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Parliament to improve legislation on state procurements

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Feb. 13, 2012, 4:06 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, is to improve the country's legislation on state procurements.

The Verkhovna Rada, Ukraine's parliament, is to improve the country's legislation on state procurements. A total of 246 of the 393 MPs registered in the session hall voted for the bill on amendments to some laws on state procurements at first reading on Feb. 9.

The document proposes to clarify the duties of the Economic Development Ministry during monitoring, as well as charge the minister with making recommendations on the elimination and prevention of violations in the sphere of public procurements.

It is also proposed to stipulate that enterprises carry out state procurements according to the law on state procurements using only state funds.

The bill also proposes to introduce a short procedure for procurement of food and catering services. It is also proposed to cancel the practice when the contractor makes procurements from only one participant.

In addition, the document proposes to allow deputies of town and village councils to join the committee on auctions.
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