This was taken from Athens News Monday 16th November edition.
Major projects to be tendered
Greece plans to relaunch tenders for two major construction projects to expand an Athens tollway and build an airport by the middle of next year, a senior infrastructure ministry official told Reuters on November 9. The previous government had tendered new motorways worth 1.8 billion euros ($2.7 billion) in the greater Athens area and a 1 billion airport in Kasteli, Crete. But the official said new tenders were necessary to shield the projects from any appeals by local mayors and environmentalists.
Sounds very much like they never received any tenders in the first place?! I read somewhere about a month ago now that tenders had to be in by February 2010, so why would they be relaunching the tenders at this point?