Kazakh national company strengthens work to ensure tender transparency
Kazakhstan, Astana, April 10 / Trend D. Mukhtarov /
The Kazakh National Oil and Gas Company KazMunayGas (KMG) has taken several measures to enhance transparency and publicity of tender procedures.
The measures are aimed at providing all potential suppliers with equal opportunities to participate in the procurement process and to increase the share of local goods, work and services, to ensure fair competition among potential suppliers, the national company said.
'An important tool used by KMG in the work to ensure the transparency of procurement is to inform local providers about planned purchases via the Internet', the press-release said.
'There are catalogues of goods at the KMG website www.kmg.kz, purchases section to be procured over the next five years by KMG's main subsidiaries. At present, the catalogue for 2012-2016 has been published on the website. The procurement plans for the coming year are also available on the websites of those organisations belonging to the group of KazMunayGas companies'.
Moreover, KMG began attracting the representatives of the People's Democratic Party Nur Otan and the Kazakh National Economic Chamber Soyuz, Atameken as full members of tender committees.
Regular meetings in the regions are held to increase the share of local content in KMG procurement. Similar meetings with potential participants of tenders and representatives of local executive bodies were held in Aktau, Zhanaozen, Petropavlovsk and Ust-Kamenogorsk.
Systematic information work is being conducted among local entrepreneurs to cover the needs of the goods and services.
The rules of procurement and preparation of tender documents are being explained and the catalogues of goods and services given. These meetings with potential participants of KMG tenders and representatives of local executive bodies were held in Petropavlovsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Aktau and Zhanaozen. The programme of regional meetings will be constantly reviewed.
The KazMunayGas National Company is the Kazakh national operator for exploration, production, processing and transportation of hydrocarbons. About 100 per cent of the KazMunayGas National Company's shares belong to the Sovereign Wealth Fund Samruk-Kazyna.