Questions arise in police comm gear tender
The PM’s Office (MeH) has found a solution of questionable legality to a dispute between two of its own departments over the purchase of 3,000-4,000 radio communication devices for the police force and customs officers, reports daily Népszabadság.
In order to resolve the conflict between parallel tenders for the same purchase by the Central Financial and Contracting Department (KPSzE) and the Central Services Directorate (KSzF), all of the participants were hastily disqualified from the three KSzF tenders, including manufacturers such as Motorola, Sepura, Selex and EADS. KSzF is planning to accelerate the procedure in order not to miss the December 29 deadline for accessing Schengen funds for the purchase.
However, since the participants of this tender are more or less the same as the disqualified bidders in the KPSzE purchase, it is likely that the result will be appealed on the basis that MeH should not accept bids from suppliers that had been found unsatisfactory in a previous tender, the newspaper speculated. (Népszabadság)
SUPPORT THE BUDAPEST BUSINESS JOURNAL
Producing journalism that is worthy of the name is a costly business. For 27 years, the publishers, editors and reporters of the Budapest Business Journal have striven to bring you business news that works, information that you can trust, that is factual, accurate and presented without fear or favor.
Newspaper organizations across the globe have struggled to find a business model that allows them to continue to excel, without compromising their ability to perform. Most recently, some have experimented with the idea of involving their most important stakeholders, their readers.
We would like to offer that same opportunity to our readers. We would like to invite you to help us deliver the quality business journalism you require. Hit our Support the BBJ button and you can choose the how much and how often you send us your contributions.