Four candidates have submitted papers to verify their compliance with the requirements in a tender for the freight transport unit of state-owned railway holding company BDZ, the privatisation agency said.
Documents were filed by Romania's Grup Feroviar Roman, Bulgaria's First Investment Bank, local company Bulgarian Cargo Express and Austria's Donau-Finanz Transport und Beteiligung, the agency said in a statement.
The agency should issue the relevant compliance certificates by February 18. The certified candidates will then be eligible to file binding bids by March 12.
A total of nine candidate buyers bought documents to participate in the tender for BDZ Tovarni Prevozi. As many as 2,325,087 shares of the company, equivalent to 100% of its capital, have been put up for sale.