2017 marks a year since complete transition on e-purchases through ProZorro public procurement platform was introduced.
ProZorro analysts calculated
that over the year the performance has improved by 550% and the number of
procedures increased to 991.5 thousand. Over 18,000 new customers (government
authorities, state or municipal enterprises) joined the electronic open source system.
The number of participants (enterprises or individual entrepreneurs who joined at
least one tender) upped by 384%, and the amount of announced bids soared almost
tenfold from UAH 75 billion to UAH 725 billion.
congratulate the ProZorro team on this success and
assure we won’t rest on our laurels. We are working on a new Law on below-threshold
purchases, which is aimed to enhance availability of data regaridng
all purchases in the e-system. We want all bids to take place through ProZorro in the future and, at the same time,
we plan to simplify the procedures of below-threshold bids for public
contracting authorities. We are also engaged in a pilot project of Central
Procurement Organization, to which state authorities can delegate their typical
purchases", explains Maxim Nefyodov, First
Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade.
Director of the
State Enterprise ProZorro Vasyl
Zadvorny in turn says: "Now, we are awaiting a
series of legislative changes that can add the necessary foundation for the electronic
system. In particular, the issue of development of services for supervisory
authorities is being discussed. The task of the system is to make all public
procurement processes as transparent as possible, and it is vital to provide
people who make managerial decisions with sufficient information in an
easy-to-use form. "
1, 2016, all tenders that exceed the threshold figures (from UAH 200 thousand
for goods and services and from UAH 1.5 million - for work) should be conducted
through ProZorro. The public contracting authorities (government
agency, state or municipal enterprise) must download the tender documentation
in ProZorro, thereby announcing a bid. Potential participants
can communicate with the customer on-line, discuss details, ask questions and while
the customer is obliged to respond. Participants submit their tender offers
through the system and then take part in the auction. After determining the
winner, the customer is also requested to download the text of the contract
with the supplier into the system. And due to integration with the E-Data
portal and the .007 project, in the ProZorro there has
recently been launched a function to track the payment of the contract, if it
is done through the State Treasury.