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Tender for agency to lead Euro-campaign cancelled yet again

The Finance Ministry's second attempt to select an agency to run a PR campaign ahead of Slovakia's adoption of the has euro failed. While the first tender was cancelled by the ministry itself, this time the tender was cancelled by the Public Procurement Office (ÚVO) based on an objection raised by Bratislava-based company Renesans, ÚVO spokesperson Helena Fialová told the SITA news wire.

The company objected to a condition concerning the selection criteria, particularly the criterion, based on which applicants' active participation in the tender was to be evaluated.

"The ÚVO considered the objections to be well-founded and decided to cancel the above public procurement, since the contested criterion does not guarantee the selection of the best bid from the economic standpoint in line with the public procurement law, but only heads to evaluation of applicants' activity during a competitive dialogue," reads the ÚVO.

The campaign’s estimated costs have been calculated at Sk134.5 million (€4 million) not including VAT. The campaign should be financed by the national budget, as well as from funds of the National Bank of Slovakia.

Slovakia plans to enter the euro-zone on January 1, 2009.

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

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