Проблемы и эффективность госзакупок глазами их участников
This paper examines key problems and assesses effectiveness of the Russian public procurement system. The results of mass survey of customers and suppliers in 2020 testify to conservation of problems accumulated in the public procurement system. In order to ensure the final outcome of the procurement, honest participants have to move into the ‘gray zone’ violating formal rules. The consequence of this is a higher number of violations identified during FAS inspections with subsequent imposition of fines but this does little to improve the situation. In general, the survey results suggest that, despite the importance of fighting corruption and increasing competition, procurement regulation should primarily be aimed at ensuring their ultimate efficiency – in the form of high-quality and timely execution of contracts, taking into account the interests and requests of main participants of the public procurement process.