Expert Say that Azerbaijan Bill On State Purchases is Out of Date and Leads to Corruption
Ingilab Ahmadov, the Chief of the Centre for Economic Research, considers that existing Azerbaijan Bill On State Purchases, passed on December 27, 2001 is become obsolete and leads to corruption, Trend reports.
Speaking at a round table discussion being organized by Tender Monitoring Centre today, Mr. Ahmadov said that exceptions convenient to corruption should be minimized in the above-mentioned bill.
The construction of bridges in Baku City, launched in 2006, is being carried out without tender determination of the subcontractors of the project. There was allegedly no time to hold a tender.
Purchases carried out by the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry, which are expected to spend about $1 bln. in 2007, are also held without tenders. Mr. Ahmadov considers that those shortcomings in the existing bill are the main reason of huge misappropriation and thefts.
Commenting the reluctance of the Azerbaijan Defense Ministry, Emergency Situations Ministry, Health Ministry, Milli Majlis, and Taxes Ministry in providing the Tender Monitoring Centre with the information about tenders they held, Mr. Ahmadov said that it was a sequence of non-coordination between the old bill вЂ" On State Purchase-Sell, passed in 2006 and bill On State Secrecy in Azerbaijan Republic.