The beach kiosks on Formentera have finally been assigned, but the former concessionaires have been left out.
The technical contracting table’s proposal for seasonal services on Formentera’s beaches was made public today, and it unanimously resolved the award of 6 of the 8 outlets, with none of the family enterprises that managed the beach bars being the successful bidder.
It’s a preliminary award, but the most surprising aspect is that all of the family businesses, some of which have been operating these kiosks for more than 40 years, have been excluded.
Although they admit their “stupor” and “horror,” the Formentera Beach Concessionaires Association has avoided making public judgements since they did not anticipate being left out.
They said they want to investigate whether allegations can be made and what steps they can take to protect their interests, which they will discuss with their lawyers.
Cala Saona, the two kiosks in Es Pujols, Es Copinar, and the two in Playa Migjorn have been conditionally awarded, with La Franja and Pirata Bus still awaiting award.
It’s worth noting that these are all new Italian and local merchants with other businesses on the island.
This contracting table proposal must go via the Government Commission and be subject to 15 days of allegations before being awarded.
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