BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 25. With the introduction of the new law "On Public Procurement" in Azerbaijan from January 1 next year it is planned to organize and conduct 100 percent of public procurement using digital platforms, head of the State Service for Antimonopoly Control and Consumer Market Supervision under Azerbaijan's Ministry of Economy Mammad Abbasbeyli said, Trend reports.
He spoke at the event "Artificial intelligence in the new generation economy: challenges and opportunities" at the conference dedicated to "Application of technologies of the fourth industrial revolution in the national economy" within the framework of the "Strategy of Socio-Economic Development of the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2022-2026".
"The draft law was prepared in accordance with international practice, and so far all processes and negative aspects have been evaluated based on the opinions received from government organizations and the market. As a result, all public procurement in Azerbaijan will be conducted using digital platforms from January 1. The benefits of this will be great. We are approaching this from the point of view of supporting the development of entrepreneurship," he said.
Mammad Abbasbeyli noted that the ministry believes that the digitalization introduced by the new law will be useful not only in terms of accessibility and transparency, but also in terms of the emergence of alternative, more efficient and effective solutions based on deep data on public procurement. At the moment, the ministry of Azerbaijan is in the final stage of improving the electronic platform for public procurement. Ministry of Economy is working with partner companies to identify defects in public procurement using artificial intelligence.
According to him, the creation of the service platform and the public service quality platform is at the final stage.
"After the implementation of these platforms, all the activities of the service will be digitized," M. Abbasbeyli concluded.