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Siemens' exclusion in Slovakia : Corruption Case

In April 2002, it was reported that Germany's Siemens Business Services (SBS) had successfully appealed against its exclusion from a tender to provide IT for the Slovak Treasury. The Slovak Finance Ministry had excluded Siemens from the bidding four times, but is now required to include SBS's bid in its assessment.

The bidding process has been plagued by controversy. A new tender commission was called after the old one came under suspicion of corruption in the summer of 2001. Representatives of Siemens are alleged to have offered the commission chairman SKK 1.5 mln to convince other commission members to choose the German firm. A Siemen's representative has been charged with bribery.

The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
Czech Republic and Slovakia Business Report [5/19/2002] 'SIEMENS WINS BID TO RETURN TO TREASURY IT TENDER' [Source ID = 6711]

Czech News Agency [4/17/2002] 'SIEMENS TO RETURN TO TENDER FOR IT FOR SLOVAK TREASURY' [Source ID = 6712]

Associated Press AP Worldstream [10/10/2001] 'Unidentified Slovak Siemens official faces corruption charges' [Source ID = 6714]

Associated Press [8/10/2001] 'Prosecutor orders investigation of allegations that Siemens representative tried to bribe official' [Source ID = 6715]

The Slovak Spectator [7/15/2002] 'Cabinent Has Fifth Crack at IT Tender' [Source ID = 7190]


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