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Labour Ministry tender a “mockery”

WHEN THE Labour Ministry announced a tender to find a contractor to evaluate projects of the ministry that were to be financed from European Union Structural Funds, the tender lasted for only three days and not all those who registered at the ministry’s website, hoping to participate in it, were informed about the final details, the Sme daily wrote.

WHEN THE Labour Ministry announced a tender to find a contractor to evaluate projects of the ministry that were to be financed from European Union Structural Funds, the tender lasted for only three days and not all those who registered at the ministry’s website, hoping to participate in it, were informed about the final details, the Sme daily wrote.

The “external evaluators” of the EU-funded projects will be financially rewarded for judging the project proposals.

The ministry, headed by Viera Tomanová, stated that not all the applicants were informed because there were too many of them and the ministry’s system collapsed and failed to send all emails on time, Sme reported.

From the 30 applicants that actually took part in the tender and fulfilled all criteria, the final selection of the evaluators will be chosen by a draw. The former Secretary at the Labour Ministry, Miroslav Beblavý of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ), called the tender “a mockery and manipulation of public procedures”.


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