Five consortia have filed bids in a tender for the supervision of the construction of a section of the Greece-bound Struma motorway between the towns of Dupnitsa and Blagoevgrad, the country's Road Infrastructure Agency said.
The bidders are: United Consultants-Struma, which comprises Transconsult-BG, Rutex and Traffic Holding; Struma-PP, a tie-up of local companies Patinvest-Engineering and Patproekt; a consortium of Louis Berger and local company Patkonsult 2000; a consortium of Mott MacDonald Ltd and Logistica 21; and a tie-up of Czech-based Infram and its Bulgarian subsidiary, the agency said in a statement.
The project, with an indicative cost of 5.2 million levs ($3.6 million/2.7 million euro), has to be completed in 27 months, according to the tender notice published last month in the EU's procurement journal Tenders Electronic Daily. The
At the end of last year, the Road Infrastructure Agency received three bids for the construction of the 37-kilometre section, which is co-financed by the EU-funded operational programme Transport. The construction is expected to begin in the spring and to be completed in 2015.
The Struma motorway, with a total length of 173.28 km, is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV.