The number of purchases in the capital according to standard documentation has increased 25 times over five years. This was reported to the Moscow City News Agency in the press service of the capital's complex of economic policy and property and land relations.
“Since 2015, 258 sets of standard procurement documentation have been standardized in Moscow, which covers 67% of the city's public procurements. As a result, the number of procedures carried out using standard procurement documentation has increased 25 times over five years,”the statement says.
Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov, quoted by the press service, explained that systematic work on procurement standardization has been carried out since 2015. “Standard forms of documents for the most popular procurement items establish uniform requirements that are understandable for all procurement participants in the city. In practice, standard forms of documents began to be used in 2016, then the number of such purchases amounted to slightly more than 1.8 thousand per year. By 2019, the pace had increased 25 times and at the end of the year, about 45.6 thousand purchases were already carried out using standard documentation. Over the nine months of this year, more than 32.9 thousand procedures have been carried out with a total volume of 323.4 billion rubles,”Yefimov said.
He stressed that about a third of the approved standard kits fall on purchases carried out in the municipal economy, almost the same amount - on purchases in the field of property and transport, about a quarter - in the social sphere.
“The most popular procurement items using standard sets of documentation are now: the supply of medicines, catering in educational institutions, baby food for distribution through milk distribution points, the construction of parks, recreation and leisure facilities, engineering and construction supplies, technical maintenance and repair of medical equipment, routine maintenance of infrastructure facilities,”said Ivan Shcherbakov, head of the Moscow Department of Competition Policy, whose words are quoted in the text.
The Minister of the Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Economic Policy and City Development Kirill Purtov, whose words are quoted in the material, noted that the use of uniform standards increases the transparency of procurement procedures. “Thanks to the use of standard documentation, the risks of participants' appeals against purchases are also reduced. Reducing excess requirements allows for more efficient use of budget funds. Standardization also increases competition between participants. For example, in public procurement, in which standard documentation is used, on average, 5.6 participants are involved, while in the procedures that take place without it - 4.4, "Purtov's words are quoted in the material.
He explained that a typical set of procurement documentation includes: a standard technical assignment, a draft state contract, standard criteria for evaluating applications, information about the quality, technical characteristics of the goods, their safety, functional characteristics, size, packaging, shipment of goods and other information.