The use of advantages of the introduced in 2016 e-procurement system ProZorro has allowed to save UAH 24 billion of budgetary funds, while the total volume of trading has exceeded UAH 700 billion. This was announced by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman on opening the world's largest event on public procurement titled Procurement, Integrity Management and Openness (PRIMO) Forum that is taking place in Kyiv.
"Until recently, the procurement system in Ukraine had been rather non-transparent, causing billions in losses and had been a source of corruption”, explained the Head of Government. “The system has changed. The Parliament supported changes offered by the Government, so our Government obtained an opportunity to introduce the new system. Starting August 1, 2016 we had launched a new platform ProZorro, which has become known far beyond the borders of our state. Due to this system, we are finding the most effective and sustainable solutions for public procurement... Recently, through ProZorro there have been conducted purchases to the tune of nearly UAH 700 billion. And today we can ascertain a fact: the system saves resources for the budget. Budget savings make up UAH 24 billion”.
The Prime Minister underlined that privatization of non-strategic state-owned enterprises is urged to be the next step in the operation of the Prozorro system which will allow to find new owners of the assets, and therefore to create new jobs as well as to attract new technologies and investment.
«A few weeks ago, we made the mutual decision aimed at implementing a competitive sale of state-owned companies through using Prozorro system. This is another step aimed to yield a good result. We want every business representative - regardless of country – to have the same level of access to the opportunities which are existing in our country”, underscored Volodymyr Groysman.