: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Cabinet intends to share ProZorro electronic public procurement system with another country

The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine intends to introduce ProZorro electronic public procurement system in another country ensuring that Ukrainian businesses are able to participate in tenders called for by foreign governments, according to Director of Public Procurement Regulation Department of the Ukrainian Economy Ministry Oleksandr Starodubtsev.
”In addition to the current area relating to the GPA program [the World Trade Organization`s Agreement on Government Procurement] implementation we are seriously thinking about introducing Prozorro in another country,” Starodubtsev wrote on Facebook.
At this, the official did not specify the country saying that the initiative still needed to be elaborated.
”Of course, everything has to be adjusted to an organizational structure and to specific goals, and we can accomplish that,” Starodubtsev wrote.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Economy Ministry jointly with a leading consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers will develop a pilot project enabling Ukrainian businesses participation in public procurement tenders announced by the countries that are parties to the GPA.
Ukraine`s central government bodies switched to the Prozorro e-procurement platform on April 1, 2016.
ProZorro was launched in February 2015 as a pilot project, and now it accounts for a little more than 2% of all public procurements in the country. As of late 2015, more than 2,200 state-owned companies had already registered in the system. About 37,000 tenders had already been held with the use of the system. The total sum of registered tenders was about UAH 7 billion. Estimated savings as of the end of the year were 12% of the sum of the held tenders, or more than UAH 500 million.


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