THE HOME Affairs Ministry rebuffed the public tendering process and directly selected Czech company Arthur D Little to carry out its audit. The Czech auditor stands to gain Sk31.5 million (€760 million) from the deal.
The president of Transparency International Slovakia, Emília Sièáková-Beblavá, said she saw no reason why the selection was carried out privately, the daily SME has reported.
Home Affairs Ministry Spokesman Boris Ažaltoviè said it chose the firm according to the law on public tenders. He added that the ministry worked out a market analysis before it selected Arthur D Little, press reports said.
Ažaltoviè expects cost savings, staff reduction and restructuring, and an information technology overhaul as a result of the audit.
Compiled by Martina Jurinová from press reports
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13. Sep 2004 at 11:33