Tymoshenko: Tender procurement law provides simplification of procedures

09:43, 15 February 2008
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She does not understand why this law is subject of a political debate

Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko doesn’t understand why the Verkhovna Rada’s adoption in its first reading of the bill “On procurement of goods, works and services at public costs” is a subject of a political debate, according to the government’s press-office.

The Head of Government stated that “the passed in its first reading bill the Government had worked through with Association of Ukrainian cities and with those who are guided by tender legislation”. According to Yulia Tymoshenko, “the Presidential Secretariat has fully encouraged this document, first deputy head of the Presidential Secretariat Oleksandr Shlapak has signed it and during consideration it has been supported by “Our Ukraine-People’s Self-Defense” group. That’s why I can’t understand why this “not nice” political situation around this law emerged,” the Prime Minister announced.

Yulia Tymoshenko assured that during consideration of this bill in its second reading all proposals put forward during its first reading would be taken into consideration.

“All tender procedures will be simplified absolutely free of charge,” the Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed.

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