February 18, 2021

In 2020, the volume of e-purchases (930 million manats) amounted to 14.2% of the total state purchases. At the same time, purchases for 3.5 billion manats were made on a competitive basis, according to the report of the State Service for Antimonopoly Control and Supervision of the Consumer Market (SSACSCM) under the Ministry of Economy. According to the department, the volume of competitive purchases increased by 31.2% compared to 2019. By the method of polling the proposal, at the expense of state funds, goods were purchased in the amount of 1 billion 236.1 million manats, an open tender – 1 billion 229.9 million manats, quotation polls – 111.5 million manats. The SSACSCM does not provide information on the number of competitive purchases for 2020, on violations and complaints in the course of public procurement of goods (work and services), as well as on unscrupulous suppliers. It is noteworthy that the department does not comment on the information about the evasion by some state structures of the implementation of the law of the Republic of Azerbaijan “On public procurement”, including SOCAR and commercial structures under its


Source: Turan News Agency

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