State Agency of automobile roads of Ukraine (Ukravtodor) recommended services in the areas of roads (the GARDEN) to introduce new criteria for the Contracting organizations with the participation in tenders for the execution of road works. This is stated in the answer of the press service of Ukravtodor on request Liga.net.
In particular, the Ukravtodor offers GARDEN tender procurement to adhere to the following criteria:
– the need for documentary evidence of logistical support,
– experience at least 5 years performing similar work in Ukraine or EU countries
– Bank guarantee in the amount of 3% of the total budget of the project
– absence of debts on payment of taxes.
In Ukravtodor noted that such innovations due to the increase in instances of participation and victories in public procurement companies that do not have the equipment, skilled workers and experience in performing similar contracts.
“In the beginning of this year, we have carefully analyzed the work of contractors, the results of the repairs last year and found the following: two-thirds of repairs were carried out with defects; many contractors are just fictitious companies without proven experience; some contractors win tenders for projects which are not able to meet due to lack of experience and working capital,” – said the press service of Ukravtodor.
Also in Ukravtodor said that the document is Advisory in nature – the decision is made, each a GARDEN of their own.
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Previously, the initiative Cost Ukraine which monitors the efficiency and transparency of road repairs has published in Facebook a scanned copy of the letter signed by the head of Ukravtodor Slawomir Nowak, who recommended the GARDEN areas to introduce new qualification criteria for eligibility of contractors to participate in public procurement.
“Interestingly, the company from which countries Ukravtodor expects to tenders, if restricts competition experience in Ukraine and EU countries? And why Ukravtodor not satisfied with the experience in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the countries of Asia and the rest of the world?”, – ask questions in the publication Cost Ukraine.
In Ukravtodor consider the information Cost Ukraine and manipulative lobbying. “We are very disappointed that the public Cost Ukraine initiative, which is funded by Transparency International and must verify the projects in the road sector, engaged in blatant lobbying, creating a populist materials outright manipulation of information. Note that the Law of Ukraine on public procurement provides for amendments in the tender documents upon reasonable requirements of party procurement tenders. Now such requirements from bidders in K were reported. We remain open. Ready to discuss industry challenges and effective solutions. Also ready to these recommendations and to discuss professionally to expand. We do not claim truth in last instance. But certainly not going to tolerate manipulation, incompetence and unsubstantiated allegations. Recommend Cost Ukraine we get back to the issues of verification and to stay away from preconceived conclusions that are contrary to the principles of openness and transparency. From Transparency International lobbying definitely not expected,” – said in Ukravtodor’s response.