The volume of closed public procurement has increased by a third

Closed procurement procedures (they resorted mostly law enforcement agencies) in the first quarter of 2016 increased by 36%, according to data from the Ministry of economic development. In the first quarter were issued notices to 63 of the closed competitions and auctions for 3.13 billion rubles., whereas for the similar period 2015 — 22 procurement of about 2.3 billion rubles, follows from the data monitoring application 44-FZ for the first quarter of 2016, the Ministry of economic development sent to the government (have). This report is sent to the government on a quarterly basis, said the representative of the Ministry of economic development.

According to the Federal law # 44 “on contractual system”, closed competition means that the customer sends information about the purchase of a limited number of people. And a private auction means that after the publication of the notice wishing to participate in the tender, the customer serves a written request with the application documents, including access to state secrets. Documentation about the auction cannot be posted in the unified information system of procurement and in the media. It is provided by the customer in writing (in some cases via special courier service in compliance with the requirements of secrecy). Notice of a closed competition or auction and is not required, when it comes to procurement for Federal needs, state secret, as well as in cases of holding closed auctions for the provision of services on insurance, transportation and protection of valuables of the state Fund of precious metals and precious stones of the Russian Federation, Museum objects and Museum collections, rare and valuable editions, etc.

The official of the Ministry of economic development indicates that in the first quarter of 2016 “closed” procurement conducted of territorial administration of the Federal security service and the reserve, several military units. In addition, thus procured by the Moscow departments of information technology, major repairs, Finance, property management Department of the mayor and Moscow government and several other departments of the city government, and four prefectures. It was mostly on contracts for maintenance of security systems, major repairs, purchases of food products and the upgrading of the protection of state secrets (the latter became the main object of procurement of the city government and prefectures). The three largest lots in the first quarter occurred in the Department overhaul of Moscow — more than RUR 2.8 billion, They related to the comprehensive improvement of streets and “urban public spaces” the Kremlin embankment from Bolshoi Kamenny bridge to Vasilevsky descent, Borovitskaya square, Manezhnaya street, Mokhovaya, Okhotny Ryad, Theatre way, New square, Old square, footage from Ilyinka and Varvarka street to the Slavic area.

Just in the first quarter of 2016 was issued 59 notices on holding of auctions closed for 190 million rubles (more than half of them had on FSB units) and 25 notices about the conduct of closed competition for 2.94 billion rubles of Notices about carrying out of closed tenders with limited participation was not conducted. In the first quarter of 2015, the figures were different: 17 closed auction with a listing in the open access of announcements worth more than fixing 482.6 mm, mln, four private competition in the amount of about 1,2 million rubles and one closed competition with limited participation in the amount of about 1.8 billion rubles In 2014 it was about 16 “closed” procurement activities totaling 3.78 billion rubles thus, the value of the first quarter of 2016, approaching levels of the first quarter of 2014.

Trends of the first quarter

In the first quarter of 2016 hosted 870,9 thousand notices on procurement amounting to about 1.27 trillion rubles compared to the same period in 2015, the number of notices increased by 5%.

49,6% of the total number of notices fell on procurement through electronic auctions.

In the first quarter 939 signed contracts worth 1.02 trillion rubles (in monetary terms a decrease of 18% compared to the same period last year).

The average price of the contract in the first quarter of 2016, amounted to 1.09 million rubles (in the first quarter of 2015 — 1,32 million rbl.).

In the first quarter of 2016 terminated 185,3 thousand contracts for the sum more than 328,7 bn, 40 and 37%, respectively higher compared to the same period of 2015. 87% of the total number of terminated contracts was by agreement of the parties.

Total savings in the first quarter of 2016 exceeded to 130.7 billion roubles, the Average price reduction when conducting a competitive procurement was 13%.

“Procurement was carried out by the agencies to exercise their functions”, — commented on the increase in the number and total purchases “closed ways” in the first quarter of 2016, the representative of the Ministry of economic development.

The growth in purchases of the “closed” articles in monetary terms is explained by the fact that suppliers have raised prices, says the head of the Centre of public procurement Alexander Stroganov. “Prices are rising because of inflation. Don’t forget that while some of the works on modernization of protection systems for example, are used imported components, that is partly due to the devaluation of the ruble,” he says. In addition, Stroganov indicates that traditionally law enforcement agencies “actively” using the regime of state secrets during routine operations, such as major repairs. This may account for the increase in the number of notifications.

A spokesman for the reserve said that the Agency has not increased the number of closed procedures in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the first quarter last year. “The reserve uses closed ways of definition of suppliers, when information on the Federal needs, to ensure which are purchasing, is a state secret,” — confirmed in the written answer by the reserve.

In FSB and the Department of Moscow on competition policy (overall responsibility for the purchase of the Moscow government) at the time of writing not responded to the request .