Spetsstroy actively reconstructs state country houses in Crimea in ‘emergency mode’
Multimillion state construction contracts of saunas, pools, steam rooms are concluded with unique supplier without tender.
The Federal State Unitary Enterprise GUSST No. 4 of Federal Agency for Special Construction together with the Federal Security Guard Service is actively engaged in restoration of the state dachas in the Crimea near Foros (settlement of city type).
As Fontanka writes, multimillion state contracts are distributed without tender as in state procurements it is specified that tender concluded in the emergency mode. According to the law, it is possible to carry out purchases at the unique supplier “owing to accident, other emergency situations of natural or technogenic nature, force majeure, in need of urgent medical intervention, and also for prevention of threat of emergence of the specified situations”. What exactly caused the emergency mode in Yalta is not specified in the tender documentation, but multimillion contracts are distributed to “known” firms on arrangement of the state dachas.
The construction of state dachas in the Crimea began in the 1950th years. In only two years (from the 1956th to 1958th), six two-storeyed buildings in style of the Livadia palace were built. They were constructed of a shell rock and revetted with a snow-white inkermansky stone. Zarya in Foros (No.11) became the last Soviet country house. There were athletic fields, a red tile roof and even the escalator to the sea. Exactly there Mikhail Gorbachev was kept during the putsch. For every country house the commandant's office with the certain commandant and a platoon of protection from 20 to 40 people was organized. In 2014 the authorities of the Crimea nationalized state dachas of Ukrainian and Soviet leaders and transferred these objects to free use to the Federal Guard Service of the Russian Federation.
Thus, the head department of a special construction on the territory of the Southern Federal District of Spetsstroy concludes a contract on conduction of building and installation, pre-commissioning activities sanative combined closed (25 m x 9 m) and opened (14.8m x 2.95m) pool with Jacuzzi zone for 6-8 persons, two contrast fonts and a steam bath and a sauna at the state dachas No. 9 and 10 in the settlement Oliva on March 3. The price of the contract is 90 million rubles. LLC ITTs Akvastroy will perform works. As the CrimeRussia discovered the same company, for example, was engaged in a construction of pools and fonts in the state residence Novo-Ogaryovo, installation of equipment for the pool in Bocharov Ruchei and a sauna ‘turnkey’ construction with the pool and a hydromassage bathroom in the Federal Security Service building. It is stated on their official site.
And in November, 2016 in case of Federal Agency for Special Construction signed the contract for 1.2 million rubles ($20.300) without tender on development of project and working documentation for the pool with the same company Federal State Unitary Enterprise GUSST No. 4, contrast fonts, hammam and a sauna for the sports and improving complex (SIC) at the state dachas No. 9, No. 10.
There is also one more contract in the ‘emergency mode’ with ITTs Akvastroy for accomplishment project, construction and commissioning for the pool and the fountain, a sauna and hammam, the SPA zone, water treatment of the pool, water treatment of fonts for a sports and improving complex at the dacha No. 11. Its cost constituted 139.2 million rubles ($2.3m). As it became clear, complex for the “organization of classes in physical training, holding sporting and improving events” is being built at the Gorbachev’s country house.
But it is not the most expensive of the discovered contracts. In February, 2016 Federal State Unitary Enterprise GUSST No. 4 of Federal Agency for Special Construction signed the contract for 308.2 million rubles ($5.2m) with LLC Avtorsky kamen, of course, without tender. At the very same country house Zarya the company should perform all works – starting from designing to a construction of a sports and improving complex: preparation of assembly surfaces of walls and overlappings, finishing works on a facade, the device of windows, stained-glass windows and entrance groups, the device of external architectural and art lighting, the device of internal brick partitions and inside doors, installation of sanitary devices and picking by accessories, installation of the internal lighting equipment, supply of materials for a pool bowl, a furniture installment and picking by decorative accessories, roofing works, improvement of the territory etc.
And in November, 2016 a contract for 10 million rubles ($169.000) for development of project and working documentation of sections: ‘Architectural concepts’, ‘The plan of parcel of land’, ‘Technology solutions’, ‘External lighting’, ‘Design project’ at dachas No. 9 and 10 was signed with Avtorsky kamen.
Avtorsky kamen is also a well-tried company - it paved the central Olympic square in Sochi and was engaged in facing of the Moscow cathedral mosque and several houses in the settlement of Sosny. It is that cooperative where the Anti-Corruption Fund found estates of Deputy of the Chief of the Presidential Administration Sergey Prikhodko, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, deputy of the State Duma from ER Igor Rudensky, party member Nikolay Ashlapov, Speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin and Deputy Chairman of the State Duma Sergey Neverov.
90.1 million more rubles ($1.5m) are allocated to JSC Holdvent which without tender undertook to provide the sports and improving center at dachas No. 9 and 10 with power supply, automation and scheduling, lightning protection, water supply and the sewerage, individual thermal point, heating, heat-insulated floors, ventilation, conditioning, warm cold supply, holodotsentry and centralized dust removal. Earlier the contract for 4.2 million rubles ($71.000) for preparation of necessary project and working documentation was signed with the company.
Before the Holdvent company, for example, delivered systems of ventilation in The improving Ruble and Uspensky complex of Administration of the President. Or the equipment for replacement of nodes of heat supply in The improving Glider complex of Administration of the President. These contracts were signed traditionally without tender.
The body 48405, under control of the Federal Guard Service acts as the customer of all works. On December 21, 2015 2 contracts were signed, for designing, reconstruction and conducting designer's service of a sports and improving complex at the state dachas No. 9, No. 10 and No. 11. Total amount of contracts with Federal State Unitary Enterprise GUSST on the territory of the Southern Federal District in case of Federal Agency for Special Construction constitutes 1 billion 200 million rubles ($20.3m).
A St. Petersburg company Renessans-Restavratsiya JSC, involved in a criminal case under Art. 169 (Swindling) of the Russian Criminal Code, has been selected to receive the contract. The case was initiated in September 2017 in connection with the failure to perform 4-million-ruble ($70 thousand) works to restore a XVI-century fortress in the Leningrad region.
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