"Abanca-te no Bolhão", which translates as "Trading at Bolhão" (free translation) is the telling motto of the campaign that officially starts today, as of 2pm, and refers to the opening of the application period to hold a vendor place at the restored and renovated Bolhão Market. We are looking at 42 new stalls, 6 restaurants and 12 stores.
The application is available at the digital platform for public tenders (concursos/compras públicos(as)) AcinGov (www.acingov.pt), which provides all the necessary information.
Those interested in applying and with any doubts regarding the utilization of this digital tool, which is the exclusive means to apply to the "Abanca-te no Bolhão" tender can contact the support line by AcinGov, via the phone number 707 451 451, with the option "Tender at Bolhão (concursos do Bolhão).
In addition, the Municipality of Porto, through the municipal company GO Porto, the project's manager, will provide clarification sessions, to be held at the City Hall on 12th, at 5pm and on 16th October, at 9am.
Participation in these sessions requires prior registration and it is limited to 25 people per session, at abanca-tebolhao.goporto.pt
Besides the traders and sellers that have been trading at Bolhão for decades, and will go back to Bolhão Market, these tenders are targeted at providing available space to other traders, thus guaranteeing the market's full occupation, with the trade food products.
The 42 stalls under these tenders and the other 60 stalls will be granted a 20 year valid license, renewable for the same time period, in line with the defined regulation of the Market of Bolhão.
There will also be space for six new restaurants, located in the upper gallery, whose contracts will prevail for 12 years' time, and renewable for periods of eight years from then on. Adding to these sic restaurants, four existing restaurants will go back to the renewed Bolhão, adding to a total of 10 restaurant spaces in the renovated space.
Furthermore, 12 new stores will be available to applications. These stores face the street (all of the food sector) and will embrace all four streets that surround the market building, namely Rua de Sá da Bandeira, Rua de Fernandes Tomás, Rua de Alexandre Braga and Rua Formosa.
The lease contracts will be signed for a period of six years, renewable for periods of four years. Adding to these stress, the existing 26 stores equal 38 stores when the market reopens.
+ info: see the full information on Bolhão public tenders on the website of the campaign "Abanca-te Bolhão"