Andriy Ihnatov, Head of the Tender Department of Mariupol City Council, has taken part in an international webinar from the Open Contracting Partnership project. Using the example of Mariupol, he told how to improve the procurement of the municipality using open data. The online discussion was attended by the experts from Tbilisi, Yerevan, Kyiv, Kyshyniv, Bishkek, Tashkent and Nur-Sultan.
Due to the efficient work, the city managed to save $ 50 million, increase competition and quality of contract execution. For over five years now, the municipality has been conducting all procurement through the Prozorro system. Due to its openness, Mariupol holds leadership in the transparency rating of Ukrainian cities.
‘Transparency of procurement is the path to sustainable development of society. Mariupol is one of the most successful cities in Ukraine in terms of organizing the public procurement process. We have rethought all stages of the procedure. In five years, we have completely changed the process and built an effective system for their implementation from scratch, starting from planning and prioritization of expenses, to monitoring the implementation of contracts,’ Andriy Ihnatov noted.
Open Contracting Partnership is an international project to expand the publicity of information when concluding government contracts, as well as their monitoring.