Vodafone, Orange and a consortium made up of Romtelecom and Cosmote have put in offers seeking to supply the National Communications Regulatory Authority (ANCOM) with fixed and mobile telephony services, Internet access and data transmission, a contract put at EUR 2.86 M, including VAT. “ANCOM will pick and announce the winner within the legal interval of 20 days from the date the offers were opened, with the deadline likely to be extended under the stipulations of Emergency Ordinance (OUG) 34/2006 on assigning public procurement contracts,” according to the ANCOM’s answer to the Mediafax request. The contract will be valid for 48 months. Romtelecom and Cosmote Romania are ANCOM’s current telecommunications providers, as a result of a relevant tender in late 2009. According to ANCOM data, the contract has a monthly value of EUR 23,721.5, including VAT.