Kazakhstan to tighten control over public procurement

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Astana, Kazakhstan, June 23

By Daniyar Mukhtarov - Trend:

National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) of Kazakhstan has worked out a number of amendments to the rules of conducting public procurement in the quasi-public sector and among the subsoil users, a NCE board member said at a press conference in Astana on June 23.

"NCE, which is well aware of the problems in national business, has worked out new rules for public procurement. They will take effect after the discussions of the amendments between the government and the business community. We believe that all our proposals will optimize the public procurement process and will make it transparent and accessible," the board member said.

The chamber of entrepreneurs plans to create a national standards system in 2015.
During the press conference, the NCE board member also touched upon a number of problems facing national entrepreneurs.

"A lot of entrepreneurs complain about the shortcomings of the process of obtaining CT-KZ certificates. We have to say that there is a turnover of illegal CT-KZ certificates. We still can not figure out how and at what stage this happens," the board member said.
Another problem is related to the unqualified expertise, since the methodology of conducting qualified expertise hasn't been worked out.

The country has no an effective system of state control over the turnover of illegal certificates.

"The National Chamber of Entrepreneurs also intends to review these issues. So, there is much to do. I believe, this will take a year or a year and a half," the NCE board member concluded.

Edited by CN

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