15.07.2021 – 06:58
SPAK discovered and led behind bars eight officials and former officials of the Ministry of Interior and one under house arrest, headed by the former head of the Centralized Purchasing Agency, Edlira Naqellari, in connection with the tender for state police uniforms.
While the investigation continues and the chances are that other officials will end up under indictment, “ABC” in the secured file has revealed other details from the case which it “decomposed” engineer Aurora Mulla, part of the State Police.
The file provided by the journalist Ermal Vija highlights the fact that the general director of the state police, Ardi Veliu, was aware of the procedure and the prices.
But what exactly is it about?
Part of the file is also a letter dated August 20 last year, which Ardi Veliu sent to Edlira Naqellari, who was then in charge of the Concentrated Purchasing Agency. Veliu raises several issues in the letter, among which, the main one is the price and the logical discrepancy between the items.
“In some items the price offered is low, almost below cost. There is a mismatch between the production logic and the price offered as in the case of the long-sleeved shirt that costs less than the short-sleeved shirt, the men’s shirt costs more than the women’s, the motorcyclist’s suit costs less than patrol suit.
Three-quarter sweatshirts cost less than short sweatshirts, winter boots cost half as much as tactical shoes. Higher price bids are also observed when the quantity of production is greater, which in the manufacturing industry for higher volumes lower prices are offered and vice versa.“Writes Veliu.
Also, SPAK further says, Veliu has attached to the letter addressed to Naqellari the table of offered prices “incorrectly by the procurement unit“It is further stated.
He also has a warning when he says that “the presence of these prices in addition to being a risk to product quality will also affect the calculation of the fund in the future”The document closes.
In response to the concern raised by the General Director of the State Police Ardi Veliu on September 1, the Concentrated Purchasing Agency tells him that the conclusion of the contract is the responsibility of the contracting authority itself.
This was the last official communication between these institutions according to the file and then the contract was concluded, which according to SPAK has some violations and for this reason 9 officials ended up under indictment, while 8 are behind bars.