In Ukraine before the Revolution of Dignity public procurements were one of the most widely used tools of embezzlement and misappropriation. To address the issue, procurement reform was put as a priority on the state’s reforms agenda.
However, it turned out in practice that better transparency was introduced, but no liability for non-competitive actions followed. The main problem appeared to be inactivity and incapability of controlling authorities, and specifically the State Audit Service of Ukraine, allowing dishonest purchasing agencies and bidders to keep breaching the law and making fortune.
In this study, progress in public procurement sphere is assessed, roadblocks for effective implementation are defined, solutions are offered. Full text.