At a time when politicians with a Serbian omen blocked the institutions of Bosnia and Herzegovina, private individuals with the same omen and pronounced "patriotic feelings" were not disgusted with money. "Prointer" - a company with which Igor Dodik, an unemployed son of BiH Presidency member Milorad Dodik, "cooperates", alone or in energy consortia, received contracts worth 6,765,970 KM from "Elektroprenos BiH".
Practically, when these eight jobs are divided into 341 days in 2021, only from this public company, managed by Mato Žarić, a member of the friendly HDZ BiH, the IT tender master company received 19,841.5 KM per day.
The cooperation between ‘’Prointer" and "Elektroprenos BiH" started in the spring when a tender for medium voltage cells was announced. Two offers arrived. But, "strangely," one was unacceptable. "Prointer" and "Kaldera", a company taken over by Milenko Čičić, had their contract on the table on April 9. The consortium will procure equipment and materials, make a project, complete the work, control itself and turn on the cells. 333.356 KM!
"Prointer" did not wait long for the next job, only seven days, "Microsoft Premier Support", only one offer and a contract worth 105.300 KM. On June 3, "Elektroprenos BiH" chose "Prointer" for the procurement of protocol converters - 41.067 KM.
18 days later, it was the turn of the construction of the connecting transmission line. For a job of 1.269.434 KM, two offers are coming. One, of course, is unacceptable. The group "ARS Inženjering", "Elnos", "Prointer" and "Kaldera" passes.
A new bloody war is being mentioned more and more loudly in state institutions, Dodik is again threatening to separate RS, but too expensive jobs are not waiting. The construction of the transformer station, despite two offers, was entrusted to "Kaldera", "Prointer", "Elnos" and Novi Sad's "IEE". At the beginning of July - 3.396.152 KM.
And it's not the end of this month. "Prointer" itself is sending an offer for licenses, and on July 12, it has a contract for 210.588 KM. Direct agreements are also intended for them. Žarić says that he needs "Fujitsu 1.2 TB 10k SAS SFF SAS HDD", which was purchased from "Prointer" for 6.178 KM.
After a peaceful August, a million boom is happening in September. "Elnos", "Prointer" and "Kaldera" share a contract worth 1.403.895 KM for the purchase of an energy transformer, based on, as usual, only one received an offer.
All this is happening at a time when the acting director of "Elektroprivreda RS", Luka Petrović, otherwise the general secretary of the ruling SNSD, is supplying the company with which he "cooperates" Igor Dodik with tender contracts.
ELECTRICITY MORE EXPENSIVE, NEW MILLIONS TO "PROINTER"
The drastic price increase of electricity did not worry him, while on the other hand, he was preparing a new robbery of public money to help the supreme family. The canal through which 22.000.705 KM leads to the "associate's" company, and the other canal for the outflow of 9.827.860 KM is the company "Dwelt" of Stefan Krneta, son-in-law of the former Minister of Health of RS Ranko Škrbić. A total of 31.828.565 KM!
For all eight lots, in the tender called "joint public procurement of services for supervision, maintenance and administration of SAP infrastructure, maintenance of SAP ERP system with the expansion of existing functionalities and procurement of SAP licenses and maintenance of SAP licenses, implementation of SAP in ZP, implementation of human resources modules and payroll, implementation of investment module and project system, procurement of data centre, parent and 15 subsidiaries within 'Elektroprivreda RS' Trebinje", the only bidder was - "Prointer". How could he not, when Petrović used a limited procedure for an eyeless budget outflow.
UNEMPLOYED SON OF DEPRESSED FATHER
At the end of October, however, Dad Dodik complained to MPs that his family was fighting for their lives and that his son Igor was actually unemployed. Unfortunately for him, the sums collected in all companies, in which the "unfortunate" Dodik is officially registered as the owner, turned over 10 million KM during the last Corona year. Out of that amount, 1.4 million KM was a profit.
All the tenders, which were researched and widely reported, were also suspicious to IBM World Trade Corporation and IBM Ireland Product. On March 6, 2019, they terminated the cooperation agreements with the "associate's" company. These two companies then, from May 2019 to February 2020, on several occasions requested notification from "Prointer" regarding media announcements about rigged tenders. All this is stated in the documentation in the possession of Žurnal.
IBM and IBM IP have questioned the way Prointer, a company linked to the Dodik family, does business with institutions and public companies. After the termination of these agreements, on July 18 of the same year, the nervous Dodik before the deputies in the Parliament of Republika Srpska finally confirmed what he did not really want - the connection of his son Igor with "Prointer".
That the younger Dodik "cooperates" with "Prointer" before the Basic Court in Banja Luka was confirmed by Bojan Vujić, former director of the company, currently at the head of "Infinity International Group", which includes - "Prointer".
The long-term writing of Žurnal about the uncontrolled outflow of public money to the family account was confirmed by the Basic Court in Banja Luka with a verdict from August 19 this year.
Although the leaders of "Prointer" denied for years any connection with the Dodik family, as well as the influence on the decisions of the directors of public companies, Žurnal continuously monitored public procurements in which the company, mostly as the only bidder, received jobs worth tens of millions of KM. Putting incredible pressure on Žurnal’s journalists, "Prointer" filed several defamation lawsuits. However, with numerous pieces of material evidence, the court rejected the first one. Interestingly, ‘‘Prointer’’ did not appeal this decision. According to unofficial information, legal advisers told them that there was no basis for prosecution. While Žurnal is waiting for new summons for hearings, the final verdict is clear!
Our data on how this company has concluded a huge number of contracts with the public sector in recent years and thus generated significant revenues, the court confirmed, believing that "it is not disputed that the company took the lead in the IT market in RS and became one of the main public sector partners, which is a well-known fact that extends through all media."
"This expression cannot be considered defamatory, so the court considers that there are no elements of reputation damage that would justify the award of non-pecuniary damage", reads the final court decision.