On September 7, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister for Strategic Industries of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi chaired a meeting on the state of implementation of the State Defense Order (SDO) in 2021, defense procurement planning for 2022-2024 and the functioning of the electronic register of participants of the selection and executors of state contracts (agreements).
According to data provided by customers, SDO-2021 is being implemented according to the plan. The process of prolonging of transitional and concluding of planned government contracts is currently underway.
"To date, out of the total amount of funding provided by the state defense order for 2021, in the amount of UAH 27.5 billion, transitional have been prolonged and new state contracts concluded to the tune of almost UAH 19 billion. State customers have assured that the vast majority of planned contracts will be signed this month," said Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleg Uruskyi.
The official also added: "The process of concluding planned contracts and implementing of SDO-2021 needs to be accelerated with minimal changes included. I hope that in October, during the next meeting on the implementation of SDO-2021, the situation will change dramatically."
During the meeting, the participants also discussed working issues on the functioning of the electronic register of selection of participants and executors of state contracts (agreements). The Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine pointed out that the electronic register had been functioning since August 9, 2021. However, businesses are rather inactive in submitting documents (online) to update their data in the electronic register.
Representatives of the Ministry of Strategic Industries provided explanations on the operation and use of the register and stressed the need for businesses to speed up the process of providing documents to update their data in the electronic register.
In addition, the participants of the meeting considered the issue of defense procurement planning for 2022-2024, which will take place exclusively under the Law of Ukraine "On Defense Procurement".