The reason for the extension of deadlines for the concession for the Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport is for the best offers to be sent, meeting the requirements in the best way possible, Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure of Serbia Zorana Mihajlovic stated today.
– I'd rather for us to provide additional time in order to get the best offers – she said and added that she didn't expect further extensions of the deadlines.
Mihajlovic expects that “the transaction will be completed next year, as planned, with a slight extension of the deadlines by around twenty days”.
The recently extended deadline
for the submission of the final version of the draft agreement on the concession for the Nikola Tesla Airport for the bidders qualified for the second phase of the procedure expired today.
The deadline for the submission of binding bids is November 23
The qualified bidders are the Swiss-French consortium of the Zurich Airport with Eiffage and Meridiam Eastern Europe Investments, the Indian-Greek consortium of GMR Infrastructure Limited and Terna, the French company Vinci Airports, the South Korean-Turkish-Cypriot consortium of Incheon International Airport Corporation, Yatirimlari ve Islatme, VTB Capital Infrastructure and the Chinese consortium of HNA and China National Aero-Technology.
The invitation for interested concessionaires was placed on February 10, 2017.
The concession for financing, development through construction and reconstruction, airport infrastructure maintenance and management and performing the activities of an operator, is given for a period of 25 years. One of the conditions of the tender is that companies managing airports within a 450-km radius of Belgrade are not eligible.