Electronic Public Procurement: Case of Russia
The intensive introduction of information technologies in Russian public procurement sector prolife rates quite a number of challenges. Digital technologies in Russian public procurement are analysed in the research, including the problems that generate application of electronic public procurement. Empirical research with expert interviews allowed to estimate practical results of the electronic public procurement in Russia. The analysis has shown that the main positive implications of digitalization are the increase in transparency, saving of budgetary funds and reducing opportunities for corruption. Complication of the working process and deterioration in the quality of goods and services are among the main negative consequences of the reforms. We believe that causes for negative consequences in digital technologies application are higher rates in public procurement transfer into digital form and the lack of testing within the pilot projects.