Ukrainian Politics, Economics

 Kolesnikov’s Agency Inefficiently Spent 19 Billion Hryvnia on Euro 2012, Report

National Agency for Euro-2012 in 2011-2012 agreed 304 purchases conducted on a non-competitive basis from one participant for a total of 18.8 billion hryvnia.

This is stated in a report on the state procurement, Court of Auditors reports.

According to the report, public funds were used non-transparently, inefficiently and without control.

An excerpt from this report was provided in response to the inquiry of deputy Pavlo Petrenko (Batkivschyna).

In 2011, the National Agency has agreed 230 purchases for 14.557 million hryvnia. In the first half of 2012 - 74 purchases for 4.297 million hryvnia and 590 thousand euros.

"It has been established that for one procedure agreed by the Agency on purchases from one participant, despite article of the law "On the organization and hosting the 2012 European Football Championship in Ukraine" adequate justification and study the situation in the market was not provided," indicates the Audit Chamber.

"The Agency has not studied the matter of choosing by the company of the procedure of purchasing from one participant, selecting bidders, establishing the amount of the purchase contracts and the availability of adequate justification," said the Chamber.

The Chamber is controlled by the Parliament unlike Stae Financial Inspection controlled by the Cabinet of Ministers.

National Agency for Euro-2012 was controlled by Deputy Prime Minister Boris Kolesnikov, who, after the parliamentary elections became a Party of Regions deputy and was dismissed from the government.

In 2010, the government of Prime Minister Azarov has pushed through a bill, which has legally allowed not to conduct tenders regarding Euro 2012.

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n231723