Bidders can send propositions by September 25 for the construction of a waste management centre and for the method of processing and gathering for the city of Niš and seven surrounding municipalities. Regional development agency Jug manages the project and its chief Bojan Avramović said 70 hectares in Kereš location in Doljevac municipality were provided, while the eight local self-governments agreed on the minimum amount of waste they are obliged to deliver to the future partner company, 82,000 tons per year altogether.
A commission shall have 60 days to select a company for the public–private partnership project, which includes designing, building, financing and operating five transfer stations around the city. The conditions are strict and references are needed for the bidder’s experience and business results, Avramović said. Besides, the offer needs to meet environmental standards and the concession fee to be paid to local authorities, he added. Technology of waste treatment shall be selected during the process of choosing the concessionaire. „In the public call’s duration, 10 hectares of land shall be bought on the location of Keleš in Doljevac municipality, which would be quite enough to build waste treatment facility and an energy plant,” Avramović said.
The bidder needs to provide the environmental impact study. Project’s value excluding VAT is set between EUR 10 million and 100 million.