The FAS called “terrible” first auction “Gazprom” for the supply of pipes

“Gazprom” published on Wednesday the results of the auction for the purchase of large diameter pipes (LDP) for delivery in 2016. The auction was held on 19 lots for a total amount of 15.7 billion rubles. with VAT.

The largest winnings went to CHTPZ Andrey Komarov, the company had 29% of the purchase amount, or 4.6 billion rubles. a Little less 4 billion rubles (25%) — went to trader “Pipe innovative technologies” (TITUS) Ivan Shabalova. OMK Anatoly Sedyh won the auction for 3.1 billion rubles (20%), TMK Dmitry Pumpyansky — 2.5 bn (16%), Izhora pipe mill, Severstal’s Alexei Mordashov took the lot of 1.4 billion rubles (9%).

Still, Gazprom bought pipes through the announcement of tenders, when the winner is chosen on the basis of submitted proposals. The auction for price reduction the monopoly held for the first time. Thanks to a new form of trading, Gazprom saved RUB 12.3 million by reducing the stated purchase prices by 0.08%.

To improve the procurement system of Gazprom recommended that the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS), said the head of Department for control over industry Agency Nelly Galimkhanov.

The results of the first auction has attracted criticism from the FAS. “The result is terrible, in my opinion. The fall pictures are almost there, the mediator got back 30% (a figure generated following the publication part of the results of the auction for 7 billion rubles)”, — said the head of service Igor Artemyev (quoted by “Interfax”). According to him, the Federal Antimonopoly service will analyze the results of the auction.

In addition to the efficiency of the trades, FAS criticizes the involvement of intermediaries. By estimates of FAS, from March 2014 to July 2015, 32% of all orders “Gazprom” on a pipe with a total cost of 80 billion roubles were received TITUS. “Procurement operations pipes, when there is an intermediary, similar to self-mutilation: Gazprom bought pipes much more expensive than I could”, — said in September last year, Artemiev, when he complained about the monopoly of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

According to the results of last trade share volume purchases, TITUS had gone down, but the trader won lots more than other participants — 9 out of 19. “I have even no words. We see just an incredible the inefficiency of this company. You see, e-auction is a form, but if it involves collusion, managers with relevant providers or any intermediaries as TITUS, is another story completely,” said Artemyev, adding that the Agency “will not disappear” Gazprom “as long as he will feed intermediaries”.

In TITUS declined to comment on the statement Artemiev. Also did the other bidders. In one of the companies only noted that the law does not prohibit the participation of traders in a public auction.

The representative “Gazprom” has failed to promptly provide comments.