Bulgaria's competition authority said on Wednesday it opened proceedings in relation to a complaint filed by local company SA.I.E over a 170.5 million levs ($108.2 million/87.2 million euro) tender for reconstruction of the Sofia - Voluyak railway line.
In addition to its complaint, SA.I.E has also asked the anti-trust authority to suspend the tender process until it issues a decision, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) said in a statement.
SA.I.E's complaint concerns the National Railway Infrastructure Company's (NRIC) decision from May 21 to extend the deadline for submitting offers to May 30.
The tender was opened in November last year. The original deadline for submitting offers was extended three times over complaints filed with the competition authority.