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The most popular were medical supplies and medicines, as well as construction and passenger transportation services.
In six months, Moscow customers purchased more than 80 percent of goods and services from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through supplier portal, said the Deputy Mayor of Moscow for Economic Policy and Property and Land Relations Vladimir Efimov.
“Since the beginning of 2021, customers from Moscow have entered into 137.5 thousand contracts on the supplier portal for about 22.6 billion rubles. At the same time, the volume of purchases from small businesses amounted to almost 19 billion rubles. This is about 56 percent of the total volume of purchases from SMEs at the end of last year, ”said the Deputy Mayor.
According to him, the most popular items for procurement were construction work, medical supplies and medicines, as well as the transportation of passengers and vehicles.
In general, the share of purchases of the capital from small and medium-sized businesses for six months amounted to almost 45 percent – over 230 billion rubles. “In 2020, the same indicator was lower – 34.03 percent. In ruble terms, it amounted to 355 billion rubles. Now we see outstripping growth “, – said the head of the Moscow Department for Competition Policy Ivan Shcherbakov.
An increase in purchases from small businesses is facilitated by changes in legislation that provide for an increase in the mandatory share of purchases from 15 to 25 percent from such entrepreneurs, as well as the development of services on the supplier portal.
“This year the showcase of goods and services has been updated, there is an opportunity to subscribe to purchases for a specific region and create a separate business card site for the supplier for additional promotion, communication with the technical support service has become even more convenient. These and other updates make it possible to work with purchases more efficiently, saving time, “said the Minister of the Moscow Government, head of the city’s IT Department.
Supplier portal has been working since 2013. It automates small procurement procedures, increases competition between suppliers, allows you to objectively assess the market for proposals and analyze information on the fulfillment of obligations. More than a thousand contracts are concluded on the portal every day, and the average price reduction during quotation sessions is 13.5 percent. The development of the supplier portal is supervised by the Moscow Department of Information Technologies.
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