“We demand full clarification of the legality of the procedure, by the competent authorities [Ministério Público e Tribunal de Contas]to whom we direct the applicant-candidates”, says Isabel Neto, leader of the municipal bench of the CDSPP, in a statement.
The same request was addressed to the Lisbon City Council, now under the contract of Carlos Moedas, so that it makes available “copy of the work object of the contract” awarded by the former president of the municipal executive Fernando Medina to Plataforma Coerente, a company of Sérgio Figueiredo, former -information director of TVI and former director of Fundação EDP.
At stake is a contract of “30 thousand euros for 20 days of work”, signed on December 10, 2020 between Lisbon City Council (CML) and the company Plataforma Coerente, for “acquisition of production development services for a traditional communication campaign to retail and food and beverage establishments, within the scope of the Economic and Social Plan”.
On Thursday, Saturday magazine reported the procedure as “a lightning award, without a contract”, by the former mayor of Lisbon and current Minister of Finance to Plataforma Coerente, indicating that this procedure was written a few months after Sérgio Figueiredo, who had hired the PS mayor as a commentator on the television channel, left TVI and created the company.
A news story emerged days after Público newspaper announced the hiring of two Sérgio Figueiredo for Fernando Medina’s office as a strategic consultant to evaluate and monitor the impact of public policies.
According to the newspaper, the contract in question is by direct agreement and Sérgio Figueiredo, who will start working on July 29, will improve a gross salary to the monthly salary of an equivalent minister, corresponding to 4,767 euros.
The CDS-PP at the Lisbon Municipal Assembly considers that the recent hiring of Sérgio Figueiredo by Fernando Medina reflects a process of “clarotornos less less, since 2015, which is both opaque and an exchange of favors”.
Regarding the contractor hired by the Lisbon City Council in December 2020, the leader of the CDS-PP municipal bench under the command of the CDS-PP municipal bench indicates that “in the Base Portal it is not mentioned that companies were consulted by the CML in the tender. , when the law requires at least three”, company mentioning that Plataforma Coerente, former journalist Sérgio Figueiredo, won the contest, having received 30 thousand euros for 20 days.
In the statement, Isabel Galriça Neto also says that the contract is available on the Base Portal, containing only the information that “supposedly, the awareness of making purchases in local businesses under the name ‘Parte de Nós’ was not informed”, and that was also held on December 23, that is, just 13 days after signing
“Be part of the former Mayor and current Minister of Finance, the Lisbon City Council Assembly, the CDS understands in the Lisbon Municipal Assembly the relevant matter will act as an investigation caretaker, determination of possible illegality”, declares a leader of the Lisbon Municipal Council. municipal bench of the CDS-PP, reiterating that requests have already been submitted to the Public Ministry and to the Court of Auditors.
Isabel Galriça Neto says that the situation is “regrettable” and considers that at stake “the defense of the interest of the municipality of Lisbon and the people of Lisbon, the good management of public funds, ethics in politics and public service”, values that they emphasize as “ essential” for the CDS-PP bench and for which the centrists will continue to fight.
The Prime Minister, António Costaue, intend to make today the administrator of the EDP Foundation Sérgio Fig.