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Bulgaria's Kazanlak relaunches tender for supply of seven electric buses

Author Mario Tanev
Bulgaria's Kazanlak relaunches tender for supply of seven electric buses Author: Yordanka Fandakova / Facebook

SOFIA (Bulgaria), January 10 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's Kazanlak municipality said on Friday that it has relaunched again a 2.5 million levs ($1.4 million/1.3 million euro) tender for supply of seven electric buses for the needs of the city's public transport system.

The contract also envisages supply of four charging stations for electric vehicles, as well as provision of all necessary training, Kazanlak municipality said in a tender notice.

The contract will be partially financed by EU funds under Operational Programme Regions in Growth 2014-2020.

The deadline for submitting offers is January 4.

Offers will be ranked based on price, which carries 50% weight in the final mark, warranty period, energy efficiency and technical characteristics of the offered vehicles.

The tender for the contract was initially launched in March 2018 but attracted new offers. The procedure was restarted in November 2018, and Wanxiang Automobile Europe was picked as winner. However, the municipality's choice was successfully appealed by Bulgarian Automotive Industry, and the procedure was closed for a second time.

(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)

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