SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 5 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Central Election Commission (CEC) said that it picked local company Ciela Norma to supply electronic voting machines for the forthcoming general election.
Ciela Norma was ranked first in the tender for the supply of 9,600 voting machines with its offer of just below 36 million levs ($22.6 million/18.4 million euro), VAT excluded, CEC said in its decision published last week.
The 36 million levs offer of local company Lex.bg was ranked second.
CEC's decision can be challenged before the Supreme Administrative Court.
Besides the supply of voting machines the contract envisages the delivery of the necessary software and the training of CEC employees to operate the machines
Sofia-headquartered Ciela Norma is engaged in software development, publishing business and has a chain of 16 bookstores in the country, according to information published on the company's website.
Bulgaria is expected to hold regular parliamentary elections in March.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)