MegaProject 710: Bulgaria launches airport concession
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The Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communication of Bulgaria has published the tender notice for the concession of Sofia Civil Airport, which is located 10 km east from the center of Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria.
Sofia Airport is Bulgaria's main airport. It is located 5 km east from the center of Sofia. In 2014, the airport handled 3,815,158 passengers, an 8.9% increase compared to 3,504,326 handled in 2013. Bulgaria also uses Sofia Airport for the Vrazhdebna Air Force Base.
The concession has an investment estimated at €275 million (US$312.8 million) in a one-time payment after the election of the concessionaire plus €150 million (US$170.6 million) of investments to upgrade the airport during the 35 years of concession.
The object of the Sofia Airport concession with an area of 5,219,778 square meters includes:
- Land plots and buildings (public state property)
- Facilities and adjoining infrastructure
- Property and possessions public state property, representing buildings, facilities, and systems for the visual air navigation equipment (airfield lighting), located in the territory of Sofia airport
- The buildings, facilities and equipment that the concessionaire will construct and/or install by its own risk and with its own funds under the conditions and procedure set by the concession contract
The private party will be responsible for the management of services of public interest and management and maintenance of the civil airport in accordance with the clauses of the concession contract.
The deadline for receipt of tenders is October 20, 2016 at 17:00 p.m. (local time).
See the tender announcement: