In 2021, the OECD released a bulletin on public procurement bidding conspiracies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (download full PDF oecd-gvh-newsletter17-july2021-en_copy), write Our money.
Ukraine was represented by an article by the State Commissioner Olga Nechitailo. She wrote a case study about the Department of Defense procurement collusion on food services.
It was the story of a giant conspiracy at the first Ministry of Defense food auction in Prozorro in 2016. Four groups divided among themselves the contracts of the Ministry of Defense for a total of UAH 2.20 billion. geographically:
The investigation of the Antimonopoly Committee was headed by State Commissioner Agia Zagrebelskaya. At that time, innovative approaches were applied to prove conspiracies, the analysis of the economic behavior of the conspirators took 300 volumes (details). And at the beginning of 2019, the case was completed record fine in the amount of UAH 869 mln.
However, shortly thereafter, the new president, Volodymyr Zelensky, dismissed Agiya Zagrebelska from the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine and appointed new state agents. The new Olga Nechitailo has already boasted throughout Europe of the innovative case of her predecessor.
However, the story did not end there.
Among the firms accused of conspiracy was Rektan LLC, fined UAH 1 million.
During the invasion, this firm again became a food supplier for the Ministry of Defense. The contract dated September 26, 2022 states that it was supposed to supply potatoes at 14.70 hryvnia per kilogram, while its market price did not exceed 9 hryvnia in retail stores. And cabbage for 26, which was twice as expensive as the market (download pdf catalog LLC REKTAN).
Rektan also appeared in criminal proceedings on appropriation of funds social program for nutrition in 2018-2020 for children of the Volyn and Rivne regions affected by the Chernobyl disaster.
Yuri Nikolov, translation Skeleton.Info
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