The economic development Ministry has proposed to tighten control over public procurement

The economic development Ministry together with the FSB and Prosecutor General’s office has prepared a draft law to tighten control over public procurement, reports the newspaper “Vedomosti” that managed to read the document.

Agencies the bill proposes to oblige suppliers to disclose their true beneficiaries, and to consider anyone who can monitor the actions of the company, the newspaper said. In the current legislation vygodopriobretatelem are those who directly or indirectly owns more than 10% of the voting shares or share capital.

The bill also proposes to expand the definition of conflict of interest to enhance the fight against corruption. The customer and the beneficiary should not be spouses or close relatives, but also do not have to live together and be fictitiously divorced – to introduce such a rule in the law offered the FSB, the newspaper reports.

Current law prohibits the contract, for example, the head of the region with a company owned by his spouse and such spouses became customary to divorce, said the Director of Department for development contract system Ministry of economic development Maxim Chemerisov. According to him, the office supports all the proposals aimed at strengthening the fight against purchases from affiliated entities. the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) has coordinated the project with comments, told the Deputy head of service We Petrosian, did not elaborate on what the comments are talking about. To receive comments of the representative of FSB publication failed.

Prosecutor General Yury Chaika in July approved a plan to combat corruption and kickbacks in state procurement. How to write “Vedomosti”, in the main part of the plan it was proposed to introduce criminal responsibility for violations in public procurement, and mandatory verification of affiliation, the disclosure of subcontractors in large orders, and other measures. The practical part of the plan involved a joint verification and investigation of procurement for defence and law enforcement spheres, as well as for “other state and municipal needs”. The Prosecutor’s office also proposed to introduce the concept of “conflict of interest” in the purchase of state-owned companies and expand the list of posts which cover this concept in the procurement of the state.

In October, interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev has called a public procurement one of the most corrupt in Russia, areas, along with construction, health care and culture.