General of the Army of Ukraine Stepan
Poltorak, Minister of Defence of Ukraine,
stressed it during a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers
According to him, in order to increase the
transparency of procedures during the state procurement, as well
as to build integrity the MoD uses the electronic system
of state procurement.
“We have been using the ProZorro
for more than a year; this pilot project was implemented in the
Defence Ministry. ProZorro system has allowed saving
UAH 400 million since the beginning of this year,” Stepan
Later this day, President Petro Poroshenko signed Law
of Ukraine on Peculiarities of Procurement of Goods and
Services for Ensuring Defense Needs.
The law was signed at the meeting with volunteers
of the Ministry of Defense Tetiana Domanova, Artur Pereverziev, Pavlo Kyriyenko, Anastasiya Kovaliova and Vadym Malorod. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Head
of the Presidential Administration Andriy Taranov and Minister of Defense
The Head of State expressed gratitude to the
entire team of volunteers in the Ministry of Defense —
authors of the law: “You had my full support and support of the Defense Minister”.
“This law finally regulates the procedure
of transparent mechanism of public procurement.
It is an extremely important step towards the enhancement
of the country’s defense capacity. On the
other hand, this law is a powerful anti-corruption step,” the
Petro Poroshenko stressed that the PROZORRO system would
have a final registration in the Ministry of Defense.
At the same time he noted that e-tenders first presented in the
Presidential Administration last year would become mandatory at the level
of law for everyone.
In his turn, Minister of Defense
Stepan Poltorak expressed
belief that the Law would provide an opportunity to carry out
procurements more efficiently. In 2015, the PROZORRO system saved UAH
200 million. Since the beginning of 2016, UAH 400 million have
already been saved only in the procurement of food products.