: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Prozorro e-procurement system gets int`l award


The World Procurement Awards (WPA) has distinguished Ukrainian e-procurement system Prozorro with its Public Sector Award, according to a posting on the WPA website.
The winners in each category were announced during a ceremony held in London on May 18.
The Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine notes this is the first time when the Ukrainian-developed technical innovation for public sector has received worldwide recognition.
Other nominees for the award in the public sector category were projects developed by the British Ministry of Justice, New South Wales Department of Education (Australia), as well as the U.S. President Administration with a P200 Project.
In addition, Director of Public Procurement Regulation Department of the Ukrainian Economy Ministry Oleksandr Starodubtsev was nominated for Procurement Leader Award.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Verkhovna Rada on December 25, 2015 passed a bill obliging ministries and large-sized state companies to handle all their state procurements via the newly created ProZorro e-system as of April 1, 2016, whereas other state companies and state agencies would be transferred to the system as of August 1, 2016.
More than 95,000 tenders have been held with the use of the system. The total value of tenders is estimated at UAH 31.90 billion and the number of customers who have joined the system is 5,000.  Estimated savings as of the end of the year are projected at UAH 5 billion.

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