Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakpass submits another objection to road-toll tender

The Slovakpass consortium has submitted another objection to the National Highway Company’s (NDS) decision on the country's electronic road-toll system tender, Peter Newole, the consortium’s representative, told the TASR newswire on October 22.

The Slovakpass consortium has submitted another objection to the National Highway Company’s (NDS) decision on the country's electronic road-toll system tender, Peter Newole, the consortium’s representative, told the TASR newswire on October 22.

"We've argued that the members of the commission that is supposed to evaluate the submitted offers have insufficient qualifications or professional experience with respect to the object of the tender," Newole said.

Another problem is the fact that the only expert on the subject involved, the commission's consultant, is not independent. According to Newole, he has a close relationship with Siemens, which is the main technical supplier of the winning bidder SanToll.

Slovakpass therefore demands that a new evaluating commission be set up, composed of qualified and experienced experts.

"Slovakpass also demands that the newly-formed commission should re-evaluate the offers submitted, and that the NDS should revoke all of its decisions based on evaluations made by the commission, which wasn't set up in line with the law," Newole said.

The NDS excluded three out of the four bidders participating in the tender (Kapsch, Tossy and Slovakpass), leaving only the SanToll consortium still in the running. The excluded bidders are unhappy with this decision and have already submitted 10 objections to the Public Procurements Office (ÚVO). TASR

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

Top stories

Slovaks drink less and less

Behind the decline in alcohol consumption is, for example, the abandoning of the habit of drinking at work – typical especially during communism, according to an expert.

Kiska: Even Europe has its aggressive neighbour

President Andrej Kiska addressed UN commenting poverty, instability and climate change.

President Andrej Kiska

Arca Capital enters the banking sector

Czech and Slovak financial group acquires a majority share in Austrian private bank Wiener Privatbank.

Bank, illustrative stock photo

Ryanair cancels some flights from and to Bratislava

The Irish low-cost airline publishes full list of cancellations

Irish budget airline Ryanair is believed to be cancelling up to 50 flights every day over the next six weeks because it "messed up" its pilots' holiday schedules.