“Small” entrepreneurs throughout the country are actively involved in public procurement in Moscow. At the same time, every seventh ruble in the procurement system, which they received on account of the concluded state contracts in January-August of this year, came from the capital’s customers. This was announced on September 22 by the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.
“According to the Unified Information System in the field of procurement, the volume of contracts concluded in Russia with representatives of small businesses in January-August this year amounted to approximately 2.7 trillion rubles. About 13% of this amount, or more than 350 billion rubles, falls on contracts with customers from Moscow. Thus, every seventh ruble earned by small businesses in public procurement came from the capital’s institutions,” said Vladimir Yefimov.
At the moment, there is a rule in the capital, according to which purchases with a price of up to 20 million rubles are carried out among small businesses (SMEs). Previously, this amount was only 3 million. Including, Moscow buys products and goods from them (construction, medical, stationery, household), as well as orders services: maintenance, repair, maintenance of facilities.
“One of the important measures to support small businesses is the capital’s supplier portal: more than 90% of entrepreneurs on the resource are representatives of SMEs,” said the head of the capital’s competition policy department Ivan Shcherbakov. He recalled that last summer in Moscow they increased the maximum size of purchases in the format of quotation sessions on the portal. The amount increased from 600 thousand to 5 million rubles for the purchase of goods and up to 3 million rubles for works and services. “This measure will expand the range of suppliers, allow customers to save money and purchase the necessary products in a larger volume,” Ivan Shcherbakov emphasized.
As noted in the Department of Information Technologies of the city of Moscow, the resource is developing as a full-fledged marketplace. Individuals and legal entities can now participate in procurement on an equal basis with government customers. Thus, the portal increases the number of transactions (as suppliers interact with each other), and customers receive a competitive market price for goods and services.
We add that among the new services of the portal is a platform for commodity cooperation between regions. In it, manufacturers can sell original domestic products to reliable customers.