On 10 April the mayor of Moscow Sergey Sobyanin imposed a ban on conclusion any contracts, except for emergency, in the framework of the “temporary mode of execution of the city budget”. Until further notice suspended all improvement works. However, since the structure of the municipality signed a non-urgent contracts for about 750 million rubles, estimated by the BBC Russian service. It is about 2,5% of subsidies to small and medium business to cover the loans.
Emergency procurements are those which depend on the continuous functioning of the city, for example, the purchase of medicines or fuel for public transport, explained in the Department for competition policy. Some of the capital structure terminated their contracts after an article by the BBC that purchases, which is hardly pressing, continue. Others continue to contract for the district landscaping and even mass events.
So, GBU “zhilischnik RAYONA Krylatskoe” buys equipment for children’s playgrounds (3.5 million rubles), in Nekrasovka local has not yet signed a contract for 38 million rubles on reconstruction of the square on the 1st Volskaya street program “My region”, which is now suspended.
The Committee of public relations and youth policy of Moscow signed two contracts for public events totaling more than 13 million rubles. While in Moscow, at least until may, there is a regime of isolation, the Committee is scheduled to hold from April to June, the rap battles and street dance competitions at venues with a capacity of not less than 100 and 300 people respectively.
Also, the Committee intends to hold in April-June a series of trainings for managers of student media with the final exit event for 100 people. Prefecture Trinity and Novomoskovsk districts hired a contractor for a series of youth competitions worth 4 million rubles in the Park of the village of Krasnaya Pakhra. The contractor shall provide four sets of gear, including boots, gloves and a gas mask, and the layout of grenades and Kalashnikovs. Also, it is not cancelled street parties in honor of Victory Day.
In the CCU for capital repairs of apartment houses April 20 signed a contract for the reconstruction of the Park on the banks of the Moscow river in Kapotnya worth more than 500 million rubles. Several district units of the GBU “zhilischnik” and GBU “highways” signed contracts for the supply curbs for 170 million rubles.
In the mayor’s office has promised to introduce a “strict control over the expenditure of budgetary funds”, but acknowledged that the final decision on whether to contract or not, remains the particular state institutions. “The procedure of public procurement is quite lengthy, <…> and we understand that this may cause additional problems for companies that already counted on a certain amount of load,” – said the press service of the complex of economic policy of Moscow city hall. They added that the cancellation of the purchase after the auction is “additional withdrawal of funds from the economy, that is an additional blow to her.”
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