MOSCOW, January 25 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has announced a tender for the delivery of fine bone-china tea and coffee sets at a cost of 2.1 million rubles (about $70,000), according to the state procurement agency website.
The FSB want to buy 50 coffee sets for two (eight pieces each), 30 coffee sets for six (20 pieces each) and 500 tea sets (cup and saucer). Each item is to be embossed with an FSB emblem in gold.
The average cost of one set is 14,400 rubles per coffee set for two, 22,600 rubles per coffee set for six and 1,400 rubles per tea set.
Bids will be accepted until February 1, and an e-auction has been set for February 11.
The sets are to be delivered in special gift cases before April 15 of this year.
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