The Autoescuela El Tejar, acquired by Elite Drivers Driving Schools In 2020, it was in charge of offering these courses in Los Realejos, but the offer has been paralyzed as a result of a conflict between the new owners and the Temporary Union of Companies CNAE-ECT-FORMASTER-ITT, which has the granting of the permit for points in Spain. The key partner of this UTE is the National Confederation of Driving Schools of Spain (CNAE), which has 56 provincial and local associations.
Arturo Melián Quintero, from Elite Drivers Driving School, maintains that since December 2020 he is the holder of the rights of the contract that would allow him to continue with the courses to recover points, but from the UTE they consider that the resignation of El Tejar empowers them to designate a new center. Melián maintains that he has submitted all the required documentation, but The UTE does not contemplate the subrogation or transfer of rights of these courses from El Tejar to Elite. Melián requested in July, through burofax, a clarification from the CNAE, which replied by letter that they had received “several requests” to teach road awareness and re-education courses in Los Realejos and that their proposal was “to propose to the DGT the center owned by the Provincial Association of Driving Schools of Tenerife», Which has not yet been able to offer courses.
Since receiving that communication in August, Melián does not consider «neither serious nor respectful the way of proceeding of the UTE with our students, my workers, or my company “, since they have asked him” always at the last minute “to continue teaching courses while the proposed entity tries to prove the validity of the new center,”mounted fast and running to fulfill that role».
Last day 9, Elite Driving School He went to the aforementioned UTE to announce that “no more courses will be taught until the planning for the remainder of the year is sent, as in the specifications, as well as its extension.” In that letter, the UTE is told that “they are not complying with what is set out in the technical specification sheets that govern the Concession contract for the management of road awareness and re-education courses for the recovery of driving license credit, that in its section 5 it establishes that each center must program a minimum of 12 partial recovery courses per year, monthly and six permit or license recovery courses per year with bimonthly frequency. In addition, they will be able to program those that the center deems appropriate, communicating it to the DGT when the existing demand justifies it. ”
Melián adds that «the successful bidder must present the annual schedule for submission and approval by the DGT. The programming must be carried out in a way that guarantees that there are in a province, municipality or even in neighboring municipalities of neighboring provinces, as far as possible depending on the number of centers, offers of courses of the same type every week of the year, from In such a way that the possibilities of choice of the students are increased and that, for example, in a week there are three courses in a municipality and none the rest of the month ”.
The joint venture concessionaire of the service expects the DGT to authorize a new center “in a matter of days”
«From the DGT they tell us that the UTE has not requested the change of ownership of our center, but they have falsified the motivation for the change of ownership, arguing with tricks that there is also a change of center, when that is not true “, sentence Melián in his writing.
Based on a communication from the UTE received by email on September 27, 2021, “where they disallow us from taking road awareness and re-education courses”, Elite announced from day 9 that it will not carry out any management of the permit for points , “For not being able to offer the courses with the quality that citizens deserve, since this unprofessional way of proceeding of the UTE, totally lacking in seriousness, is affecting us morally and economically.” From Elite they suggest that, in order to continue teaching the courses, “all of them be open until the end of 2021, as indicated in the specifications, and the DGT authorizes Autoescuela Elite to teach them. By informing the DGT through official channels of this decision so that they can take action “.
The technical director of the UTE CNAE-ECT-FORMASTER-ITT, Juan Carlos Álvarez, responds that the request for transfer of the contract “is not contemplated” and that the service has been maintained through what they have always considered “the El Tejar driving school, which has now decided to stop providing them.” The UTE denies that it has withdrawn the service: “We have simply proposed to the DGT that another entity provide it after the resignation of El Tejar, but they have not yet spoken and we hope they will do so in a few days.” Álvarez guarantees the continuity of the center in Los Realejos, «Since it is contemplated in the specifications of the service». In addition, it denies favorable treatment towards an entity associated with the CNAE (the Provincial Association of Driving Schools of Tenerife), “since the vast majority of the existing centers are part of the CNAE.”