Even home savings count but are not yet evident. The Executive limited little by little the leases of goods in the public sector by mandate of the President of the Republic, Lenin Moreno. The authorities in charge of the control increased the requirements to allow offices and buildings to be rented. But the number of approved applications is still considerable.
The result of the lease reduction policy, which began with the Executive Decree 135 of September of last year and was reaffirmed in April, is in the hands of the Real Estate Management Service of the Public Sector (Real Estate). Their latest report shows that, as of June of this year, they denied nine lease requests because all requirements were not met.
Authorizations were denied because the amounts requested exceeded those estimated by the Real Estate. In addition, it was confirmed that public facilities could be used.
The number of approvals, however, greatly exceeds the denials. From September 2017 to June 2018, 482 lease orders were favorably rated. In Azuay, Cañar, Morona Santiago, El Oro, Loja and Zamora Chinchipe, the greatest number of requests was recorded.
Between Guayas, Los Ríos, Santa Elena, Bolívar and Galápagos, on the other hand, there were only 80 orders. All were approved.
According to the authorities, the approvals were made after technical, budgetary and legal verifications.
Real Estate, in the report of compliance with Decree 135, does not detail what is the amount paid monthly for these leases. What is clear is that, to date, the entity is still looking for optimization mechanisms to continue with the reduction in spending requested by President Lenin Moreno.
The control works also extend to the real estate remodeling requested by the public sector. In the supervision period, 23 adjustments and remodeling were authorized
Real Estate is also in charge of enlisting the automotive fleet of the Executive (secretariats, ministries, public companies, among others). As published EXPRESO a week ago, there are currently 13,612 official vehicles in the 123 public entities. Petroamazonas tops the list with 1,268 cars.
The entity that requires a lease must submit an application, a certificate of encumbrance, copies of the deeds of the property, a market study, a proforma, reports of the amounts, contact of the delegated official for coordination and proformas of more alternatives.
Real Estate segments its work by zonal coordination. Pichincha, Napo and Orellana are part of the addresses that also had a high number of lease orders. There 115 requests were generated but eight were disqualified due to lack of fundamental requirements. (I)