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Fair-play Alliance: Tax Directorate should cancel rental tender

The political ethics watchdog Fair-play Alliance has recommended that the Tax Directorate should not sign a contract with Nitra Invest, a company owned by Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) district chair Ondrej Ščurka, and should cancel an ongoing tender to find rental premises for the tax office in Košice, as it says the tender contains criteria favourable to Nitra Invest that puts all other potential bidders at a disadvantage.

The political ethics watchdog Fair-play Alliance has recommended that the Tax Directorate should not sign a contract with Nitra Invest, a company owned by Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKÚ) district chair Ondrej Ščurka, and should cancel an ongoing tender to find rental premises for the tax office in Košice, as it says the tender contains criteria favourable to Nitra Invest that puts all other potential bidders at a disadvantage.

"In our opinion, the tender wasn't fair and didn't provide equal conditions for all bidders," Fair-play Alliance chief of investigative projects Peter Kunder said, as quoted by the TASR newswire, on Thursday, August 11. In its enquiry, the alliance mainly examined the transparency and fairness of the selection process and found the deadlines for individual tasks to be discriminatory. "The deadlines were set in such a way that any potential bidder would have to invest money before any contract was signed, which means before they even knew whether they'd won or not," said Kunder.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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