After obtaining the approval of EGOM, Expressions of Interest (EOI) was solicited from interested parties to acquire 74 % equity stake in the JVC and the complete documentation, in this regard, was uploaded in the websites of AAI and MCA on 17.02.2004. The last date for submission of EOI was 20th July 2004. A total of 10 consortia submitted their EOIs and nine parties were pre-qualified for the stage-2 of the process i.e. Request For Proposal (RFP) stage. RFP documents along with Information Memorandum, Reports of the Global Technical Adviser and Reports of Accounting and Tax Advisor in respect of each of the airports were issued to the Pre-Qualified Bidders (PQBs) on 1st April 2005. Besides these documents, draft Transaction Documents were also issued to the PQBs.