During the first year of operation, the 24-hour error correction functionality helped save the country at least UAH 2.25 bln. This was achieved despite the fact that only in 46% of all cases of providing 24 hours for correction, participants did make changes and were awarded, and the Law is rather limited and allows to make changes only in two cases: in documents confirming the right to sign and meeting the qualification criteria. The amount saved is comparable to taxpayers’ expenses for the State Management of Affairs in 2021, which ensures the activity of the President of Ukraine, the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, and other subsidiary bodies.
Relatively many participants make mistakes in documents confirming the qualification criteria and the right to sign, but not very often. 40% of all procuring entities in above-threshold procurement at least once managed to provide with them 28% of all participants in these procurement transactions in 15% of abovethreshold lots.
Participants mostly used the opportunity to make changes to the bid if procuring entities gave it (84% of cases). However, slightly less than half of them (46%) were awarded.
We do not have a comprehensive answer to the question of why individual participants do not make changes to the bid. However, this may be affected by the need to make changes on weekends, a lack of understanding of how the 24-hour functionality for error correction works, violations on the part of the procuring entity, and so on.
Procuring entities are significantly more likely to detect errors in documents confirming qualification criteria than in documents confirming the right to sign (90% of mentions versus 9% in procuring entities’ requirements). However, also quite often (17% of mentions), procuring entities asked to correct inconsistencies that most likely are not allowed to be corrected. In particular, this indicates that there is a request for a wider list of documents that can be corrected.