State launched 101 tenders just before Christmas

The government launched more than 100 tenders on December 23, vying to purchase software licenses, to enhance the sewer system from European Union funds and repair a bridge, the Transparency International Slovensko (TIS) watchdog pointed out.

The government launched more than 100 tenders on December 23, vying to purchase software licenses, to enhance the sewer system from European Union funds and repair a bridge, the Transparency International Slovensko (TIS) watchdog pointed out.

Emília Sičáková-Beblavá of TIS suggests that it is not probable that potential bidders cancel their planned winter holidays only to meet deadlines. On average, every five minutes there was a new tender announced on December 23, totaling 101 new tenders, Sme wrote on December 30. This is about four times more than on a usual day. Out of them, 27 tenders, worth a total of €16 million, have deadline as soon as on January 12. A similar flood of tenders have come pre-Christmas last year.

(Source: Sme)
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