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    New disclosures about Brussels SRIB contract

    In the aftermath of the GIAL case, L’Echo reported today that the manager of Brinfin, a subsidiary of SRIB, was recruited without any public tender. Brinfin was established by the Brussels-Capital Region in 1993. SRIB (Société Régionale d’Investissement de Bruxelles) provides investment support to companies in the region.

    Brinfin’s mission in the early 90s was to manage the debts of the 19 Brussels municipalities. Last September, Brussels minister-president Rudi Vervoort (PS) announced that Brinfin was to be dissolved in that year and its staff integrated into the Regional Debt Agency.

    The manager of Brinfin, Christian Vandercam, has been working as an independent since 2003 without passing any tender procedure. The amount of his contract is 300,000 euros per year, including VAT, confirms Serge Vilain, head of SRIB.

    The total budget of Brinfin was about 500,000 euros, of which at least 100,000 euros were used to pay two of Vandercam’s employees.

    RTBF reported on Thursday that the former director general of the GIAL, the non-profit association in charge of information technology and office management for the Brussels City Council, also worked as an independent and benefited from a remuneration of 1,250 euros per working day during 2008 – 2015.

    Maria Novak
    The Brussels Times