18.07.2021 – 10:27
One of the complainants over the years for abuses with tenders is the Supreme State Audit, which has repeatedly identified violations in the field of public procurement.
But the suspects did not have a thorn in their side, although problems were found in the tender dossiers such as preparation of documentation, drafting of technical specifications, selection of the procedure, value of the contract, review of bids in the competition until the implementation of contracts.
Only for the period January-June of a year ago, the audit of KLSH revealed that it had found damage of 336 million ALL mostly in procurement procedures and during the implementation of contracts and submission of works.
For SPAK, the complaints of businesses and loss-making companies are turning into a real mine, which is expected to produce not only the fight against corruption but also bring to justice dozens of members of commissions and procurement units.
But SPAK sources claim that to get to the top of the institutions and officials who have ordered subordinates, to select the winners or to set in motion the enforcement level, you need the help of the suspects themselves and the persons who are charged.
“For example, the most recent case is the investigation of the tendering of uniforms, or even the rehabilitation of an irrigation canal. In conclusion, with a superficial logic we are clear that commissions are not the real decision makers. Although their documents and signatures show this. This is the aspect of evidence. In two cases, the director of focused purchases, E. Naqellari, turns out to expel the members of the bid evaluation commission until she finds two pro votes “, – says the source at the SPAK prosecutor’s office.
According to him, securing the participants who will approve the procedure, even though the files are incomplete, is one of the tricks of superiors and bosses who informally inform the corrupt procedure and who take care not to leave traces in any document or follow orders except verbally, or through trustees
“The example of Mayor Tushe, also this one suspected of violating equality in tenders is an illustration of this track. The official has contact with I. L, also this detainee, they are seen to be frequented and in the end his friends are declared the winner. The influence is obvious, and this is the reason why the prosecution mentions the recognition between them as an influence to select the winner, who is a close family connection ”adds further in anonymity the official of SPAK.
But how do you get to the big bosses?
“It is a double risk for the investigation teams that handle the tenders. Or someone will speak and tell the truth how it was commanded, who commanded it? “Or this someone will take responsibility for the others,” the official predicts.
Sources show that after the finalization of the investigation for the tender of 2.8 billion ALL of police uniforms, the investigation for the tenders in the Ministry of Defense was separated but no details are given due to the secrecy of the investigation.
Another tender of the Ministry of Health and tenders of the Ministry of Agriculture and other public services are also under consideration, which are being verified one by one.
Only recently, PPA data show that in terms of the number of negotiated procedures without prior announcement of the contract notice, for the period January-December 2020, a total of 416 procedures were developed, of which 191 procedures were used to cope with emergencies in under COVID-19 and 74 procedures under the reconstruction process.
Only 151 negotiated procedures without prior announcement of the contract notice have been used by the Contracting Authorities based on the provisions of the procurement law, for different situations (without Covid-19 and without Reconstruction). Compared to the total number of procedures completed with winners (competitive + negotiation without announcement), negotiated procedures without prior announcement of the contract notice constitute 8.3% of them. (SI)