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Procurement act : Why no one in Berlin builds day care centers

just this week, a Berlin-based authority had to realize once again that private companies are competing for contracts in the Public sector. On the contrary, A Europe-wide invitation to tender for the construction of 27 day-care centres with a total of 3300 jobs has failed in a first attempt: While 30 companies had shown first interest, six of which tested the conditions of intensive.

At the end but it was not the only company to accept the order. Now, the competent Senate will have to adapt for the development of the criteria and a second round of calls start. The construction and completion of the much-needed daycare centers is delayed by several months. As of today, from the second to the third quarter of 2020.

in view of the good economic situation, clients of the Federal government, the länder and the municipalities, it is difficult for years, increasingly to place orders. Construction and trades companies to find even enough orders from private investors, who are said to be better payment morale and which do not restrict their orders with complex criteria (must).

According to an estimate by the chamber of Commerce and industry (IHK) does not seek seven out of ten Berlin-based company currently does to public tenders.

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order The risk that in the future more private companies ignore the state of Berlin for important projects could still rise. Because the Senate is currently revising the rules of Tendering laid down in the Berlin's tender and procurement act (BerlAVG).

in This step, the SPD, Left and greens in their coalition, had announced the Treaty of 2016. Therefore, you want to use public procurement to support a "sustainable, environmental, social and gender-equitable criteria-oriented economic development".

The scheme is outdated

From the point of view of low paid workers to make a Fort, it was the piece of legislation at that time. Thus, it was established in 2012, for example, that companies wishing to participate in tenders in the country, must pay their employees at least 8.50 euros hour – two and a half years before the SPD was able to assert the statutory minimum wage at the Federal level.

in the Meantime, this regulation is obsolete, but Since January 2019, all companies must pay national minimum wage of 9,19 euros. The management of the economy of Ramona Pop (Green) does not want to raise the minimum wage in Berlin, according to the draft law on 11,30 Euro – what is the SPD and the Left far enough.

For construction companies that would be not a big Problem, because the industry pays today, at least 11,75 Euro. As soon as the country is seeking via tender for a cleaning company for the new daycare, should you drop many of the local companies. The Berlin craft sees the draft of the new procurement law also skeptical

wish It should build "as much as possible, no additional hurdles, the public contracts unattractive", Jürgen Wittke, chief Executive of the chamber of crafts and refers to a Problem that had apparently deterred some interested parties of said daycare contract: Often, the orders are too large.

the construction of the 27 day-care centres was spread across only two Lots – which would have reduced the administrative burden, but many smaller farms had to be excluded from the outset. So this order will be in pieces by now but, "in terms of the volume and the temporal components are reduced," as the Senate administration for urban development writes.

the technical community, construction: goals must be realistic

Pops the draft law now provides expressly for a "consideration of SME interests," what a welcome craft and construction companies, in principle. The award is to be right with the amendment, a total of "understandable and feasible". These objectives would but misses, the actions of individual associations, the send these days, their opinion on the draft back to the Senate.

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Complex procurement of Berlin, finds no one, the day-care centres builds

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"It is to be feared that more bureaucracy is created," says Manja carpenter, Head of the Bau in Berlin and Brandenburg. It requires that rules for the procurement, of the core labour standards of the ILO (International labour organisation of the UN), to be mined for the advancement of women, and the like. "The socio-political goals of the Senate can only be achieved if they are realistic," says Schreiner. Entrepreneurs had no influence on the manufacturing processes of building materials in Asia, you might be "women conjure up, the want to work on the construction".

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