Centre for Regional Programmes take part in Inter-regional Conference in Pyatigorsk
From 10 to 11 April, Pyatigorsk hosted an Inter-regional Conference for customers in the North Caucasus Federal District, dedicated to the subject: "The Contract System in Procurement." The event was held with the support of the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Stavropol Krai and the public organisation the Contractual Relations Forum.
The conference participants included representatives for the Russian Ministry for Economic Development, the Centre for Regional Programmes of IPAMM NRU HSE, the Unified Electronic Trading Platform, the public organisation the Contractual Relations Forum and customers from the North Caucasus Federal District.
Survey: Russians are prepared to participate in monitoring government orders
More than one half, 55%, of Russians believe that social control is an effective means of combating corruption. This is the result of a survey run by the Higher School of Economics (the Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE) and the Superjob.ru portal, under the auspices of the Open Government. At the same time, 59% of Russian would be happy to participate personally in monitoring government orders and almost one third of them (27%) would be prepared to work as volunteers in public organisations.
Procurement "for billions": convenient rules
The system for public discussion of major procurement requires both technical and legislative adjustment. This is the opinion of experts, who analysed the practice of such discussions in line with the law on the contractual system. The procedure itself is regulated by order of the Ministry for Economic Development, which has to be worked on further, believe participants of the open meeting of 11 March, devoted to the practice of discussing contracts "for billions".
Public Procurement: first problems for the new law
The first stage in the application of the new law on the contracts system has revealed a number of problems pertaining to the placement of government orders, of which the most acute involve human resources and technology issues. Representatives of interested parties discussed these problems at a round table, organised under the aegis of the Open Government at the Krasnoyarsk Economic Forum.
Head of the Legislative Reform Department of the Centre for Regional Programmes to Enhance Public and Municipal Administration at IPAMM NRU HSE Veronica Dzhuzhoma took part in the round table discussion, entitled "The Contracts System: now underway. Pilot experience in enhancing the effectiveness of public procurement."
Public controllers sought for public procurement
The adoption of the law on public control, amendments to the law on non-profit organisations, the provision of quotas for free training of public controllers, the creation of an industry-based platform to unite public controllers and the register and rating of controllers, based on specific results, will all help to stimulate public organisations get involved in control issues related to procurement. This is the conclusion reached by members of a working group of the Expert Council under the Russian Government at a meeting on 13 February, devoted to development of effective public control over public procurement.
Kazan hosts inter-regional conference on the contractual system in public procurement
On 13-14 December 2013, Kazan hosted the inter-regional conference The Contractual System in Purchases of Goods, Work and Services to Provide for Public and Municipal Needs.
The conference was held by the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation together with the office of the authorised representative of the Russian Federation President in the Volga Federal District, with the support of the Russian Finance Ministry and the leadership of the Republic of Tatarstan.
The conference was addressed by Veronica Dzhuzhoma, head of the legislative reform department of the Centre of Regional Programmes for Public and Municipal Management Improvement of IPAMM NRU HSE, who presented the report On results of a pilot project for testing separate institutions of the contractual system as part of preparations for entry into force of Federal Law No. 44-FZ.