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SDKÚ demands new toll collection tender

The opposition SDKÚ party has demanded that the tender for electronic highway toll collection, which is currently under way for a second time, be scrapped and repeated, the SITA newswire wrote.

The opposition SDKÚ party has demanded that the tender for electronic highway toll collection, which is currently under way for a second time, be scrapped and repeated, the SITA newswire wrote.

The party says the new tender should include participation from opposition representatives to oversee the process. SDKÚ MP and former transport minister Pavol Prokopovič said that the course of the ongoing toll tender was scandalous, non-transparent and its winner was allegedly selected in advance. He elaborated that the National Highway Company (NDS) expelled three bidders with cheaper price bids due to technicalities and awarded the contract to SanToll – Ibertax, which had submitted the highest bid.

Prokopovič said the terms of the tender make it possible to scrap it if the winning offer is higher than the expected price. He stressed that the planned deadline for the toll system introduction as of January 1, 2009 was not realistic anyway. If a new tender is held, the toll collection system could be put into operation on January 1, 2010, he said.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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