Minister of Regional Development Richard Rasi proposed changes to the way cities and regions are conducting public procurement. He proposes scrapping the general rules and letting each authority determine its own procedure. There would also be less opportunity for appeals, which delay the start of public works. All this would speed up the process, to the benefit of citizens, he said.
The head of the Association of Towns and Cities, Jozef Bozik, supports the proposal. “This standard creates the conditions for there not to be many appeals, which then lengthened the investment implementation process," he stated.
The President of the Union of Slovak Cities Richard Rybníček concurred: "What today takes 4 to 5 months can take 2 to 3 weeks. This means that it will be speeded up significantly." (TASR)