Prosecutor's Office for Combating Organized Crime and Special Causes (POCOCSC) will soon have new offices. Their repairs will cost over 12.7 million lei and will be carried out by Giesena LLC, previously targeted in journalistic investigations.
On May 22, Giesena LLC and the General Directorate for Administration of Buildings of the Government of the RM, subordinated to the State Chancellery signed a public contract for the capital repairs of the premises of the POCOCSC. Four companies participated in the auction.
According to the official page of the Prosecutor’s Office, the headquarters of the POCOCSC are situated at 73, Stefan cel Mare St.
The contract with the Government Directorate is not the first contract of the company, founded in 2008 by Simion Gutan, who is also the company manager. According to the information available on the Public Procurement Agency's website, since 2013 to the present, the company has earned dozens of public contracts worth over 36 million lei. However, the contract for the repairs of the POCOCSC’s premises seems to be the company's jackpot, accounting for a third of its revenues from contracts with the state.
Additionally, the company has won contracts with UNDP, and appears in a report on the largest contracts, signed by the international institution.
In 2014, Giesena LLC was targeted in a publication about the village hall's purchases, published on colonita.eu. The authors write that the village hall “selected” as the winner of three auctions for the most expensive construction contracts the same company - Giesena LLC. Contracts, signed in 2013, brought the company over 2.4 million lei. In a comment to the article, it is mentioned that the company provides poor quality services.
In 2016, the company was targeted in a new investigation, carried out by anticoruption.md - "Democratic Fund for energy efficiency". This investigation also mentioned that the company won three contracts for the execution of energy efficiency work. According to the source, the local authorities of Orhei canceled 3 auctions before awarding the contract worth 1.3 million lei to Giesena LLC, which was to carry out the work on thermal insulation of the Public Health Center in the town. Simion Gutan then told the source that he had obtained these contracts because he met all the conditions, laid down in the specifications and executed the work well.