The press service of the prosecutor’s office of the city of Kyiv reported on the establishment of the fact of violation of state interests in the implementation of procurement during the construction of a large ring road for 354.2 million hryvnias ($13 million) in accordance with the law of Ukraine «On public procurement».
Investigators found that in April 2020, the municipal Enterprise «Directorate of construction of road transport structures of the city of Kyiv» purchased services for the implementation of additional works on the construction of a section of a large ring road with a length of 1.8 km (1,11847 miles) for a total amount of 354.2 million hryvnias.
At the same time, the utility company groundlessly applied the negotiated procurement procedure, that is, without holding an auction, and concluded a contract with the company to perform these works for budget funds.
Thus, public procurement was carried out without a competitive basis, and the territorial community lost the opportunity to carry out work for a smaller amount of funds.
“Taking into account the above, the city prosecutor’s office appealed to the court with a claim to declare illegal, cancel the decision of the tender committee and invalidate the concluded contract,” the report says.