Bulgaria's interior ministry said on Monday that it has opened a 238.2 million levs ($139.1 million/121.8 million euro) tender for developing a system for issuing biometric identity documents. The contract also envisages the supply of 1 million forms for biometric passports and 2.8 million forms for identity cards within the first two years of the system's introduction, the interior ministry said in a tender notice. The contractor must also provide technical support for a period of 10 years, according to the tender documents. The deadline for submitting offers is October 10. The contract will be partially financed from EU funds under the operational programme "Good governance" 2014-2020.