The garbage collection and street cleaning contract recently promoted by the Socialist City Council of Burgos can become an electoral bomb. The Justice has ordered proceedings for possible prevarication to investigate what happened in a contract of 159.6 million euros and before the link between charges of the City Council and the concessionaire company, Urbaser. The Court of Instruction number 4 of Burgos has reflected its decision in the order of January 11 corresponding to the preliminary proceedings 1224/2021. And there he agrees to investigate the mayor Daniel of the Rose, of the PSOE, and the vice mayor, Vicente Maranon, of Cs, due to possible administrative prevarication in the award of the cleaning service to Urbaser.
Three companies that attended the tender called by the City Council appealed for the award to Urbaser, a contract that was ratified by the Local Government Board on October 7. Councilor for the Environment, Joshua Temino, confirmed the presentation in November of the appeal before the Administrative Court of Contractual Resources of Castilla y León (Tarcyl) by the temporary unions of companies (UTE) Valoriza-Parque Norte and FCC-Sogeser and Semat.
The City Council hoped that in two or three months the Tarcyl would have issued an opinion favorable to the City Council’s decision, but, contrary to that wish, the truth is that it has opened proceedings for possible prevarication. local government board approved the award through an open procedure and with the aim of providing coverage for urban cleaning, waste collection and transport services in the municipal district of Burgos.
The award term was for a period of ten years. And the winner was Urbaser. The specific amount was 159,635,137 million euros, including 10% VAT. The company, for its part, won the contract after presenting a drop of 10.22% on the base budget of the tender. And among the demands assumed, Urbaser must, within a year after formalizing the contract, replace all the containers and litter bins in the city.
The PP never saw this contract with good eyes. The popular, in fact, they asked the mayor of Burgos, Daniel de la Rosa, to give explanations about “the relationship of the members of its Governing Board with the Urbaser company, as well as with the people who will be subject to subrogation” even before the award. And it is that they already took for granted that concession of the contract.
“We have more and more suspicions of this way of acting, especially in view of the irregularities that have been revealed in the process and that have even led the Controller to position himself against the assessment of the technical offer made at the municipal headquarters. », came to affirm the municipal spokesperson of the PP, Carolina Blasco.