Perth asks for free-daily bids

The regional government of West-Australia is asking publishers to bid on exclusive distribution rights for an free afternoon newspaper in Perth. Distribution would be at train and bus stations and ferries.

In 2007 a similar tender was proposed but no publisher met the qualifications of the bid at that time. New bids – for a period of 2 years – will be assessed form July 16 on.

Australian, New Zealand and US publishers which will get a 20 per cent price preference over tenders from other nations – thanks to Australia’s free trade agreements with its ANZUS partners.

The paper must also devote some room for information from the Public Transport Authority in Perth. (WAToday)

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