Works at St Vincent began without a signed contract – PD

According to Partit Demokratiku, the maintenance being done in the new kitchens at St Vincent de Paul began before the contract was confirmed and the kitchen was inaugurated by the Parliamentary Secretary for the Elderly before the works were finished.

Members of Parliament of PD wrote a letter addressed to Minister of Finance Edward Scicluna requesting him to publish a contract and table it in Parliament. PD said that it is concerned about the contract particularly the additional clause since the request does not honor the procurement procedures. The contract authorities negotiated with the winning bidder and the Public Contract changed by more than 50%.

PD said that the principal for equality in the award of contracts requires transparency in the name of the public interest and common good.