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Arseniy Yatsenyuk: Due to ProZorro system small and medium-sized businesses gained access to the supplying goods, works and services to state-owned companies
24.02.2016 | 14:31

"Having destroyed an old corruption scheme, in which the same companies dealt with supplying to major state-owned companies, we have provided an opportunity for small and medium-sized businesses to gain access to the process of delivery of goods, works and services to public companies", said Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk at a Government meeting on Wednesday, February 24.

"Hence, the destroyed monopoly enables the development of small and medium-sized entrepreneurship", he stressed.

The Prime Minister stressed that after the new law of Ukraine on public procurement would be adopted and signed, all the authorities should switch to the ProZorro system: central authorities from 1 April of this year, local authorities - from August 1.

The Prime Minister thanked Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade Maxym Nefyodov, who had reported on this issue at the Government meeting, and the entire staff who is engaged in the introduction of ProZorro e-procurement system: "We have managed, to include the political debate in Parliament, to adopt the law, which, for almost a year, hasn’t been supported much by MPs".

Arseniy Yatsenyuk noted that the system will monitor the electronic procurement process "in order to prevent old schemes to remain". He stressed it is crucial to ensure that the regulation on the introduction of the ProZorro e-procurement "closes at maximum all the loopholes providing an opportunity to avoid electronic procurement process".

He reminded that among those who were first to transfer to the ProZorro e-procurement was the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

The Head of Government noted that earlier for the Ministry of Defence ", four firms, during ten years, had been supplying food, telling that none would replace them". And now, due to the transition to the electronic procurement system the tender for the delivery of food to the soldiers, in particular, has been won by a major international company the Metro: "It's cheaper, of high quality, and better."

Arseniy Yatsenyuk also reminded that the Ministry of Justice had introduced the SETAM electronic system that sells arrested assets. Due to this fact, the volumes of sales through this electronic trading system have increased by 12 times.


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