Bulgartransgaz successfully completed the public procurement for the selection of a Contractor for supply of the necessary materials and equipment, investment design, construction and commissioning of the expansion of the gas transmission infrastructure

Bulgartransgaz EAD successfully completed the public procurement for the selection of a Contractor in an open procedure under the Public Procurement Act (PPA) entitled “Procurement of the necessary materials and equipment, investment design – detailed design phase, construction and commissioning of project: Expansion of the gas transmission infrastructure of Bulgartransgaz EAD in parallel with the north (main) gas pipeline to the Bulgarian-Serbian border”, stage: “Linear part” under Bulgartransgaz EAD Ref. No. 180-100.

Following the open procedure under PPA, the Commission, appointed by the Contracting Authority, ranked first the participant Association Consortium Arkad and proposed it for a Contractor of the public procurement. The decision on the selection of Association Consortium Arkad is published on Bulgartransgaz EAD webpage, Procurement Section on 3 April, 2019.

Three associations submitted offers for participation in the procedure - DZZD Consortium “Gas Development and Expansion in Bulgaria” (GDEB), Association of ОТ Industries Fovallkozo Zrt., OT Industries – KVV Kivitelezo Zrt. and Association Consortium Arkad.

As a result of the check for compliance of the participants with the requirements of the Contracting Authority as laid down in the documentation on participation in the public procurement and the compliance with the selection criteria DZZD Consortium “Gas Development and Expansion in Bulgaria” (GDEB) and Association Consortium Arkad have been admitted to evaluation of tenders and opening of price proposals.

The selection of a Contractor has been made by applying the indicators from the Complex Evaluation Methodology, laid down by Bulgartransgaz EAD, whereas the selected consortium had offered the most economically advantageous tender in line with the awarding criterion announced beforehand “optimal correlation quality/price”.

The proposal of the Association Consortium Arkad includes the lowest prices both of all activities from the subject-matter of the procurement at a maximum allowable implementation deadline of activities of 250 (two hundred and fifty) calendar days, and in case of implementation of all activities from the subject-matter of the procurement at a maximum allowable implementation deadline of activities of 615 (six hundred and fifteen) calendar days.

The selected consortium is a foreign companies association whose members are Arkad ABB S.p.A – Italy, Arkad Engineering and Construction Company – Saudi Arabia.

Bulgartransgaz EAD express gratitude to all participants for the expressed commercial interest to the procedure and the achieved good level of competition.

The public procurement documentation and the Decision on the selection of a Contractor are available HERE.