The Ministry of the Interior has bought a treadmill for the house that is now inhabited by Fernando Grande-Marlaska. The acquisition of the device, which has been tendered through the State’s public procurement platform, represents an expense of 2,770 euros for the public coffers, as has been advanced The Independent. From the Department of the Interior they explain that there was a machine of these characteristics when Marlaska came to live there in 2018 and that they have proceeded to replace it when it has broken down.
The public contracting portal includes a minor contract already resolved for the “acquisition of a treadmill for use in the Minister’s home, located in the building at Paseo de la Castellana, 5 in Madrid”. The owners of the Interior move to live on that floor for security reasons. Marlaska relieved Juan Ignacio Zoido there, but other ministers had previously lived, such as Jorge Fernández Díaz or the socialist Antonio Camacho previously. The apartment is located above the premises of the Ministry of the Interior.
The contract was awarded on March 8 to Adjudicatario Entornos Tecnológicos y de Comunicación, SL for a total amount of 2,770.9 euros -2,290 without VAT- in a process in which two other bidders concurred.
Compromís has echoed the purchase of the treadmill for Marlaska and has registered a request for information in the Senate for the Interior Ministry to respond. “What color is this treadmill? Is the treadmill for the exclusive use of the Minister or will taxpayers use it in shifts? Why do we as taxpayers pay for this treadmill?” Valencian training.