Ukrainian Politics, Economics

 Kolesnikov’s Agency Inefficiently Spent 19 Billion Hryvnia on Euro 2012, Report

National Agency for Euro-2012 in 2011-2012 agreed 304 purchases conducted on a non-competitive basis from one participant for a total of 18.8 billion hryvnia.

This isstated in a report on the state procurement, Court of Auditorsreports.

According to the report, public funds were usednon-transparently, inefficiently and withoutcontrol.

An excerpt from this report was provided inresponse to the inquiry of deputy Pavlo Petrenko(Batkivschyna).

In 2011, the National Agency has agreed 230purchases for 14.557 million hryvnia. In the first half of 2012 -74 purchases for 4.297 million hryvnia and 590 thousandeuros.

"It has been established that for one procedureagreed by the Agency on purchases from one participant, despitearticle of the law "On the organization and hosting the 2012European Football Championship in Ukraine" adequate justificationand study the situation in the market was not provided," indicatesthe Audit Chamber.

"The Agency has not studied the matter ofchoosing by the company of the procedure of purchasing from oneparticipant, selecting bidders, establishing the amount of thepurchase contracts and the availability of adequate justification,"said the Chamber.

The Chamber is controlled by the Parliamentunlike Stae Financial Inspection controlled by the Cabinet ofMinisters.

National Agency for Euro-2012 was controlled byDeputy Prime Minister Boris Kolesnikov, who, after theparliamentary elections became a Party of Regions deputy and wasdismissed from the government.

In 2010, the government of Prime Minister Azarovhas pushed through a bill, which has legally allowed not to conducttenders regarding Euro 2012.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n231723