Chamber of accounts proposes to limit state-owned companies purchase from foreign suppliers

Chamber of accounts proposes to limit state-owned companies purchase from foreign suppliers


MOSCOW, January 18. The accounts chamber (JV) of the Russian Federation has written to first Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov with a letter, in which he proposed to toughen the law on procurement of goods and works for the needs of state-owned companies, restricting them to the use of the services of foreign suppliers and to reduce the list of cases where the procurement is possible from a single supplier. On Monday the newspaper “Izvestia” with reference to the copy of the letter JV.

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In particular, Supreme audit institution, speaks of “prohibition on contracts with organizations controlled legal entities registered in foreign jurisdictions”

As has informed the newspaper a source in the JV, this proposal was directly linked to the President’s address to the Federal Assembly of 12 December 2013. “In him the task of closing the access to the companies registered in a foreign jurisdiction, to the execution of public contracts and contracts for agencies with government participation. From 13 August 2015 prohibits the procurement of goods, works, services for state and municipal needs from suppliers, which is offshore companies. However, the law on procurement by state any restrictions (prohibitions) regarding the conclusion of contracts with such organizations are not sets”, – quote “Izvestia” a source in the JV.

In a letter to Shuvalov also contains the results of the monitoring of auditors of the procurement system for the needs of the authorities and state companies in the first 9 months of 2015. In the first half of 2015 the level of competition in procurement by state-owned companies averaged 1,59 bid on one lot. While half (49%) procurement of state-owned companies comes from a single supplier.

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In the procurement for the needs of the authorities, say the auditors, the level of competition – 2,92 bid on one lot. One of the reasons for this situation, according to JV, the imperfection, the vagueness of the law on purchases of state companies 223-FZ, which “is a framework legal act”. Under this law, companies purchase goods and services on the basis that they adopt procurement regulations.

The auditors reviewed such provisions in a dozen companies. In some, the auditors noted, “there is no exhaustive list of grounds for conclusion of a contract with a single supplier”. Such shortcomings were revealed in “Uralvagonzavod”, “mail of Russia”, “RUSNANO”, etc. in addition, “Uralvagonzavod”, “Rostec”, AHK “Dry”, “Rosmorport”, “Transneft” and etc. there are no methods for substantiation of the maximum purchase price.