This is announced by Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov on his Facebook page.
"The tender was fair, electronic, all as expected. The case is that Metro bid the lowest prices, while Heus's were still lower. Due to its reputation and products quality, Metro can not afford further dropping. And Heus has no reputation. It has about 35 percent of the armed forces catering market. During a year and a half, Ukraine's authorities have failed to replace Ivaniushchenko's firm - we continue to pay a criminal associate of Yanukovych hundreds of millions of hryvnias," Butusov said.
According to him, in July, Heus-Hrupp renewed the contract and continues supplying food to our soldiers, despite their constant complaints about the poor quality of products.
Metro was invited to take part in the tender by Defense Ministry tender committee and its head Oleh Svirko who on behalf of the Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak is doing hard work to eliminate the monopoly of corruption schemes in state procurement, which, alas, are still present inside the ministry.
Corruption is not about tender - everything should be changed, including the stupid system where no one holds responsibility for the quality, where there are no costly fines against a supplier for expired canned meat which is simply changed and no contract termination follows. It is not enough to only struggle for low prices at tenders - it is necessary to struggle for quality as well. Public procurement procedure consists of task stage, the tender itself and implementation control stage. It is necessary to sort things out at all stages, as electronic trading alone will not solve the problem. But this system is not changed so far.
Ivaniushchenko helped destroy Maidan, but Ukrainian law enforcement agencies constantly fail to get their hands on this resident of Monaco. And Ukrainian budget continues to bring him a profit.
Paradox? No. This is the result of lack of reforms that change the system," Butusov concluded.
As previously reported, the photos of poor quality products supplied to ATO military had been posted in Facebook.
In particular, fighter of the 128th Brigade Oleksii Kuzmenko showed what happened with Heus-Hrupp canned meat after its contact with a frying-pan.
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