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Government Office calls on experts to apply for top post at ÚVO

Slovakia’s Government Office published a call for independent experts to submit their names as candidates for the post of the head of the Public Procurement Bureau (ÚVO) on June 20. Experts who meet the prescribed criteria will be called for a public hearing, the TASR newswire reported. Applicants for the post are required to have a university education, demonstrate knowledge of public procurement and have at least five years of hands-on experience. The deadline for applications has been set for July 4.

Slovakia’s Government Office published a call for independent experts to submit their names as candidates for the post of the head of the Public Procurement Bureau (ÚVO) on June 20. Experts who meet the prescribed criteria will be called for a public hearing, the TASR newswire reported.

Applicants for the post are required to have a university education, demonstrate knowledge of public procurement and have at least five years of hands-on experience. The deadline for applications has been set for July 4.

The previous head of ÚVO, Roman Sipos, resigned from office without explanation on April 11. Since then, the office has been run by his secretary, Marek Vladár, whom the coalition has accused of having a conflict of interest as he was responsible for public procurements at the Interior Ministry under Robert Fico's government that are currently being investigated by ÚVO.

According to a political agreement, the head of ÚVO is headed by an opposition-proposed candidate, the Sme daily wrote.

Later, Prime Minister Iveta Radičová raised objections against opposition Smer candidate Ján Valko on June 6, saying that he failed to meet criteria required for the position in terms of experience, integrity and expertise. Smer refused to nominate another candidate for the post, Sme wrote.

Source: TASR, Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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