• “Scrupulous supplier” - a competition among the best suppliers

    April 14, 2015 16:48

    We invite you to take part in the First regional competition "Scrupulous supplier-2014?, which will take place in the framework of the Days of small and medium-sized businesses in the Chelyabinsk region. The event is aimed at increasing transparency in procurement, as well as at familiarizing customers with the best practices of contracts, advanced technology and technical capabilities of contractors.

  • Selection of federal ETPs: should we expect any surprises?

    April 08, 2015 16:38

    The draft law on the conditions of federal operators of electronic trading platforms selection, developed by the Ministry of Economic Development in 2014, was finally handed over to the Government. Five ETPs authorized to work under the federal law #44-FZ over the next five years will be selected on the basis of this draft. Trades will begin on January 25 next year. At the moment, all government procurement is implemented on ETPs selected in 2010.

  • Scope of the state order: optimization of the contract system continues

    April 01, 2015 14:27

    The first month of spring has brought good news to the players of public procurement market: several resolutions of the Government of the Russian Federation amending the existing law "On the contract system" have come into force. Innovations affect not only state-owned companies and municipalities, but also service providers.

  • Franchising festival: secrets of starting a business under the famous brand

    March 30, 2015 17:01

    Spring is time for action! That will be the slogan of the International Franchising Festival — the largest specialized event, promoting development of partnerships between representatives of the Russian business community and entrepreneurs from allied nations which will take place on April 9-10 in Moscow.

  • Production localization will open access to government contracts?

    March 24, 2015 17:31

    Despite the apparent solidity and monumentality, the Federal Law "On the contract system" is constantly undergoing some changes. One more package of amendments to the Federal Law #44-FZ was prepared by the Ministry of Economic Development together with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Industry. Agencies proposed to introduce a new practice of long-term government contracts, in which it will be possible to buy goods directly from manufacturers without competitive procedures. The corresponding document has already been sent to the Government.

  • IT-market

    March 23, 2015 12:49

    The State Duma of the Russian Federation continues to consider the possibility of limiting access to the Western IT-companies which are not able to provide services in all regions of the country to the Russian market. The corresponding proposal was received from the Commission on the development of strategic information systems. The appearance of the document was largely due to orders from the US and the EU Council, according to which a number of major foreign producers were prohibited from selling their software in the Crimea.

  • Fraud from the state budget will cost considerable sums of money

    March 19, 2015 12:41

    Penalties for fraud from the state budget funds allocated for public procurement can be tightened up to 12 years of prison. The corresponding package of amendments to the Criminal Code was prepared by Mikhail Starshinov (Popular Front) and Irina yarovaya (State Duma Committee for Security and Anti-Corruption). The project was developed in response to the last year’s orders of Vladimir Putin to the Federal Assembly, in accordance with which it is required to increase the responsibility for inefficient use of federal money.

  • Automotive industry: will state contracts be reviewed?

    March 17, 2015 12:47

    The global economic crisis has hit many industries, including automotive manufacturing. Impossibility to fulfill its obligations under state contracts concluded in the second half of last year will soon become one of the main problems of specialized companies, believes the president of RUSAL Oleg Deripaska.

  • Forum "State order - for fair procurement": constructive dialogue of leading experts

    March 16, 2015 17:52

    The largest event in the field of public procurement — XI All-Russian Forum and Exhibition "State order — for fair procurement" took place on March 11-13 in Moscow. The event has always been platform for a dialogue between representatives of state and municipal institutions, entrepreneurs, public supervisors and leading experts of business community.