For several months, Daniel Gibbs kept repeating that “Saint-Martin was the most controlled community in France”. That in addition to the passage of Irma, he was hampered in his achievements "by the State" which has withdrawn from a certain number of public contracts because the procedures did not respect the regulations in force.
Last week, Prefect Serge Gouteyron gave a press conference on the subject of compulsory vaccination for healthcare workers and the application of the revised PPRN. He further invited the media to question him on other matters. That of public procurement was discussed. The question was whether the latter were still "blocked by the state".
Serge Gouteyron explained that he quickly installed a “cell” after his arrival to follow public procurement procedures. This involved in particular "making proposals in the event of difficulties, recalling the regulations if necessary." Within the framework of a public contract, parts must be produced by the service providers ”, indicates the prefect, whose services must ensure“ monitoring of public expenditure ”.
With his cell, the representative wanted to improve and "fluidify relations between the State, the COM and the public finance department". And lets understand that he thinks he has succeeded. In other words, the public contracts launched today should no longer be canceled for lack of compliance with the law.