The commission of the Public Works Directorate (DJR) has chosen the bid by the Novi volvox company of Podgorica as the most favourable one to construct a cable car and three kilometres of ski slopes on the future ski resort Cmiljača in Bijelo Polje, worth 7.988.888,88 euro, with VAT.
The commission was presided by prof.dr.Milorad Burić, while the DJR is led by director Almer Kalač. The majority owner of Novi Volvox with 55% is Milan Ivanović from Podgorica, through the Holding One company, which he owns completely.
The commission ruled as irregular the half a million cheaper bid by the Swiss consortium of companies Strukon & Bartholet with the subcontractor Unipred from Bijelo Polje and a price of 7.468.725 euro, as well as the bid by the consortium of domestic company IGP Fidija, the Austrian Doppelmayr and several other companies, who offered a price of 7.877.865 euro.
After reviewing the Strukon & Bartholet bid, the commission cited its financial aspect is lacking in view of deadlines and does not adhere to the tender documentation. “Looking at the bid, it was ascertained that the bidder’s statement in form U2, among other items, offered Erol Sarvan as the authorized engineer in charge of complete technical documentation, without submitting proof of compliance with legal regulations of Montenegro,” the decision states.
The documents submitted by the Federal Ministry for Science, Research and Economy of Austria for the Doppelmayr Seilbahen GmBH company, in German and with an authorized translation, cites the company headquarters in Wolfurt, as well as business units in Stetten and Neuhofen, “which points to the bidder being obliged to submit proof of the non-existence of duties in view of taxes and contributions both in the headquarters and business units, not just for the headquarters.”
The bid by the Strukon & Bartholet consortium was also ruled out as irregular in view of Article 100 of the Public Procurement Law, with the commission claiming “it was not prepared in line with tender documentation, with missing documentation and without proof required by tender documentation.”
The Directorate opened a public tender for the procurement of technical documentation according to the adopted capital budget for 2017, for the construction of a cable car and three kilometres of ski slopes and technical documentation for an artificial snow system at the Cmiljača location in Bijelo Polje District. The public opening of bids was held on February 16, 2018 in the deadline prescribed by the tender.
The same tender was first opened in October of 2016, but in the beginning of 2017 was declared unsuccessful as no one applied, which is why it was repeated.
The DJR commission ascertained the Swiss consortium bid contained an act of the Economy Register of St. Gallen canton for the Bartholet Maschinebau AG, in the form of a notarized translation, which cites the representative of Bartholet-Ammann as co-signed with another person. “The bidder also did not submit proof of Bartholet-Ammann not being under criminal prosecution, which they were obliged. The submitted documentation also does not ascertain if Bartholet-Ammann transferred authorized representation onto Gubser Kurt, for which they did submit valid proof,” the decision notes.
Translated from Vijesti Online, for the original click here.