Government approved the technical concept of the automated information system "State Register of Public Procurement" (MTender)
According to the Minister of Finance Octavian Armasu, the electronic system of public procurement is one of the most effective tools for increasing transparency and efficiency of public procurement, and the creation of such a system is an important part of the reform of the public procurement system. The introduction of the State Register of Public Procurement will reduce state spending by 5-30%, increase the coverage of the public procurement system, which will lead to an increase in the number of transactions. Also, MTender will reduce the cost of logistics and printing by 150-1200 lei for one transaction. Time to conclude deals will also be reduced by 20-40%. According to the minister, the current information system for public procurement is obsolete and does not contain functions that ensure the effectiveness of the process. The new system will allow transferring to the complex implementation of public procurement in electronic form - from planning to completion. The MTender system will be interconnected with other electronic platforms (MConnect, MLog, eFactura, MPass, MPay, MSign, MNotify) and will allow managing the procurement process online, issue invoices related to public procurement contracts and directly pay for public procurement. Octavian Armasu recalled that the MTender system had been tested in pilot mode since January 2017. The operation of the system in the pilot mode within 15 months resulted in an increase in the number of participants in procurement procedures, in raising the level of competitiveness of public procurements, in raising the level of confidence among SMEs in the process of public procurement, and in saving financial resources and increasing competition. As part of the testing, the idea of a general increase in the transparency of purchases was also promoted; private companies, including EuroCreditBank, Moldova Agroindbank, Mobiasbanca-Groupe Societe Generale, Iute Credit, Donaris Vienna Insurance Group, Starnet, Dixi Media, Efes Vitanta Moldova Brewery joined the platform on their own initiative. The introduction of the new electronic system of public procurement will be carried out at the expense of the European Commission under the Agreement between the Government of Moldova and the Commission of the European Communities on external assistance signed in Brussels on May 11, 2006 and within the limits allocated to the Ministry of Finance. The cost of maintaining the system will be covered by fees paid by the economic agents participating in the procurement procedures through the MTender system. Tariffs for these services will be approved subsequently. //12.07.2018 - InfoMarket.