Contracts of Employment are more expensive, but they might be a profitable investment for the budget. How to change the priority from costs to contracts of employment? This was the topic of a debate organized by Employers of Poland.
Minister of Labour and Social Policy Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz pointed out that rewarding contracts of employment in public procurements is simply a good investment. Employees work much better and have a different attitude to their job if that is the case. The costs resulting from the fact that an offer from a company using contracts of employment will probably be more expensive will come back to the budget in the form of contributions anyway. Minister of Administration and Digitalization Andrzej Halicki stressed that a situation where the price is the decisive criterion is a cause of truly unhealthy competition, citing the case of a tender where Poczta Polska, employing thousands on contracts of employment, lost to a private operator. Izabela Jakubowska, acting Chairwoman of the Public Procurement Office drew attention to the fact that this started to change after the public procurement act had been amended so that the application of the principle of lowest price criterion had been restricted.