Dnipro Student Festival was canceled after the investigation on the WikiInvestigation platform

07.04.2020

After the investigation "Choosing student festival instead of counteracting the coronavirus in Dnipro," was conducted and published on the WikiInvestigation platform, the Dnipro City Council's Department for Humanitarian Policy rejected the proposals of local entrepreneurs to hold a student festival.

This information can be found in the e-procurement system Prozorro.

According to the investigation, the Department for Humanitarian Policy of the Dnipro City Council was going to hold an auction for the organization of the student festival of amateur art "Student Spring - 2020".

Acceptance of participation applications ended March 27. The estimated cost of the procurement was over 195 000 UAH.

"The most interesting thing is the tender documentation, namely the provision 4.3, which provides for a qualifying round in the Satellite Concert Hall that was supposed to take place on April 22, 2020, even considering that quarantine was announced by April 26," wrote the author of the investigation and urged the officials :

“I believe that it would be much better to cancel this festival in 2020 and buy medical equipment or at least disposable masks, costumes or disinfectants for almost 200,000 UAH. I hope students will not be offended.”

As we can see, Dnipro City Council officials listened to advice of the Civic Detective of the WikiInvestigation project.