All three bids ac­cepted in air­port ten­der

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

All three con­sor­tiums in­ter­ested in the pri­va­ti­za­tion of Greece’s re­gional air­ports have made it to the sec­ond stage of the ten­der, which con­cerns bind­ing bids, state sell-off fund TAIPED de­cided yes­ter­day.

The fund’s board rat­i­fied a rec­om­men­da­tion by its con­sul­tants for ac­cept­ing the va­lid­ity of the bind­ing of­fers by Cor­po­ra­tion Amer­ica SA-METKA, by Fraport AG-Slentel Ltd and by Vinci Air­ports SAS-Ak­tor Con­ces­sions SA for the con­ces­sion of the rights of use, op­er­a­tion and man­age­ment of 14 re­gional air­ports around the coun­try.

The next step to the com­ple­tion of the ten­der process will take place to­day, as the TAIPED board will open the money of­fers of the three bid­ders as well as the val­u­a­tion of the in­de­pen­dent as­ses­sor. How­ever, it is highly un­likely that a pre­ferred bid­der will emerge to­day, as each of­fer is com­pli­cated and the pro­posed in­vest­ments in the up­grad­ing of air­ports will also have to be as­sessed, too.

This is ac­tu­ally the first time that TAIPED has reached the last stage of a ten­der with more than just one suitor. The high de­mand is at­trib­uted to the sig­nif­i­cant growth in Greek tourism and po­lit­i­cal con­cerns in neigh­bor­ing states.

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