The finance ministry expects a survey on the operation of public sector enterprises to be presented by Accenture -the US company which won an international tender on the issue- by May 31.

The survey, to be used as a guide in the framework of a government program for restructuring public sector enterprises and organizations, will focus on four axes:

1. A new labour environment (human resources management, introduction of flexible management mechanisms, hiring and payroll)

2. Pricing policy

3. State subsidies and dividend revenues for the state

4. Operating costs and public sector enterprises' real estate property (initial estimates bring the value of the property to 8.0 billion euros).

Accenture's contract for the survey is 67,650 euros.