Daughter company of Rostekh gets $20 million for creation of government procurements’ system with no tender

Daughter company of Rostekh gets $20 million for creation of government procurements’ system with no tender

RT - proektnye tekhnologii (RTPT) company started bringing service to the Unified Information System by the decision of the President Vladimir Putin.

Rostekh’s structure RT - proektnye tekhnologii (RTPT) has got 1.3 billion rubles ($20 million) for creation and service of the government procurements’ Unified Information System by the decision of the President Vladimir Putin - without going through tendering procedure, reports Vedomosti with reference to the Accounts Chamber.

The government was going to support competition between suppliers, fight against violations and seek for reduction of prices with the help of the Unified Information System. The system was launched in 2016 on the basis of the portal zakupki.gov.ru. Governmental customers and state-owned companies must place their plans and advertisements on procurements in the system. Agreements and complaints are also registered in the system.

Contracts with the Rostekh’s daughter company worth of 1.3 billion rubles ($20 million) were tied in 2017-2018. Initially, it was about a 350 million rubles ($5.4) contract.

The Accounts Chamber called the price of the contracts insufficiently substantiated. 93 per cent of works were given to subcontracting parties; first of all - to Lanit Group. Rostekh got 45.5 million rubles ($703 thousand) - which is 3.5 per cent of the price of the government contract - for the intermediary services.

According to Vedomosti, RTPT deals with development of technical assignment, working documentation and planning documentation, arrangement and control of preliminary examinations, experimental service and acceptance trials. Works in coding, trials and experimental service were given to subcontracting parties. The total of 4.1 billion rubles ($63.3 million) was allocated for the Unified Information System and a subsystem of management of procurements Electronic budget.

The Accounts Chamber’s theory is that there are risks of baseless overpricing in case the only supplier is appointed by the President due to the fact that companies get contracts without going through tendering procedure.

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