Putin demanded to ensure the access of small and medium-sized businesses to public procurement


MOSCOW, February 10. The President of Russia Vladimir Putin demanded to ensure the access of small and medium business to public procurement. He stated this at a meeting with members of the government.

“We need to continue, you need to ensure the continued access of small and medium business to the procurement,” he instructed Putin after the report of the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev on the situation in this sphere.

The President summed up the results of the company procurement in 2015. “Overall volume is very large, in 2015 – more than 8 trillion rubles”, – said the head of state. In turn, the Minister of economic development Alexei Ulyukayev noted that this amount exceeds 10% of the country’s GDP. According to him, the system operates 500 thousand providers and 330 thousand state and municipal customers place their orders through this system. According to the Minister, from the point of view of efficiency increases the credibility of this form of work. This is evidenced by the increase in the number of bidders, despite the decline in economic activity in the country. “Almost 0.5% of GDP is savings, which is achieved due to the efficiency and transparency of procurement system,” stated the Minister.

According to statistics cited by the head of the MAYOR, in 2009, orders in the amount of about 490 billion rubles were given to the representatives of small and medium business. Thus, in relation to 2014, this figure rose to almost half.