|Adam Góral, CEO of Asseco|
Asseco Poland, the country’s leading IT company, has recently lost several major public tenders. The company wasn’t chosen to implement its systems in state-owned utility Enea, Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego (BGK) and, most recently, in insurer PZU.
The fact that Guidewire, a US-based software developer, won the tender for the implementation of a new IT system at PZU, Poland’s biggest insuring company, amounted to discrimination against Asseco, argues Adam Góral, CEO of Asseco Poland.
Mr Góral wrote a letter to Prime Minister Donald Tusk to complain about how his company is being discriminated, reports Puls Biznesu, having had access to Mr Góral's letter. “What we see makes us very concerned. We are afraid that some of these actions might be aimed directly against us,” Mr Góral wrote. “The strangest tender was the one carried out at PZU. In a non-transparent manner, a completely unknown American company was selected – unknown not only in Poland, but also in Europe,” he added.
Asseco wanted some zł.500 million for its IT solution, whereas the American company's bid was worth zł.300 million, reports Puls Biznesu. “Guidewire’s offer was better in every respect,” commented Michał Witkowski, spokesperson at PZU.
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