Municipality of Burgas is between the first local authorities in Bulgaria which purchased electric car. During the implementation of GreenS project in Bulgaria, BSRAEM in partnership with the Union of Bulgarian Black Sea Local Authorities (UBBSLA) established fruitful cooperation with the Municipality of Burgas, so that environmental experts were invited to became members of the Bulgarian National Steering committee for green procurements support.
The GreenS project is fully in line with European and national policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and environmental and air pollution generated by urban transport. It also responds to the policy of the Municipality of Burgas on environment, based on the principles of sustainable development and reflected in the developed programming documents – the Municipal Development Plan 2014-2020, the Ambient Air Quality Management Program, the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Burgas 2014 -2020, the Strategic Map for Noise, etc.
Within this collaboration, BSRAEM as partner in GreenS project in Bulgaria, provided methodological support and green criteria specifications, as well as the developed within the project implementation technical templates, implemented in tender documents used by the city administration to support public procurement process. Under this scheme, Burgas municipality developed and supply tender procedure for purchasing electric vehicles to operate on the territory of the Marine Garden connecting the city with the Black sea coast. Tender documents for the purchase of the electric vehicles under these conditions were prepared with the technical support of the experts from BSRAEM.
The total value of the purchased vehicles is approx. € 55 000.