Bulgaria's Commission for Protection of Competition said that it has dismissed a complaint against the health ministry's tender for the purchase of 42 new ambulances for an estimated 7.6 million levs ($4.6 million/3.9 million euro).
The complaint was filed by local Excelor Holding Group on November 9, the regulator said on Thursday.
The ministry is now due to extend the deadline for submitting offers, which was initially set to expire on November 16.
The tender is part of a larger 163.9 million levs EU-backed project for the upgrade of Bulgaria's emergency healthcare. The project envisages the purchase of a total of 400 ambulances. To date, Bulgaria has signed three contracts for the purchase of 358 ambulances, the majority of which have already been delivered.