Warsaw (Puls Biznesu) – ZUS state-owned social insurance company received servers but it will be illegal if it pays for them. The court decided that ZUS should not have signed contract with Qumak-Sekom. Comarch may be the winner here.
ZUS made an order in March 2008 at Qumak-Sekom, a listed IT company, to install several dozens servers. The contract was worth PLN 24m (EUR 7.1m). Now, the company may have troubles with getting payment for the contract. The court decided in May that the law was broken as Qumak’s offer violated the requirements and should have been rejected.
“This means that the contract is not valid. ZUS has no right to pay for it”, one of the lawyers commented unofficially.
ZUS is surprised and has not made decision yet how to solve the problem. Qumak says that the order has been implemented and should be paid for.
ZUS lost a case with Comarch, another IT company who also took part in the tender. Now, the company from Krakow should get the contract although its offer was PLN 10m higher and amounted to PLN 34m.
“Qumak made a mistake. It offered HP servers although they had been withdrawn from the offer in October 2007 while ZUS demanded to have equipment produced till the end of 2007 at least”, one of the companies taking part in the tender explained.
(PLN 1 = EUR 0.297)