The Center for Underwater Archaeology, which is based in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort of Sozopol, has announced a tender for the purchase of a new maritime research vessel.
The Center for Underwater Archaeology, which is an institute of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Culture, seeks to acquire the ship for approximately BGN 375,000, VAT excluded, reports local news site Top Novini Burgas.
Adding Bulgaria’s 20% value-added tax brings the total projected price to BGN 450,000 (app. EUR 225,000).
The ship that the Sozopol Center for Underwater Archaeology seeks to acquire should be multi-purpose scientific vessel specially designed for geophysical and hydrographic research with diving devices.
The geophysical and hydrographic research equipment is to be purchased separately, and its acquisition is not part of the present tender.
The detailed requirements for the vessel are designed to make sure that the Bulgarian maritime archaeologists will be able to use it for research in the Black Sea, beyond the 12 nautical miles of territorial waters.
Bidders in the tender are expected to submit their proposals by January 30, 2017. The proposals are to be opened at the Center for Underwater Archaeology in Sozopol on January 31, 2017.
Source Archaeology in Bulgaria