KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Kyrgyz Republic
Respondent Agency Ministry of Finance
Date of First Submission Friday, June 24, 2011
Date of Last Update Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Part A.  Country Public Procurement Profile (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Does your country have a central Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with legal authority through legislative enactment, executive decree or administrative regulation to act as functional and normative body in public procurement?
a.      Yes
2 The PPA’s mandates involve the following responsibilities (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       formulation of procurement policy and regulations
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
e.       procurement complaint review
g.       professional advise and guidance in public procurement
h.      procurement capacity development and training
i.        quality assurance and accreditation for procurement training
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
b.      Prime Minister’s Office
Others (please specify):
4 Number of people employed by the PPA: (Please provide an organizational chart of the PPA and email address for communication, if possible)
a. 3 -5 staff
Email address for communication with PPA:  m.akjigitov@minfin.kg; melis01@mail.re
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:  www.goszakupki.gov.kg
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       procurement related regulations and documents
b.      news, events and policy initiatives related to public procurement
c.       interaction with users through procurement forum, Q&A, customer survey & feedback, policy dialogue & experience sharing, etc
e.       posting of  procurement plan(s)
f.       specific opportunities and notices for bidders
g.       posting of contract award with name of the winning bidder and contract value
h.      posting of overview and resolutions to complaints
i.        centralized online system for procurement monitoring of procuring entities
Other functions (please specify):
7 Do you have a public procurement law or any other regulatory act with legislative power? (Please provide a link or a scanned copy of its English version.) If yes, which of following are true (please select as many as applicable, one per line)?
a.       the scope of the law covers all procurement handled by public entities including foreign funded procurements but excluding goods and services for national security purpose only
b.      the scope the law excludes entire defense procurement
d.      the law does not cover procurement conducted by public utilities
g.       the law establishes a fully decentralized system for procurement decision making with no prior review (i.e. each procuring entity is fully responsible for its procurement)
k.      the law mandates standardization of procurement practices mandating use of common procedures and standard bidding documents and forms
o.      the law provides for an administrative review mechanism for complaint that allows bidder to challenge procuring entity’s decision before filing for judicial review to the court
Link to public procurement law, if any:
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
Others (please specify):  Financing of consulting services for development of strategic plan is under WB consideration.
9 What kind of initiatives and assistance in your view is needed to improve your public procurement system in the near future? [Please select your five most important initiatives among the choices, one per line.]
f.       Launch communication campaign to improve public awareness of country’s public procurement policy
h.      Analyze the structure and business practices of PPA and support efforts to improve its capacity and performance
Others (please specify):
Additional notes, if any:
10 What is the size of the public procurement of your country? Please select the closest corresponding values based on most recent available information or your rough assessment?
I. Average annual procurement under national and local budget
d.    between US$ 200 million to 500 million
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
Part B.  e-Government Procurement Planning (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Has your government formed or implemented a concrete plan for development of e-Gp?  Please select only one answer.  (If yes, please email a copy of the plan to mkhaltarpurev@adb.org).
e.   No, there is no formal plan or agenda for e-Gp
2 Which of the following best describes the functionality of your planned e-Gp initiatives? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
b.      regional or local websites for publishing and sharing all local information related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
3 Do you have plans to implement any new e-Gp system at the national level? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
b.      regional or local websites for publishing and sharing all local information related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
e.        system for bidders to download bidding documents and RFPs in response to the published procurement notices
f.       e-bidding system for bidders to submit their bid or proposals online and observe the online public opening of the bid
g.       e-contracting system which allows award notification and contract signing through the system
h.      e-payment system which allows invoicing and payment through the system
i.        online reverse auctions or electronic negotiations
j.        online purchasing from e-catalogs or supplier marketplace
k.      electronic evaluation of bidders technical and financial proposals
l.        electronic supplier registration system
m.    Government Procurement (credit) card transaction reporting and reconciliation system
n.      System for receiving bid securities or guarantees
4 Does the scope of your e-GP plans include the following? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line, and please provide a copy of the relevant documents if possible.)
a.    improving legal architecture to facilitate e-Gp system implementation
c.   Obtaining/searching funding support for e-Gp system enhancement
d.    creation of necessary IT infrastructure
g.    piloting e-Gp module
h.   drafting amendments to the public procurement law and its implementing rules and   regulations to facilitate  e-Gp operations
i.   generating public awareness and conducting consultation with suppliers to promote development of e-Gp system