Deputy Moscow mayor for social development Leonid Pechatnikov has sent to the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) the letter, which asked the officials to explain how to set prices for medicines that the state acquires in the auctions. With excerpts from the document reviewed .
Printers compares the two letter of the law governing public procurement — “procurement of goods, works, services by separate types of legal entities” who may use a limited number of government customers with a special form of ownership, and “On the contract system in procurement of goods” used by all other government agencies and departments, including the Department of health of Moscow.
The official said that the first law (“On a separate urlich”), which apply to the whole Department is, allows you to buy cheaper drugs. One of the reasons is that the document allows the customer to freely set the starting price of the auction, explains Printers.
When purchasing, writes the official, Moscow focused on the letter of the Ministry of economic development from 2015. In it the Department reports that as the initial value, the customers should put the highest price on medicine. For example, if the Department was required to purchase 20 tablets of active ingredient drotaverine in dosage 40 mg, he set the auction price for one bundle about 75 RUB is how much is the most expensive drug on the basis of drotaverine — “But-shpa” Hungarian manufacturer “Chinoin”. In this market there are offers from other companies at a price of 40 rubles, 20 rubles., and even 11.
Printers asked FAS how to determine the initial price of the contract and consideration given to improving Federal procurement law. Request Pechatnikov was transferred to the Ministry of economic development, said a source in the Antimonopoly service. The representative of the FAS at the time of writing not responded to the request .
Letter Pechatnikov has not yet arrived at the Ministry, said the assistant Minister, a press-the Secretary Elena Lashkina. The Agency disagrees with the assertion that his explanation provoked customers to set maximum prices of the auctions, said Lashkina.
The letter, which says the Printers, explained the law to a specific customer and is no longer relevant 29 December 2015, the official said. In addition, the Ministry could not establish any rules for determining the initial value of the contract. “Cases with a rise in price of medicines in the procurement of a specific customer are not typical and require a detailed review by the Supervisory and law enforcement bodies”, — concluded the press-Secretary of Minekonomrazvitiya.
The request of the Vice-mayor was sent to Federal Antimonopoly service in the midst of conflict between the Department of health and the former leadership of the municipal Oncology hospital № 62. The letter may be related to this situation, suggested the development Director of the analytical company RNC Pharma Nikolay Bespalov.
In November 2016, the Moscow city government ordered to change the form of ownership of 62 hospitals with Autonomous institutions on the budget. After the publication of the corresponding resolution of the chief physician Anatoly Makhson in an interview told that the Moscow Department of health care irrational spending of funds for the purchase of medicines, and the Autonomous status allowed the hospital to spend own earned money to purchase the necessary medicines, which the hospital could not provide the city. Your purchase of the facility was carried out according to the law on private and legal entities, as the Department “On contract system”. According to medical publications and analytical Vademecum of the company Headway Company, the city authorities bought drugs more than 62 hospital.
The reasons for the high purchase prices of the Department of health of Moscow — low competition among suppliers of medicines in the capital, writes “Vedomosti”. The newspaper analyzed documentation on the procurement of medicines and found that auctions often won their only participants, and the contracts are awarded without a price reduction.The bulk of orders for the supply of medicines to Moscow received firms that are based owners of the group of companies “European medical center” (EMC). In EMC when I worked Printers, note the authors of the study.
The Department of health of Moscow and a representative Pechatnikov did not answer the queries .