Bulgaria plans to invite bids for five contracts at a total estimated value of 1.66 billion levs ($1.16 billion/850 million euro) for the design, construction and supervision of Lot 3 of Struma motorway, linking Sofia to the Greek border, public procurement notices indicated.
The company will call two tenders for the design and construction of a 17-kilometre (km) section for an estimated 150 million levs and another 23-km section for 200 million levs, the notices published on the website of the National Company Strategic Infrastructure Projects showed.
Strategic Infrastructure Projects will call a separate tender on November 3 for the construction of Zheleznitsa tunnel, part of the 17-km section, estimated at 200 million levs, a notice showed.
Two supervision tenders will be opened. The supervision of the 17-km section is estimated at 5.5 million levs and the 24-km section supervision is worth 7.0 million levs.
The tender for the construction of the longer section of Struma motorway’s Lot 3 will open on June 16, followed by the tender for the 17-km section which will start on July 1.
Bidders can submit their offers for the supervision of the 24-km section and the shorter section starting December 1 and December 15, respectively.
Lot 3’s construction is co-financed under the EU-funded operational programme Transport and Transport Infrastructure 2014-2020.
The Struma motorway, with a total length of 173.28 km, is part of pan-European transport Corridor IV. Its construction is divided into four sections: Dolna Dikanya – Dupnitsa, Dupnitsa – Blagoevgrad, Blagoevgrad-Sandanski, and Sandanski-Kulata. Lot 1 was completed in the summer, Lot 4 is under construction and Lot 2 and Lot 3 are at a design stage.