The Court of Auditors archives an investigation into minor contracts awarded by Colau

The Court of Auditors has archived the open investigation into the minor contracts –without public competition– awarded by the Barcelona City Council of Ada Colau in 2016 after verifying that "there has been no detriment to public funds" and therefore no incurred no accounting liability.

The Court of Auditors archives an investigation into minor contracts awarded by Colau

The Court of Auditors has archived the open investigation into the minor contracts –without public competition– awarded by the Barcelona City Council of Ada Colau in 2016 after verifying that "there has been no detriment to public funds" and therefore no incurred no accounting liability. This is established by a car to which La Vanguardia has had access.

The Public Prosecutor's Office sent a report to the Court of Auditors on the control of minor contracting by the Barcelona City Council in which alleged irregularities were noted. However, the instruction carried out concludes that "the existence of any assumption of accounting liability due to the scope of public funds does not emerge" since all the irregularities indicated "have been resolved." The alleged infractions detected referred to the lack of documentation or deficient documentation proving that the contracted services had been provided.

The Court of Auditors, in its effort to audit the public expenditure of the municipalities, requires the local entities each year to select a selection of contracts to review them. In this case, 11 contracts were found in which there was a lack of specification between the concept and the activity.

The contracts investigated amounted to 258,619 euros and were intended for "installation works and climate control system in the City Hall Management building"; various works in the surroundings of Park Güell; "Maintenance works for artistic buildings"; international cooperation service contracts", among others.

Once the City Council sent the required documentation, the investigating delegate understood that "the actions carried out allow verifying that in all the disputed contracts the effective performance of the contracted services has taken place to the satisfaction of the local administration" without there having been "impairment of the public coffers.


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