On Thursday, April 30, members of the Ukrainian Parliament are supposed to consider draft law No. 3132, which is meant to improve upon the work of the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine concerning procurement, namely contesting tenders.

Transparency International Ukraine urges not to vote for this document, since it contains a high risk of corruption, may legally cripple the public procurement sector and contradicts Ukraine’s international commitments.

The draft law proposed amendments to the Law of Ukraine “On the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine,” yet, no changes are intended to be made to the designated Law “On Public Procurement.”

For instance, the newly created Commission on Review of Complaints will not include authorized public officials who are AMCU members. This does not comply with the provisions of the Law “On Public Procurement,” which says directly that it is authorized public officials who review complaints.

Instead, draft law No. 3132 allows the Anti-Monopoly Committee to review the decisions of this Commission. The AMCU effectively replaces the body of appeal, which means a significant risk of corruption and lack of independence of the future commission. This contradicts Ukraine’s commitments undertaken as part of the Ukraine — EU Association Agreement, namely Chapter 8 “Public Procurement.”

Transparency International Ukraine urges MPs to redirect the draft law to further editing and to make sure respective changes are included in the specialized Law of Ukraine “On Public Procurement.”

The AMCU effectively replaces the body of appeal, which means a significant risk of corruption and lack of independence of the future commission. This contradicts Ukraine’s commitments undertaken as part of the Ukraine — EU Association Agreement, namely Chapter 8 “Public Procurement.”

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