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Monday, September 24th, 2018

Bakytzhan Sagintayev: The Government will continue working on improving the procurement system

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Today Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev chaired a Government meeting on improving the public procurement system.

Minister of Finance B. Sultanov reported that the public procurement web portal platform, launched a year and a half ago, allowed to fully automate the procurement system and switch to electronic cameral control of participants online through the web portal. In general, the measures taken have increased the average number of participants in a single tender 4 times.

In order to further improve the system and to avoid deviations for formal reasons, the requirements for procurement participants are simplified. The emphasis will be on positive experience (reputation) and tax burden ratio. At the same time, the institute of prequalification selection will be used more widely.

The Ministry of Finance jointly with the Ministry of Investments and Development and NCE Atameken developed measures to support domestic producers, including expanding the list of goods, works and services procured through the Single Organizer; it is planned to combine small procurements into one large lot.

According to Minister of Finance B. Sultanov, a bill is being drafted that provides for legislative regulation of procurements of the quasi-public sector. The Ministry of Finance plans to determine the authorized body for approving uniform procurement rules for all subjects of the quasi-public sector, including national holdings Samruk-Kazyna, Baiterek, and KazAgro. Separate rules will be developed for procurements of National companies, which, unlike public procurement, will be more flexible.

The meeting was addressed by Chairman of the Board of Samruk �Kazyna JSC U. Shukeyev, Chairman of the Board of NCE Atameken A. Myrzakhmetov.

Following the meeting, the Prime Minister instructed the Ministry of Finance together with concerned authorities to continue joint work and improve upon the bill On Amendments to Legislation on Public Procurement and Procurement of the Quasi-Public Sector for the timely submission to the Majilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan

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