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Benidorm privatizes the tourist information point of the “guiri area”

Written by on February 14, 2019

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Article Written & Published in Spanish By: Diario Informacion
Translated by Google from Spanish to English

Benidorm privatizes the tourist information point of the “guiri area”

The City Council offers a 2 year contract with a two year option of extension for this service for €220,000

Benidorm privatizes the tourist information point of the “guiri area”

Benidorm City Council will pay 220,000 euros to an external company to take over for two years, and two more extension, the tourist information service offered in the Rincón de Loix , also known as “guiri area.” This is reflected in the procurement platform of the State, as reported this morning by the Compromís-Los Verdes spokesperson, Josep Bigorra.

The intention is to outsource this service that until now have always been carried out by the technicians of the Tourism area. Keep in mind that this tourist information point shares dependencies with the Foreign Tourist Assistance Service (SATE) for less than a year in the “zona guiri” after the current local government developed a new building to house joint form both services.

Now, the Benidorm executive is going to introduce a new change in this office by privatizing the tourist information service. Specifically, the government has drawn up a contract for 220,000 euros, divided into 66,550 euros per year, with a duration of two years and two more extension, to hire the external personnel necessary for this service.

The announcement has been like a jug of cold water to the mayor of Compromís who has censored the decision. “The local government of PP and CBM continues its privatizing path of services of the City of Benidorm and now it is the turn of the tourist information service of the Rincón tourist office, they started with the outsourcing of works and mobility, later with urban planning and heritage and now they go for what is our economic engine, tourism.

From Compromís Los Verdes, we trust in a service offered by workers and public workers, avoiding unnecessary expenses, and we reject, therefore, the privatizing policies of the Benidorm government “, noted Councilor Compromís and spokesman for the municipal group Compromís Los Verdes , Josep Bigorra.

Bigorra has looked back and recalled that last January was awarded the external contract for the completion of reports and reports on the viability and economic sustainability of planning, management and equidistribution instruments, of expropriation records of municipal public assets, granted for 160,000 euros (VAT included) for two years plus two for extension to ‘Laboratory of Architecture and Territory SLP’, which was the only company presented.

This company had already been hired by the government of Benidorm in 2017 for preparing the appraisal of expert reports on capital gains taxes, for 17,925 euros, and the controversial report that determined whether the assessment of the bus station made by the company had been made correctly. municipal architect.

In addition, the nationalist councilor recalled that that same month of January was also outsourced environmental external assistance for the drafting, processing and implementation of planning and public works, which also only one company was presented, or three months ago the The local government hired an external company, Guía Consultores SLP, through the concessionaire of the potable water and sewage service, to control the works of the Avenida Mediterráneo.

This concessionaire is the same one to which the PP and CBM commissioned the drafting of the Sustainable Parking Plan (PES), the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) and the Sustainable Urban Transport Plan (SUTP).

“Having seen all the precedents and seen the new tender on the service of the tourism office of Rincón, who does not tell us that PP and CBM continue to privatize other tourist information services in Benidorm that currently have about a dozen municipal workers? our point of view, tourism should continue to rely on the good management carried out by municipal technicians and continue to be of a public nature to offer the best service to residents and visitors, “said Bigorra, who recalled that there are now three tourism in Benidorm, the one mentioned in El Rincón; the one in the center, located in the Torrejó building, and the one in the Europa avenue.

“We urge the mayor, who holds the tourism delegation to abandon the policy of privatization of the jewel in the crown of the city he has undertaken, following the policy they are imposing in other departments,” he claimed.


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