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Tender for euro campaign cancelled again

THE ATTEMPT to find an agency to help prepare Slovaks for the euro has ended in failure for the second time.

The Finance Ministry put out a tender to find a company to run a public relations campaign ahead of Slovakia's adoption of the euro.

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 newswire.

The company objected to one element of the selection criteria, which would evaluate applicants by their active participation in the tender.

"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 statement.

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

Slovakia plans to enter the eurozone on January 1, 2009.

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