A joint intervention of the Institute for Sustainable Public Procurement, NSZZ „Solidarność” and the Federation of Polish Employers resulted in ZUS checking tenders of their local and regional branches.
Its chair, Gertruda Uścińska, presented the results of the monitoring, after which a contract with one of the security companies has been cancelled in Płock.
In other cases it either did not notice any irregularities (Zielona Góra, Białystok, Suwałki) or it still is not finished (Poznań, Łódź, Wrocław, Opole).
The office in Gdańsk was the first to reply to a joint proposal of the Institute for Sustainable Public Procurement, NSZZ „Solidarność” and the Federation of Polish Employers that was sent to 16 RIOs.
Its purpose was to mobilize the offices to promote the requirement for hiring on work contracts people responsible for executing tenders of public institutions being controlled by RIO.
Haw can we sum up our work so far? Are there any trends visible in the last 12 months? What type of pro-worker ideas are easier to implement in procurement than others?
In November 2016 GIODO prepared an opinion, according to which the law does not permit public institutions to control the companies that won their tenders and the contracts that they signed with their employees.
According to the inspectorate such a situation violates their right to protect personal data.
We point out such problems when contacting (together with NSZZ „Solidarność” and the Federation of Polish Employers) authorities to give them „yellow cards” for forgetting about implementing social clauses.
The results were presented in a special report (in Polish) and during a conference on April 11th, 2017.
Grzegorz Piskalski represented the Institute for Sustainable Public Procurement during the event.
Together with NSZZ „Solidarność” trade union and the Federation of Polish Entrepreneurs (FPP) we send „yellow cards” to public intitutions forgetting about their responsibilities towards local communities.
Central and local authorities, as well as universities have a huge impact on working conditions in sectors such as cleaning or security.
There are still examples of them failing to have a positive role – luckily some of them decided to change their tenders and ie. guarantee permanent contracts instead of „junk jobs”.
The passage and implementation of the minimum hourly wage (13 zł) on people workinig on civil law contracts did not result in negative consequences such as rising unemployment rates.
The scale of irregularities related to violating the new legislation mobilised public authorities such as the Chief Labour Inspectorate (PIP) to more closely watch the companies’ activities.
How do the public institutions find themselves in the new conditions? We decided to check the press for answers.
The Public Procurement Office (PPO) published „The National Working Plan Regarding Sustainable Public Procurement for 2017-2020″. It aims to set the framework of promoting SSP in the public authorities.
The Instutute for Sustainable Public Procurement decided to comment on the report, pointing out its lack of ambition and using conserative methods of promoting tenders positively influencing the quality of live and the environment.
The point of departure for further analysis were two documents: the Ordinance of the President of Warsaw from October 1st 2015 and the Recommendation of the Council of Ministers from June 28th 2015.