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The Bank of Spain allocates 1.64 million to tourist rentals for its staff

Date: July 13, 2024 Time: 19:16:52

The 3,473 employees of the Bank of Spain are responsible for carrying out one of the key institutions for the Spanish economy, a job that requires rest from time to time. That is why the supervisor tenders annual contracts to offer his employees trips, hotels and tourist apartments for the holiday seasons – winter, Easter, spring, summer and autumn. Until this April, the Bank has tendered contracts worth 1.64 million euros so that its employees can enjoy the beaches of Viveiro (Lugo) or Zahara de los Atunes (Cádiz), as well as hotels in the main cities of Spain . and trips to Croatia or Lanzarote.

From the institution they detail that these benefits, to which all employees and retirees can avail, “are included in the current conventional regulations, are mandatory for the institution, and are the result of collective bargaining with the unions represented on the committee. of the institution over the years.”

The regulations in question are the institution’s work regulations, which date back to 1979. Article 200 establishes that the Bank “will continue to contract apartments in tourist areas for the enjoyment of its guests’ vacations.” something to which is added the maintenance and enjoyment of the residences owned by the supervisor in Cercedilla -near the port of Navacerrada, in Madrid- and the Bará Castle -in Tarragona-.

In this sense, this year the tenders for hotels, trips and tourist accommodation for the workforce have grown by close to 20% compared to the contracts issued in 2023, although the figure for 2024 is not yet definitive, since not all The processes have been definitively awarded and it is possible that the final design will be somewhat smaller for these contracts. However, until April the tenders issued by the institution reached a sum of 1.64 million euros, compared to the 1.37 million awarded throughout last year -not including indirect taxes-.

Their money was distributed among companies that are already repeaters, such as the Logobusiness travel agencies; Olimpia Madrid Travel; Viajes Halcón or Viajes Cibeles, joined by El Corte Inglés Viajes and Viajes Presstour España, as they were the companies that signed the framework agreement for the provision of these services in December 2021. All, except El Corte Inglés Viajes and Presstour, were to public contracts for amounts that in 2023 reached 735,781.26 euros only in hotels and travel.

The offers are very varied and the destinations can change from one year to the next. In the cultural travel contract for this summer, Logobusiness and Viajes Olympia Madrid will grant 24 places for employees of the institution directed by Pablo Hernández de Cos to travel to Sicily, on a cruise through Northern Europe or on trips to Croatia and Lanzarote . .

These experiences will be offered by Logobusiness and Viajes Olympia Madrid, since they were the only ones to present their proposals to the Bank in a timely manner. Unfortunately, this summer employees will not be able to enjoy the option of visiting Florence this time, since the tender for this destination was “deserted.”

Lawn area of ​​Corrajollilla (Chiclana), tourist apartments in which Olympia Madrid offers the Bank of Spain eight two- and three-bedroom accommodations for a period of three months for 106,181.82 euros.

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On the other hand, the institution also offers up to 87 apartments for four and up to seven people in vacation destinations throughout Spain. For this year there is no final award, although the evaluations of the proposals to access contracts valued at up to 1.07 million euros have already been published on the State Contracting Portal and only two companies have submitted proposals: Eralis Inversiones y Viajes Olympia Madrid, which only dispute the awards of Chiclana and Zahara de los Atunes (both in Cádiz).

Viveiro, Foz, San Vicente Barquera, Gandía, Denia, Torrox, Zahara de los Atunes or Sancti Petri are destinations that have been repeated this year compared to the previous one, although the employees of the institution will be left without the option this summer of going to spend Vacations in Sanxenxo. However, this year the option to enjoy up to ten apartments in Puerto de Santamaría has appeared.

social action

The Bank of Spain indicates that the cost associated with the development and maintenance of these services, as well as the associated tenders, is carried out in accordance with current regulations and is subject to the “limits established annually in the budget law.”

These tourist items are not reflected in detail in their accounts, and instead there is an item with the title “social action” that last year totaled 21.57 million euros and that includes those benefits and benefits “that are intended “object to improve the personal or family conditions of the employee”, although it is uncertain what percentage of this expenditure item is allocated to the vacation subsidy beyond the contracts already mentioned.

In total, last year the banking supervisor awarded contracts worth 81.8 million euros, of which 1.68% went to hotels, trips and tourist apartments for employees (1.37 million euros).

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Puck Henry
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