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Representatives of more than 50 organizations participated in ATOMEX REGION-2016, the traditional regional forum of nuclear industry suppliers, held in Chita
The major discussion topics became the development of a competitive environment, as well as provision of information openness and procurement transparency at Rosatom Group enterprises. The forum organizers and participants were jointly looking for the answer to the question: “How to become a nuclear industry supplier?”
Mr. Ivan Bondar, Director for Procurement of ARMZ Uranium Holding, commented, “By creating a procurement system, Rosatom aimed at raising the level of competition and effectiveness of the procedures held, as well as at forming a mechanism, which would be understandable and easy to use to the maximum extent. It is important to continue the work targeted at optimizing procurement and do everything to engage more suppliers.”
During the forum, the current and prospective suppliers not only familiarized with the features of the system for procurement arrangement at Rosatom Group, but also received comprehensive information on the key requirements for the goods, works and services of the enterprises of the mining division being PIMCU PJSC, Khiagda JSC and RUSBURMASH JSC.
Roman Astashov, Head of the Department for Business Development of the regional Ministry of Economic Development, spoke about the measures of state support to small and medium-sized enterprises of the Trans-Baikal Territory. According to him, the volume of subsidies to SMEs in the Trans-Baikal Territory amounted to RUR 80 million in the first nine months of 2016.
During the discussions, the suppliers discussed the challenges they face in the process of procurement and exchanged their views on the way in which it is necessary to improve the procurement system. Representatives of the Rosatom Corporate Academy spoke in detail, where one can find information on procurement, the principle of electronic trading platform operation; they explained how not to get into the registers of unfair suppliers and presented a new pilot procurement project, E-Shop.
When speaking about the main reasons for the rejection of applications of those participating in the procurement procedures, Ivan Bondar stressed, “We would like the suppliers to be more attentive, responsible and competent. This will help avoid many misunderstandings. We publish all the necessary information about procurement in full. Our task is to make it reach the consumers, as well as to make the suppliers know where to find it and how to work with it.”The final part of the event was the panel discussion, during which the participants discussed the topics of procurement appeal control and deadlines, the procedure the suppliers apply to in order to protect their rights and many other problematic issues.