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UPDATE 1 - Three file complaints against ranking in Sofia Airport concession tender

Author Mario Tanev
UPDATE 1 - Three file complaints against ranking in Sofia Airport concession tender Author: Ministry of Transport, Information Technology and Communications / All rights reserved.

SOFIA (Bulgaria), July 29 (SeeNews) - Fraport Bulgaria has filed a complaint against the ranking of offers in the tender for a 35-year concession contract to run Sofia Airport, increasing the number of complainants to three, data by the country's competition authority showed on Monday.

Fraport Bulgaria has filed its complaint on Monday, according the data published on the website of the Commission for Protection of Competition.

UK's MAG Overseas Investment and Aeroports de Paris (ADP) filed separate complaints on Friday, competition regulator data shows.

Earlier this month, Bulgaria's transport ministry ranked as the best offer the bid submitted by the Sof Connect consortium led by French investment firm Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments, with Flughafen Munchen named as airport operator. The consortium's offer was awarded 86.12 points out of a maximum score of 100 points. 

The winning consortium 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 consortium, which also includes the company's Turkey-headquartered unit TAV Havalimanlari Holding, was ranked second with 80.31 points. Fraport Bulgaria, the local unit of Fraport AG Frankfurt Airport Services Worldwide, came in close third with 80.19 points.

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

($ = 0.8915 euro)