ProZorro state procurement system becomes mandatory in Ukraine from Aug 1
All state procurements in Ukraine shall be carried out with the use of the ProZorro e-procurement system from August 1, a posting on the Economic Development and Trade Ministry's website reads.
"Over the 12 months the ProZorro pilot project has been in effect, savings have exceeded UAH 1 billion (the total sum of the funds saved as of today is UAH 2.6 billion). Therefore we call on all responsible customers to use ProZorro when even handling purchases worth small amounts of money. This is easy, user-friendly and advantageous," the ministry quoted Deputy Minister Maksym Nefyodov as saying.
The posting says that as of April 2016, the state agencies, large state-owned companies and natural monopolies switched over to the use of the system for tenders with amounts exceeding UAH 200,000 for goods and services and UAH 1.5 million for works.
All local government authorities, municipally owned enterprises and other organizations that use taxpayers' assets should start using the ProZorro system from August 1.
However, the ministry says, that the use of the system for procurements worth up to UAH 200,000 for goods and services and up to UAH 1.5 million for works is "voluntarily, but very preferable."
"In 1.5 years, the ProZorro team has conducted over 250 workshops under the public sector's largest training program. We've successfully launched an online course on the Prometheus free platform, created a special website for the customers http://infobox.prozorro.org/, where they could learn more about the system and its rules," Nefyodov said.