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RUB 8.2 Bn Worth Goods, Works and Services Purchased by Mining Division from Trans-Baikal Companies in the Past Three Years
This amount was mentioned by Aleksey Shichkov, Purchasing Director of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co., during the talk he gave at the Federal SME Corporation workshop SMEs in Procurement Pursuant to Federal Law No. 223 in Chita.
«We are keen that more goods and services should be procured from SMEs, including by companies of ROSATOM State Atomic Energy Corporation and this is in harmony with the government policy regulating the national project of SMEs and Support for Individual Business Initiatives,» said Sergey Pakulov from the Federal SME Corporation, whereas Aleksey Shichkov’s talk emphasized that the Holding companies were all open to contract awarding to and having more partnerships with small and medium-sized businesses. «We have established equal opportunities for supplying us for all, while the Uniform Industry Procurement Standard (UIPS) requires each and every ROSATOM’s customer to follow the internal regulations ensuring transparency and equal treatment of bidders,» said the Purchasing Director of ARMZ Uranium Holding Co.
Trans-Baikal businesspeople were given an account of the specific standard procurement form elaborated as a step to enhance SME access to auctions, with fewer documents to be submitted. «Our purchases from SMEs have been doubled thanks to those and other arrangements,» said Aleksey Shichkov. The workshop participants were explained what mistakes were commonly made by SMEs in electronic auctions and learned about a new procurement method of the Virtual Store, while special attention was given to ROSATOM’s anti-bribery and corruption actions. «The procurement procedures employed by the State Atomic Energy Corporation are acknowledged as the most transparent and most accessible system. We also offer a round-the-clock hotline available at 8-800-100-07-07 in order to fight against corruption, so everyone is encouraged to call to report illegal procurement practices,» Aleksey Shichkov concluded.