ProZorro launches system of automated search for suspicious procurement deals
The ProZorro e-procurement system has launched a mechanism of risk indicators allowing the identification of violation in procurement without suspending the procurement process, Deputy Head of the State Audit Service of Ukraine Oleksandr Shkuropatov has said.
"The system has been operating for about a month and a half in the test mode. We will launch it this week in the full mode," he said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.
Information from the automatic search for suspicious procurement deals will be sent to the State Audit Service. The system will respond to 35 risk indicators. After one or several of them have triggered, the service will decide to conduct monitoring.
"The State Audit Service will focus on preventing violations," Shkuropatov said.
Prior to that, the State Audit Service could only respond to violations after the tenders, and the exchange of information between customers and controllers took place only in paper form.
The new monitoring mechanism provides for requests for information in electronic form, without direct contact with the customer, he said.