The current limits are two million crowns for service contracts and six million crowns for construction works. Senators justify the increase in the limits by inflation and the fact that the amounts have not changed for the past nine years.
The increase in amounts was supported by two committees, namely economic and territorial development, while the constitutional-legal committee warned that the increase in amounts could increase the scope for machinations and possibly corruption.
Conflict of interest
The senators also supported an amendment to the law that regulates the rules for conflict of interests. Contracting authorities will be able to exclude from the competition a company whose real owner is a member of the government or the head of a central administrative office. This rule should also apply to subcontractors.
It is now mandatory to exclude from public tenders a company in which a member of the government or the head of another central administrative office directly or through controlled persons has more than a quarter share. The contracting authorities did not use the restrictions given by the Act on Conflict of Interest.
The amendment itself is intended to prevent companies convicted of insurance fraud from accessing public contracts.
In the Chamber of Deputies, 157 deputies supported the amendment, and 59 senators rose to return the material with amendments.
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