District 3 mayor Robert Negoita wants to pay EUR 78.3 M for upgrading the parks in the next 4 years

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The District 3 City Hall in Bucharest, run by Social Democrat Robert Negoita, wants to spend RON 353,8 M (EUR 78.3 M) for upgrading the parks and the playgrounds in the district’s area 1 and Pantelimon Park (photo), for the next four years.

The contract released through the SEAP, the Electronical System for Public Procurement says that the city hall plans to grant 30 contracts per year. The value of the largest such contract is EUR 9.8 M and the lowest is EUR 63,315, VAT included.

The city hall wants to clinch this framework agreement with maximum three companies.

The value of the attendance deposit is RON 371,000 and the value of the good performance liability is 10% of the contract without VAT. The companies that want to join the public sale has to prove they had average turnovers of at least equal to RON 37.16 M in the past three years.

The documents submission deadline is March 31, bids can be sent until April and the bid assessment deadline is December 29, 2017.

It’s not the first time that the District 3 City Hall launches such a controversial public sale. No earlier than January this year, District 3 mayor Negoita launched a public sale to buy urban furnishing worth EUR 206.1 M, VAT included, for a four year-contract. The public sale was subsequently cancelled.

Last year, the Court of Accounts probed into an alleged overrated contract clinched by the District 3 city hall. Mayor Negoita spent RON 4.5 M on some trees that seasoned or got stolen. The prejudice could not be recovered, as the contracts stipulated no liability on the provider’s side.

The Court of Accounts’ audit also revealed that the city hall has paid almost RON 2,500 (about EUR 555) for one linden tree, although the same city hall had paid only RON 30 for a similar tree two years ago.

Negoita’s city hall also bought benches worth RON 20,000, dustbins made of exotic wood and metal worth RON 37,000, flower pot arrangements and concrete bench worth RON 2.8 M.

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