On October 22, a resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine "On the implementation of a pilot project on the launch of auctions for the sale of special permits for the use of subsoil through electronic auctions" came into force. From now on, the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine will put up for electronic auctions in ProZorro.Sales permits to use subsoil.
According to the approved conditions, since October 24, 2018, the holding of auctions for the sale of special permits for use of the subsoil is carried out solely under the Provisional Order approved by the aforesaid resolution.
The pilot project for conducting electronic auctions will continue until December 1, 2019, and aftermath the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine should submit proposals for further development of the project.
"The main objective of the project is to verify the effectiveness of open electronic auctions in the part of permissions for use of subsoil", said First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine Maxim Nefyodov. "This approach has already proved its effectiveness in the sale of assets of the Deposit Guarantee Fund, communal property, small privatization. Therefore, we assure that the experiment will be successful."
Due to open auctions on ProZorro.Sales the state and local communities have already sold assets to the tune of over UAH 11 billion. "The project with Experiment with the State Service of Geology and Mineral Resources of Ukraine is one of the important steps in the reforming of public procurement", added acting Director of the State Enterprise ProZorro.Sales Olexii Sobolev. "Today we sell assets of insolvent banks, scrap metal, and small-scale privatization objects. Recently we have approved the terms of the pilot project with Ukrzaliznytsia for the sale of freight services. And in October we will begin to prepare for the sale of permits for the use of subsoil."