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MAG, ADP file complaints against Sofia Airport concession tender ranking

Author Mario Tanev
MAG, ADP file complaints against Sofia Airport concession tender ranking Author: Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 29 (SeeNews) - UK's MAG Overseas Investment and Aeroports de Paris (ADP) have filed complaints against the decision of Bulgaria's transport ministry to rank first an offer by the Sof Connect consortium in a tender for awarding a 35-year concession contract to run Sofia Airport, competition regulator data shows.

Both MAG and ADP filed their complaints with the Commission for Protection of Competition on Friday, data from the regulator's website shows.

The Sof Connect consortium, led by French investment firm Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments, named Flughafen Munchen to act as airport operator. The consortium's offer was ranked highest, with 86.12 points out of a maximum score of 100 points. 

The winning consortium has offered to pay a concession fee of 24.5 million euro ($27.5 million) per year for the duration of the contract and pledged to make investments of 608 million euro in Sofia Airport.

The ADP-led tie-up, which also includes the company's Turkey-headquartered unit TAV Havalimanlari Holding, was ranked second with 80.31 points.

The MAG-led tie-up was ranked fourth out of five participants, with a score of 78.42 points.

($ = 0.8915 euro)