More Suspect Contracts Signed by GKU
The dubious contract concluded back in 2008 by head of the Liptovsky Mikulas branch of the Geodetic and Cartographic Institute (GKU), Patrik Hensel, which has seen the public institution pay EUR 89,000 monthly rent for a 4-floor vacant building ever since, was not the only disadvantageous business deal to be struck by the public institution.
According to SME daily online, at least another two suspect contracts were concluded by SNS party nominee Hensel, both with the company EMM, which was to provide “central monitoring of information system security” for the land registry offices to protect data from hostile attacks and misuse. The value of the contract for the lucky supplier EMM, which was the only company to be approached, worked out at over EUR 10.3 million between 2008 to 2010 according to the daily.
The company EMM was selected without a due tender using negotiated procedure without prior notice. This was apparently as EMM was the only company that could provide the well-paid service, due to “exclusive rights”, for which it cashed in around EUR 700 per hour.