Wednesday 6th October 2021 – PRESS RELEASE with Mike Smith
Councillor Ximo Segarra (Contracts) has reported that the Administrative Court for Contract Appeals (TARC) has endorsed the resulted of two tender processes carried out by the council which had been appealed by the companies that were not awarded the contracts.
The most important resolution was that relating to the contract for the collection and transport of solid urban waste, management of the eco-parque, and the cleaning of public areas and beaches, which was awarded to the Valencian company Técnicas y Tratamientos Medioambientales (TETMA, SA) last May, a contract worth 5,939,014.67 euros per year.
An appeal was presented by another company which delayed the signing of the most important local administration contract for some four months. Now, with the endorsement of TARC which confirms that the award process was correct, the council has set in motion the administration machinery to get the contract signed and this be able to gradually begin to implement the new system which which a great qualitative leap will be made in the service provided to the community.
The new contract will see a total replacement of the rubbish collection containers and the modernisation of the eco-parque in Camí de les Sorts, whilst also responding to the problems identified in the recent years in the green points, uncontrolled spills, and street cleaning, amongst many other new additions.
Monday’s plenary session of the local council also approved a motion calling for the rescue of Health and demanding that the Generalitat Valenciana stop the operation carried out by DKV Seguros, which has sold its shares in the local health department – Marina Salud – to Ribera Salud, an agreement which made it the sole shareholder of the concessionaire.
The agreement, passed with the votes of the PSPV-PSOE, Compromís and Ciudadanos por Jávea (the PP voted against whilst the Ciudadanos abstained), also urged the regional health ministry to require the concessionaire to fully comply with the administrative and technical clauses, which carry out the investments described in them, and guarantee the provision of services as in any other area of public health, putting in place, likewise, the appropriate sanctioning procedures for the constant breaches of the terms of the health concession in the Marina Alta.
The agreement, signed with the votes of the PSPV, Compromís and Ciudadanos for Jávea (the PP voted against and Ciudadanos abstained) also urges the Ministry of Health to require the concessionaire to fully comply with the administrative and technical clauses, which carry out the investments described in them and guarantee the provision of services as in any other area of public health; putting in place, likewise, the appropriate sanctioning procedures for the constant breaches of the terms of the sanitary concession in the Marina Alta.
Another agreement reached yesterday, this one unanimously, was to join the celebration of local Trade Day on October 25, enhancing the importance of this sector within our economic model and for the quality of life in our towns and cities.