The City Council includes in the budgets a position for Smassa to carry out sports work, despite the objections of the intervention


The works of the Pío Baroja parking lot in El Palo and, consequently, of the municipal parking company (Smassa) are still in the eye of the hurricane. The PSOE denounces that in the budgets for 2023, presented by the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, and the treasury adviser, Carlos Conde, they assign a position this week to the company to carry out the work on Sports grounds CEIP Valle Incláneven if there is Intervention repairs and legal advice.

These works have already been indicated after being awarded by Smassa in a joint lot with those of the company itself Parking Pio Baroja and, later, the winning company gave up covering the school’s sports fields. After the company claimed that it could not cope with the work awarded by the Consistory, it tried to get Smassa to contract the work again with the UTE Aparcamientos Pío Baroja. At that time, Intervention et Conseil Juridique, two independent organizations, opposed the contract, to which he had access. Malaga todaynoting that it is “the city council itself, which must contract this part of the workin accordance with the provisions of the law on public sector contracts”.



“As such, any reference to work relating to the surfacing of sports grounds and to additional work, both in the Specifications and in the Technical Requirements, will be excluded from this contract, which will relate solely and exclusively to the Drafting work required and the execution of the works of an underground parking building and complementary urbanization works”, determines the report.

That’s to say, Smassa should not be in charge of work on sports facilities. In the event that it was the Town Hall that had awarded the work, it should have launched a new public call for tenders, extending the deadlines. Asked about the work and the withdrawal of the contractor from the execution of the lot, the mayor of Malaga stressed last October that the separation of the lots was “completely legal” and that it would be “the town hall” which would take care of work.

In the budgets proposed for 2023, there is an economic item for Smassa for the “coverage of the sports fields of the Pío Baroja car park” with an amount of €1,572,477.98s, which are divided into one million euros the remainder from the previous year and the remainder in charge of the Consistory in 2023.

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The socialist adviser and adviser to Smassa Jorge Quero asks the government team”which responds to the request for Legal Advice and Intervention. We do not understand how the budgets that the PP has just presented include the amount allocated to SMASSA for the payment of the works of covering the sports fields if this is not the way to do it according to the law on contracts in the sector audience “.

The socialist affirms that “the social object of the SMASSA is to make car parks, and not sports grounds in schools, tasks which fall to Town Planning or even Education”. In fact, in January of this year, the socialists denounced that the parking company had paid the San Estanislao de Kostka school in El Palo for the improvement of its sports fields with 34,500 euros on a discretionary basis.

I want to rememberThese matters are in the hands of the anti-corruption prosecutor’s office”, which opened a procedure to investigate an alleged offense of administrative prevarication on the works of the Pío Baroja car park after a complaint from the socialist municipal group last October. “From the PSOE we are vigilant of the actions of the government team and we want to know what is happening in SMASSA, one of the most opaque municipal companies in the municipal holding,” said Jorge Quero.

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