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Shots fired over Athens sewage plant tender

The consortium, which has managed KEL Psyttalia for many years, is reportedly preparing to appeal to the Council of State after the decision by EYDAP not to exclude two competing bids.

Water utility EYDAP's tender for the management of the Wastewater Treatment Center (KEL) of Psyttalia, with a budget of 260 million euros, is getting complicated, while in eight months the second extension given to the AKTOR - AVAX consortium for its temporary operation expires.

The consortium, which has managed KEL Psyttalia for many years, is reportedly preparing to appeal to the Council of State after the decision by EYDAP not to exclude two competing bids. These are the bids submitted by the Intrakat - TERNA - Suez and the Mytilineos - Konstantinidis - ACEA consortia.

The tender committee had proposed the exclusion of the two competitors of the AKTOR - AVAX consortium, on technical grounds before they were even opened, but there was intervention from the Prime Minister’s office.

Following pressure from the French side, the PM’s office reportedly requested that all three bids be opened. In a bid to move ahead with the procedure, EYDAP had asked the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) to submit a conclusion on whether all three candidates should remain in the game.

The conclusion was delayed for months while one after the other, members of the committee resigned! Finally, the conclusion was delivered to EYDAP weeks ago and supports the decision not to exclude the two competitors of the AKTOR - AVAX consortium.
EYDAP requested, based on the opinion of the TEE, that all three candidates make certain clarifications to their offers by September 15. It is widely believed in the construction market that AKTOR - AVAX are preparing to appeal to the Council of State as they insist on the position that the two competing consortia should be excluded.

The margins for the administration of EYDAP are narrowing since at the end of March 2021 the second extension that has been given for the management of KEL Psyttalia ends. In order for there to be a new extension, a legislative regulation will be needed if the tender-serial has not been completed by then.

The margin for EYDAP is narrowing since at the end of March 2021 the second extension that has been given for the management of KEL Psyttalia ends. In order for there to be a new extension, a legislative regulation will be needed if the tender issues have not been resolved.

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