Ivanov: major government contracts should not be 100% advance

Ivanov: major government contracts should not be 100% advance


According to the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov, the construction should be gradual, and need to report at the end of each stage – and only after that to start funding the next phase.

St. PETERSBURG, 2 Nov. State contracts for the sum over 1 billion rubles should not have 100% of the advance, to start a major project for any reason other than design estimates, said the head of the Kremlin administration Sergei Ivanov.

“We need to do two things, in General, for public procurement. Large government contracts and we have already decided that such large — more than a billion rubles… should be 100% advance payments, this is item number one,” Ivanov said to journalists.

He added that, as a rule, corruption cases arise on construction sites. “To build something only if you have design and estimate documentation,” he said.

As an example, Ivanov has led the cosmodrome “East”. “Here, “Eastern”, why initially there is a problem? Started construction without design and estimate documentation. Go, then, check — right, wrong, built, all concrete was poured, not so much,” he said.

According to Ivanov, the construction should be gradual, and need to report at the end of each stage — and only after that to start funding the next phase.

In addition, it is necessary to strengthen financial control, he added.