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SOFIA (Bulgaria), December 11 (SeeNews) - Bulgaria's 3.75 million levs ($2.12 million/1.92 million euro) tender for awarding contracts for the design of three sections of the planned widening of the ring road of Plovdiv city has attracted 17 bids, the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) said.
The first lot in the tender, envisaging the design of 2.1 km of the ring road, has attracted six bids - from two consortiums comprising respectively local companies Via Plan and Ingconsultproekt; Iliya Burda and Patproekt 2000, as well as four companies running on their own - Project Planning and Management, Traffic Holding, Ruteks and Alve Consult, RIA said in a statement.
Most of the bidders for the first lot have expressed interest in all three lots in the tender. The other two lots attracted five and six bids, respectively.
The project will be financed with state funds, RIA said, adding that construction works will be carried out on a total of 18.7 kilometres of the ring road.
The tender was opened on October 28. The ring road of Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, will be widened in order to accommodate the heavy traffic.
Bids in the public procurement procedure will be ranked solely based on price.
(1 euro = 1.95583 levs)