Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

BUSINESS SHORTS

FinMin rescinds tender for explanation of euro

THE FINANCE MINISTRY announced on May 9 that it had decided to rescind a public tender that would have provided for an informational campaign on the introduction of the euro in Slovakia, the SITA news wire wrote.

The Finance Ministry had offered the tender to the agency with the best plans for organizing a communication campaign on euro adoption by early May. The campaign was projected to cost Sk134.5 million without VAT.

But the tender was soon withdrawn after its publication when numerous advertising and media companies began complaining the criteria were ambiguous. Potential bidders also faulted the criteria for being geared toward certain agencies.

"The Finance Ministry strives to maintain as great a degree of transparency in the tender process as possible, and was aiming for the credible, unproblematic selection of a strong and experienced partner that could guarantee the successful implementation of an efficient and high-quality information campaign," the ministry wrote in a statement.

The ministry stated a new public tender, which will take the information gained during the market survey into account, would be announced shortly.

Top stories

A Slovak prisoner tattooed in Auschwitz, remained silent until he grew very old

Lale Sokolov fell in love in the concentration camp; only those close to him knew his story.

A tattoo, illustrative stock photo

Kiska: Only president can bestow awards

President Andrej Kiska turned to Constitutional Court over the law on state awards recently passed by the government.

President Andrej Kiska granting awards, January 1, 2018

Global warming is a myth, claims a hoax

According to recent hoaxes published online, snow in the Sahara disproves global warming and milk can block airways.

The snowfall in Sahara can be seen in this satellite picture.

Blog: Are flying cars coming to the skies?

At least 19 companies, including a Slovak one, are currently developing flying car planes, but there are still many issues that must be worked out.

AeroMobil