24.08.2022 (Обновлено: 01.09.2022 10:49)

EEC approved list of measures to digitalize state procurement in EAEU countries

A disposition of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission approved the list of measures for the full-fledged digitalization of state procurement in the Eurasian Economic Union countries. This matter is addressed as part of implementing the Strategic Directions for Developing the Eurasian Economic Integration until 2025 and the List of Measures to improve the economic stability of Member States.

The document approved by the EEC provides for addressing the matters related to establishing the legal basis for conducting competitive procurement procedures in the digital format using digital signatures, as well as for reducing the time required to conduct such procedures. Moreover, the document contains measures for possible improvement of the existing procurement information systems of Member States, creating their additional modules for making digital bank guarantee registers and identifying collusions in the course of procurement.

According to Arman Shakkaliev, EEC Minister in charge of Competition and Antitrust Regulation, the document will ensure fair competition among state procurement bidders.

"Digitalization of the EAEU state procurement procedures is an important element in providing suppliers from all EAEU countries with full access to each other's procurement. The List approved by the Commission includes measures for improving the hardware and software suites of web portals where the Union states conduct their public procurement. To implement these measures properly, we have agreed to establish a working group involving representatives of authorized bodies and trading system operators. I would like to emphasize that, together with experts from Member States, we are already working on the rules for mutual recognition of national digital signatures, which is of no small importance to the full digitalization of EAEU state procurement," said Arman Shakkaliev commenting on the document.