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Details of the speed camera saga are not allowed to be published

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The German Vitronic Gmbh company was not forthcoming to Internal Affairs Minister Rihards Kozlovskis’ invitation and forbade the publishing the state offered speed camera purchase price.

V-Traffic agrees that the publishing the contents of the previous contract with State Police would be unnecessary, Internal Affairs Minister’s advisor Daiga Holma says.

In order to ensure full transparency before society in questions related to speed cameras, Kozlovskis sent a letter to Vitronic Gmbh with a request to allow the price offered by the Cabinet of Ministers. The minister informed V-Traffic about his wish to publish the contents of the now terminated contract between State Police and V-Traffic.

The Internal Affairs Ministry received the reply from both companies this week. Vitronic Gmbh informed the ministry that it is not possible to reveal the price, because the company is currently engaged in several tenders and revealing this price would affect the outcome of these tenders.

V-Traffic noted that revealing the contents of the contract would be a premature step; one that does not comply with the interests of the contract, especially during the international auditor’s assessment of the offer and project.

According to Holma, when talking about the possibility of revealing the contents of the VP and V-Traffic contracts, the merchant, being one of the sides of the contract, does not see any arguments for the publishing and is against it. V-Traffic noted in the letter that this issue can be discussed with the ministry later on.

“Given the negative collaboration experience and society’s ambiguous attitude towards the introduction of speed cameras, the minister still believes openness is important to prevent any doubts about the state receiving the best possible solution to the speed camera issue,” – Holma adds.

It should be added that the Delna Association publicly announced its intention to submit a plea to the Constitution Court and a complaint to the European Commission regarding the so called speed camera saga.

These institutions will be asked to assess the Cabinet of Ministers’ decision to “avoid openness and fair competition by not applying the Public Procurement Law to the planned speed camera procurement from Vitronic Dr.-Ing.Stein Bildverarbeitungssysteme GmbH,” – Delna Director Kristaps Petermanis reports.

According to Delna, the Internal Affairs Ministry also believes the issue of speed camera procurement without a tender is not resolved. The government has practically given the approval not to organize the tender.

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    With that business and many others Latvia is the laughing stock of Europe.

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