The procedure for the selection of a Contractor for public procurement procedure “Design, procurement and construction of a natural gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria” is temporarily suspended due to filed appeals

The project company ICGB AD informs all potential participants in the restricted procedure for the selection of a Contractor for the “Design, procurement and construction of a natural gas Interconnector Greece-Bulgaria “ that due to filed appeals at the Commission for protection of competition against clarifications of the Contracting Authority, the procedure is temporarily suspended.

The appeals contain request for an interim measure “suspension of the procedure” to be imposed and as of that date all actions in the course of the procedure shall be suspended until the entry into force of the order rejecting the request for interim measure or the decision on the appeal if a provisional measure has been imposed. The appeals have been filed before entering into force of the Law on Amendment and Supplement to the Public Procurement Act, prom. SG no. 49 of 2018.

Upon the decision of the competent authority and in case the request for the imposition of a provisional measure is rejected, the procedure will be resumed and the time-limits for the submission of tenders will be extended so as to comply with the requirement of Art. 28, para. 5 of the Rules for Implementing the Public Procurement Act, the total duration of each of the deadlines expired up to the moment of suspension of the procedure, together with the newly determined extended terms, shall not be shorter than the initial term set by the Contracting Authority.

Date 22/06/2018