of highway will begin on May 3.