Tax Bureau procurement halted

The Public Procurement Bureau ordered the central tax authority to halt its procurement of a new information system for tax bureaux in Slovakia, saying that not a single legal procurement condition had been met.

The Tax Directorate, which plans to update the country's tax information network, addressed only one firm in ordering the IT system, CSC Computer Sciences, citing copyright issues.

According to the SME daily, the order is one of the largest public procurement deals in the past several years. The system is expected to cost several hundred million Slovak crowns.

The tax authority cannot appeal the decision of the Public Procurement Bureau, but it is permitted to turn to the courts.

Pavel Nechala of Transparency International said he could not recall such a large tender being cancelled in Slovakia before. "It was the right decision by the bureau," he said, noting that a huge sum of public money was involved.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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