OREANDA-NEWS In the first nine months of this year, state customers concluded 2.4 million contracts worth 8.5 trillion rubles, which is respectively 12% and 11% more than the same indicator last year, according to the report of the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation on monitoring the application of the law "On the Contract System" (44-FZ).

"There is a tendency to increase the total number and total value of contracts concluded based on the results of procurement (by 12% and 11%, respectively)," the agency notes in the published document.

Slightly more than 60% of contracts (1.5 million units for 5.3 trillion rubles) were concluded based on the results of competitive procurement. At the same time, 23% of contracts (585 thousand contracts for 3.3 trillion rubles) were issued based on the results of failed procurement procedures.

Another 29% of contracts (727 thousand units for 2.5 trillion rubles) were concluded with food suppliers. This is respectively 12% and 32% more than the same indicator last year.

"Taking into account the above-mentioned overall increase in the number and value of all contracts concluded, it is worth noting that the share of the number of contracts concluded with a single supplier in the total value of contracts has not changed and amounted to 29%, and the share of their value volume has increased slightly (within 5%)," the Ministry of Finance notes.

It follows from the ministry's report that this year the number of state contracts concluded with food suppliers on the basis of temporary (anti-sanction - IF) decisions of regional authorities has more than doubled - almost 20 thousand contracts worth 750 billion rubles. A year earlier, there were 9 thousand such contracts for 690 billion rubles.

Also in the reporting period, the number of contracts concluded based on the results of purchases in the so-called "electronic stores" ("purchases from the shelf") significantly increased by 40 times. If in 9 months of 2022 only 250 such contracts for 400 million rubles were issued, then this year 10.2 thousand contracts for 3.8 billion rubles passed through "electronic stores".

Such an increase in the use of this method of procurement is explained, in particular, by the new rules governing the rules of "purchases from the shelf". The mechanism of the electronic store itself within the framework of 44-FZ appeared on April 1, 2021. Until recently, "purchases from the shelf" were in little demand by government customers due to procedural and regulatory restrictions (for example, due to the requirement to use only a Catalog of goods, works, services to describe the purchased goods). In the second quarter of this year, some of the restrictions were lifted - the volume of one purchase in an electronic store was increased to 5 million rubles, and the total maximum volume of such contracts per year was up to 100 million rubles.

The number of terminated contracts also increased in the reporting period. So, if 527 thousand contracts worth 1.3 trillion rubles were terminated in 9 months of last year, then 559 thousand contracts worth 1.47 trillion rubles were terminated in 9 months of this year. About 95% of such contracts (86% in value terms) did not take place by agreement of the parties, and the remaining ones were terminated either unilaterally or by a court decision.

The ministry's report also indicates that for 9 months of 2023, state customers placed a little more than 1.7 million notices on procurement. This is 9% more than in the same period last year. At the same time, the value of these purchases decreased by 2.7%, to 7.5 trillion rubles.

At the same time, the share of regional customers has once again increased - up to 60% of the total number of notifications and up to 50% of their total volume. A year earlier, they accounted for 57% of notifications and 47% of the cost. Federal and municipal customers accounted for 27.1% (27.7% a year earlier) and 22.7% (25.3%), respectively.

Of all these purchases, only 813 thousand were recognized as valid for a total amount of 2.48 trillion rubles. This is respectively 15.7% and 11% more than a year earlier.

843 thousand purchases worth 4.3 trillion rubles were declared invalid against 806 thousand notifications for 4.6 trillion rubles for 9 months of last year. At the same time, according to the results of 584 thousand failed purchases (their volume amounted to 3.3 trillion rubles), contracts were concluded.

"With regard to failed purchases, there is a slight increase in their number (by 4%) while reducing the value of such purchases (by 6%)," the report of the Ministry of Finance says. - At the same time, according to the results of failed purchases, the contract was concluded in 69% of cases, which is 77% of the value volume of all failed purchases. The most common reason for recognizing the definition of a supplier (contractor, contractor) remains the submission of a single application for participation in the procurement (68%)."

In addition, the number of cancelled purchases increased 10 times - to 502 thousand from 48.7 thousand in 9 months of last year. At the same time, the volume of cancelled purchases decreased slightly - to 429 billion rubles from 440 billion rubles.

The volume of savings based on the results of public procurement conducted in 9 months of this year amounted to 322 billion rubles. A year earlier, government customers saved 264 billion rubles on purchases.

In the reporting period, 8.5 thousand registry entries were entered into the Register of Unscrupulous Suppliers (RNP). Of these, 1.3 thousand records of suppliers' evasion from entering into a contract and 7.2 thousand records of non-performance (improper performance) of the contract.

At the end of the third quarter of this year, 23.9 thousand (24 thousand a year earlier) records were included in the RNP in relation to 10.1 thousand suppliers (10.7 thousand).

At the end of the reporting period, information on 736.7 thousand suppliers (640 thousand a year earlier) was included in the Unified Register of Procurement Participants (ERUZ). Of these, 81% are small and medium-sized businesses, including individual entrepreneurs and self-employed (28% of the total number of suppliers). This year, only 26.5% of suppliers registered in the ERUZ took part in the procurement.