Russia: Ufa Christmas Tree contract sold for 12 million rubles

Russia: Ufa Christmas Tree contract sold for 12 million rubles

The initial cost was 19 million rubles.
The initial cost was 19 million rubles.

The price of the Ufa Christmas tree, the most expensive in Russia, fell to 12 million rubles

Today, November 19, an auction ended to select a contractor who will purchase and install a pixel tree on Sovetskaya Square in Ufa. The purchase has moved to the stage of the commission’s work. The lowest offer was 12 million rubles, which is 35.5% less than the initial cost.

The initial price of the state order was 18.7 million rubles . Five proposals were received – suppliers offered to supply a Christmas tree in the amount of 15 to 12 million rubles. Let us remind you that money for the Christmas tree will be allocated from the city budget. Earlier, social media users condemned the huge budget spending on New Year’s constructions during the pandemic, and the spruce itself was named the most expensive in the country this year.

According to the terms of reference, the height of the pixel spruce should be at least 30 meters, the diameter at the base – 12.5 meters. The diameter of the glowing star at the top of the head must be at least one meter. An LED garland should be installed on the tree, which is capable of reproducing various effects and patterns: smooth filling with all the colors of the rainbow, the Russian flag with imitation of spiral movement, the inscription “Happy New Year 2021” in Russian and Bashkir languages, white snowflakes and others.

The Christmas tree must be assembled within 15 days after the conclusion of the contract.

By the way, last year one of these trees in Ufa showed an inscription in the Bashkir language with an error . In addition, pixel trees have been out of order more than once.