THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS
IBLF Russia’s Partners to Share their Vision of Standard Contracts for Moscow GovernmentAt the initiative of IBLF Russia the Department for Competition Policy of the Government of Moscow together with the Civil Council for Developing Competition in Moscow held several rounds of negotiations between the Moscow Government officials and representatives of international and Russian companies aimed at discussing standard contracts to be used in public procurement.
The first meeting was held on May 17 to discuss a form of contract for medical equipment maintenance.
The two-hour discussion resulted in over 20 proposals and comments submitted to the Department and, what is even more important, clarified the vision of the business community of how such services are to be provided in the medical institutions of Moscow.
In addition, the meeting dealt with such issues as standard contracts for public procurement of medical equipment and drafting contracts for repairs of medical equipment.
The work has engaged representatives of a number of foreign companies, including GE Healthcare, Siemens and Philips. The Russian business is represented by CardioMed, M.C. Aseptica, Alkon and Gormedtekhnika Municipal Unitary Enterprise. Moscow Healthcare Department and Social Welfare Department are participating in the discussions on behalf of the public customer.
According to the Government of Moscow, the chosen format of negotiations has proved to be quiet efficient for working out standard contracts to be used in municipal procurement. The Civil Council for Developing Competition in Moscow and Department for Competition Policy of the Moscow Government are going to continue their consultations on standard contracts with the business and expert community in order to exclude any possibility of corrupt practices on the part of the customers, on the one hand, and protect the city from negligent suppliers, on the other one.
Upon approval, the standard contracts for procurement, maintenance and repair of medical equipment developed by the Government of Moscow with due regard to the comments and proposals of the IBLF partners are expected to set the example for other regions of the Russian Federation.
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