MPs did not support draft law 5289 and sent it again for the first reading. Transparency International Ukraine urged not to vote for this draft law.

Its authors claim that it is designed to facilitate procurement for social spheres in territorial communities. However, the document provides for the abolition of mandatory simplified procurement for most procuring entities. This threatens to put about UAH 40 bln of expenses per year into the shadows.

The Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Finance, National Agency on Corruption Prevention, SE ProZorro, a number of civil society organizations, and public figures also warned about the threats of the draft law.

The DOZORRO project team will develop proposals for the draft law to protect and improve simplified procurement.