At the Road Infrastructure Agency (RIA) were opened the six bids of the participants in the public procurement for design, construction and introduction of the electronic system for collection of taxes for use of the republican road network (RRN). It will be on the basis of travelled distance for vehicles with a total technical weight of more than 3.5 tonnes (toll) and for passenger cars up to 3.5 tonnes (electronic vignette).
The term for execution of the tender is 19 months and the indicative value is BGN 200 million.
The tender documentation was unsealed at a public meeting by the committee conducting the procedure for selection of a contractor, with the chairperson Eng. Stella Krasteva, Director of the Road Taxes and Permits Directorate, RIA. The bids were opened in the order they were received. The first offer was by Association BG Pat, which includes Kontrax AD, Bulgaria and i-Cell Global Solutions Ltd, Hungary.
The second candidate is Consortium Kapsch Traffic Solutions, including Kapsch Telematik Technologies Bulgaria EAD, Kapsch Telematic Services, Poland, Kapsch TrafficCom, Italy and Kapsch Traffic Transportation, Spain. Follow the participants TollNet a.s., Czech Republic and Ciela Norma AD, which appear independently. The fifth proposal is by association Teletoll DZZD. Partners in it are BTK EAD, Novanor Ltd and Icom Ltd. The last candidate is Consortium Toll Bulgaria, consisting of TeleLink EAD, Siensis AD and Sirma Solutions AD.
Before the opening of the bids the Minister of Regional Development and Public Works Nikolay Nankov commented that if the obstructions with the public procurement continue, the toll system will be introduced through a state-owned in-house company.