Gazprom refused which caused a claim of the FAS of the tender on “Force of Siberia”

Gazprom refused which caused a claim of the FAS of the tender on “Force of Siberia”

Some documentation on the project of construction of gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” there is no information on the volume of ordered works, the quality requirements, results of operations, stated earlier in the FAS. There was noted that as a result the purchasers will not be able to form their proposals.

MOSCOW, 29 Dec. “Gazprom” refused to conduct an open RFP for General contractor for the construction of four sections of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia” in total amount 155,9 billion rubles, follows from the report of the company published on the website of public procurement. Earlier claims to this tender announced the Federal Antimonopoly service of the Russian Federation.

“In accordance with paragraph 1.5 of the documentation on request for proposals, the Department informs you about the refusal of the request for proposals for construction”, — stated in the Protocol. The tender was announced within the framework of the first stage of implementation of the gas pipeline “Power of Siberia”, which involves the construction of a section of Candy from Blagoveschensk up to 2.2 thousand kilometers.

At the end of November “Gazprom” has announced an open request for proposals for the selection of General contractor for the construction of four sections of the pipeline from the Lena to the Aldan (the”Lensk — Salicilizma”, “Salicilizma — Olekminsky”, “Olekminsky — Amginsky” and “Amginsky — Nemirsky”) total length 822,1 kilometers. Commissioning of this phase is scheduled for 2018.

In early December, the FAS revealed numerous violations in the tender. The office has sent a corresponding letter to the head of “Gazprom” Alexey Miller, having suggested to reconsider conditions of purchase. The head of FAS Igor Artemiev does not exclude the appeal to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin in the case that Gazprom does not respond to the letter.

Earlier in “Gazprom” explained that the decision to hold a single tender for the construction of 822 kilometers of the pipeline on a “turnkey” due to the optimization cost: the construction cost of the pipeline linear part was on average 5% below the cost of construction of the first sections. In 2015, Gazprom has built about 80 kilometers of the linear part of the plot “forces of Siberia” from Candy to Lensk. The General contract for the construction of this stretch with a length of 207 kilometers without competition was awarded to Stroytransgaz.

Construction “forces of Siberia” is part of the upcoming deliveries of Russian gas to China, a contract was signed between Gazprom and China’s CNPC in may 2014. The expectations of “Gazprom” gas supplies to China via the pipeline could start in 2018 in the amount of 5 billion cubic meters and will subsequently be increased to 38 billion cubic meters per year. The length of the pipeline is about 4 thousand kilometers, his work will provide 8 compressor stations with a total capacity of 1331 MW.