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HEAD OF SDP BIH CLUB IN PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY BIH MAGAZINOVIĆ: PROCUREMENT OF WEAPONS AND POLICE EQUIPMENT FOR STATE SECURITY AGENCIES HAS BEEN OBSTRUCTED FOR SEVEN MONTHS ALREADY







SARAJEVO, MAY 13 (ONASA) – The procurement of weapons and police equipment for state security agencies has been obstructed for seven months, the head of the SDPBiH Club in the state parliament, Saša Magazinović, announced today on social media.
– Complaints with the obvious intention of stopping the process. Why is it claimed to be the intention? Due to the fact that the companies that complain do not pay the fee, which is the reason for the appeal to be rejected, but each of them ‘spends’ considerable time”, says Magazinović.
He adds that according to the information from the Police Support Agency, in this case the appeal is filed by different companies owned by the same person.
– I was informed about all this by the director Enver Hadžiahmetović and his associates, as a member of parliament dealing with the issue of ‘professional complainants’ in the process of public procurement.
The weapons and equipment that are the subject of procurement are intended for SIPA, the Border Police and the Directorate for the Coordination of Police Bodies. Since the Police Support Agency states that in this case there are indications of a possible threat to the security interests of Bosnia and Herzegovina, they are taking appropriate steps towards the Institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This is just one of the examples of how in the process of public procurement procurements are stopped by abuse of the right to appeal”, said the state parliamentarian.
He adds that the good news is that a serious team of people from different institutions is working on a solution to this ubiquitous problem, but also on documenting cases of abuse.
– If one company complains 365 times in a year, one complaint every day, then that is enough of an alarm for the state to react. “Enough was enough of blackmail, racketeering and stopping purchases for various reasons,” concluded Magazinović. (end)