Bill on fines for violations of public procurement legislation reaches State Duma
MOSCOW, July 28 (RAPSI) - Russian government has submitted a bill to the lower house of parliament, the State Duma, that introduces fines for breaching the public procurement legislation, RIA Novosti reported on Tuesday.
According to the bill, violations related to procurement plan development and approval, and procurement schedule in violation of the law will result in a fine for public officials of between 20,000 and 30,000 rubles ($300 to $500).
Violations of the state procurement justification procedure would be punishable by a 10,000 ruble ($166) fine for public officials.
If the terms of the compulsory public discussion of a procurement are violated, including the failure to hold a discussion, violators (public officials) would be fined 30,000 rubles ($500).
Another 30,000 ruble ($500) fine could be imposed for posting a procurement notification or a closed tender offer on a state procurement information system earlier than ten calendar days after making changes to the procurement schedule.
There can also be a 20,000 ruble ($300) fine for failing to conduct an inspection of supplied goods, the compliance of contracted work or provided services, as well as specific stages in contract execution when such an inspection is required by law.
The bill’s purpose is to prevent violations by customers of state procurement contractual law when planning and executing contracts. The bill will increase the efficiency of the state and municipalities in meeting their needs more efficiently.