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The rating compilers evaluated the applicants according to 40 criteria. We paid special attention to the use of modern tools in procurement processes and ways to support small and medium businesses.

Moscow is the permanent leader public procurement transparency rating since 2006… The city manages to maintain its leading position among all regions due to continuous improvement and digitalization of procurement processes, support for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as educational work with suppliers. This was announced by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land RelationsVladimir Efimov.

“The city has been receiving high marks from experts for many years in a row. This year, the amount of savings made by Moscow state customers amounted to more than 42 billion rubles, which is 4.5 percent of the total volume of purchases. At the same time, the total amount of savings achieved at public procurement auctions over the past 10 years has already exceeded one trillion rubles, that is, the average size of Moscow’s annual budget for procurement for state needs. In many respects, it was possible to improve the efficiency of procurement procedures, the transparency of the procurement system in the city and simplify the work of customers due to, among other things, standardization of processes, ”he said.

Vladimir Efimov added that since 2015, Moscow has already standardized 258 sets of standard procurement documentation, which covers 67 percent of the city’s public procurement types. As a result, the number of procedures carried out using standard procurement documentation has increased 25 times over five years. For 11 months of this year, more than 45 thousand procedures were carried out using standard documentation with a total volume of 414 billion rubles.

The application of uniform standards not only increases the transparency of procurement procedures and allows more efficient use of budget funds, but also increases competition between entrepreneurs. Over 10 years, it has grown from three to five participants per lot, and the share of competitive procurement procedures with a single participant has decreased from 36 to 12 percent, the head said. Moscow City Department for Competition Policy Ivan Shcherbakov.

“If until 2010 only legal entities and large companies participated in public procurement, today the procedure is open to everyone: up to 80 percent of Moscow’s suppliers are representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, individual entrepreneurs and self-employed citizens. More than 21 percent of contracts from the total volume of purchases over the past 10 years were concluded with representatives of small and medium-sized businesses, their amount amounted to 1.7 trillion rubles. For 11 months of this year, Moscow customers have concluded 264 thousand transactions with small businesses worth 306 billion rubles, ”said Ivan Shcherbakov.

Since all procurement processes take place online on electronic trading platforms, this year, during the restrictions, the work of customers and suppliers did not stop and took place in the same mode.

The authors of the national rating evaluated applicants according to 40 criteria. Particular attention was paid to the use of modern tools in procurement processes and ways to support small and medium businesses.

During the solemn ceremony at which the winners were announced, the participants in the discussion especially noted the capital supplier portal, which makes a great contribution to the development of competition in public procurement. The resource appeared in 2013 to automate small-volume procurement procedures.

The number of purchases on the supplier portal increased by almost 1.5 times A smart interface appeared on the supplier portal

IN top ten The National rating of procurement transparency among state customers of the regional level with a guaranteed level of transparency also includes partners of the Supplier Portal: Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, Tambov Region, Chuvash Republic – Chuvashia, Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Sevastopol, Tyumen and Arkhangelsk Regions.

The National Procurement Transparency Rating project is an independent non-governmental research and analytical center that has been engaged in economic and legal analysis of the Russian market for public and corporate procurement since 2006.

The goal of the project is to obtain a complete picture of the state of the economy, characterized by the structure and volume of the order market, indicators of transparency of procedures, the degree of competitiveness of purchases and the economic efficiency of costs of market participants. The results of the study make it possible to see in dynamics the state of the state order system in Russia, to obtain concrete quantitative estimates of the financial losses of the state in conditions of low competition, the participation of representatives of small and medium-sized businesses and the distribution of state orders by type of economic activity.

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