The main drawback in the public procurement system is the human factor, says Andriy Ryzhykov, CEO and managing partner of DC Evolution, in a comment to Property Times.
New electronic services have an extremely low ability to withstand corruption, although they have significant budget savings. It’s no secret that the whole focus in pre-qualification, which is prescribed for a specific supplier and in the terms of reference, which is made especially unclear for the machines. Therefore, it is difficult to track corruption automatically. And even harder to punish those who manipulate. Even when there is clear evidence of a fictitious tender, most often, even investigations will not be initiated, not by the lawsuit. This very human factor creates the meaninglessness of procurement – simple process optimization or the transition to new technologies can remove hundreds of positions in government tenders. But if there is an opportunity to spend money and not think, then why not? – such a position is most common in government bodies. Therefore, only full digitization of the process and the inevitability of punishment, even for attempting manipulation, are my recipe for effective procurement.