March 8, 2019. Bulgarian municipal company Public Transport – Pernik has launched a 4.2 million levs ($2.4 million) tender for the supply of 13 new buses running on compressed natural gas (CNG).

The project benefits from European Union funding under Operational Programme Regions in Growth 2014-2020, Public Transport – Pernik said in a tender notice earlier this week.

The buses should meet at least EURO VI emission standards and they should have at least 20 seats and space for at least 30 standing passengers. The deadline for submitting offers is April 8.

The bids will be ranked based on price, which will form 40% of the final mark, energy efficiency – with 35% weight, technical characteristics (20% weight), and warranty period (5% weight).