ICGB launches public procurement for selection of supplier of line pipes for IGB, the gas interconnector Greece-Bulgaria

ICGB launches procedure with subject “Line pipes manufacture and supply for the needs of Gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria”, for selecting and awarding the manufacturer for supplying line pipes with nominal diameter DN800 / 32”.

The line pipe will be used for the construction of the IGB natural gas interconnector.

The scope of supply includes the production, inspection, testing, shipment, transportation to point of delivery and documentation requirements of these items in accordance to this specification. All other services related to the pipe installation and additional materials will be purchased via a parallel running tender for the EPC contractor, which will be announced in the beginning of 2018.

The estimated value of the public procurement is EUR 60 mln. VAT exclusive and the term for implementation of the public procurement is 12 months as of the receipt of an assignment order according to the conditions specified in the Public Procurement Contract.

The Decision and the Contract Notice for the public procurement has been sent for publication to the Registry of Public Procurement of Bulgaria’s Public Procurement Agency as well as to the Official Journal of the European Union on December 8th 2017.

„With the launch of the public procurement for supply of line pipes, ICGB enters a key phase in the realization of the IGB Project, showing a serious and visible progress to its shareholders and customers. I would like to thank for the efforts and the professional work of the team of the company”, said Teodora Georgieva, Executive Officers of the project company ICGB on Bulgarian side.

„The launch of the public procurement is a clear sign to the market for the irreversibility of the IGB project as a key energy security project in the region, "said Dr. Konstantinos Karayannakos, Executive Director on Greek side.

The Contracting Entity ICGB AD will grant unlimited, complete, free and direct electronic access to the documentation for the public procurement from the date of publication of the announcement in the Official Journal of the European Union on the grounds of art. 32, para 1, item 1 of the Public Procurement Act (PPA). The decision and the contract notice are published at the Registry of Public Procurement to the Public Procurement Agency, as well as at the buyer’s profile of the Contracting Entity on the day of their publication pursuant to Article 24, Para 1, Item 1 of the Rules for Implementing the Public Procurement Act.

The listed above documents will be available at web address: http://www.icgb.eu/buyers-profile/public-procurement-procedures/ – at the Buyer’s profile. The whole documentation is available in English language in the English version of the Buyer’s profile at the website of the Contracting Entity.

ICGB AD welcomes all potential participants and states that the company's priority is to ensure a fair, objective and transparent procedure and create conditions for competitive selection.

Date 08/12/2017