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PMB bans LIDA to conclude 75 000 lats worth agreement on coaching services

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The Procurement Monitoring Bureau (PMB) has prohibited the Latvian Investment and Development Agency (LIDA) to conclude the 75 000 lats worth general agreement with the law office BDO Zelmenis&Liberte and SIA Con Fide on coaching services, according to the published ruling on the PMB’s website.

Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUSIA Konsorts turned to the PMB with the complaint.

In the complaint to the PMB, the company indicated the LIDA has deemed SIA Konsorts’ offer as non-compliant with the tender’s requirements, stating it did not provide positive feedback on the business plan development, marketing and financial experts Uldis Cimdiņš and Elīna Gaile – Sarkane, as it was stipulated in the tender. Consequently, the LIDA excluded SIA Konsorts’ offer from further assessment.

Konsorts disagreed with the LIDA’s decision, arguing it had offered 12 experts to the LIDA, and eight of them were professionals in business plan development, marketing and finance area.

According to the tender provisions, the minimum number of experts was five, respectively: a business plan development expert, a marketing expert, an intellectual property expert, a financial expert, and an expert in financial support attraction; therefore, Konsorts believed it had fully met the LIDA’s procurement requirements.

The PMB assessed SIA Konsorts’ complaints as well-grounded and prohibited the LIDA to conclude the contested agreement.

Moreover, the PMB found that the procurement commission has unjustifiably excluded SIA Konsorts from the participation in the tender; therefore, a reassessment of the submitted offers must be carried out.

It is possible to appeal the PMB’s ruling within one month from the date of reception at the Administrative District Court.

According to the PMB, the LIDA received applications from five candidates in October 2010. In the notice about the agreement, the LIDA had pointed out a general agreement for one year will be reached with the most suitable applicant.

The LIDA indicated 100 people as the number of the general agreement participants or the maximum intended number of participants.


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