12 February 2024, 16:35
The Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Olzhas Bektenov instructed to radically simplify and accelerate public procurement and procurement of quasi-public sector with an increase in the share of domestic goods.
Head of the Government emphasized that the current procedures often lead to deliberate delaying of public procurement processes, resulting in slowing down the implementation of new projects and the development of the economy as a whole.
"Here we need to go boldly, as the current procurement system slows down everything. A whole illegal business has emerged around the procedure for appealing tenders. We must fundamentally change the situation so that we do not return to this issue again," Olzhas Bektenov said at the meeting in the Government.
At the same time, he emphasized the need to significantly increase the share of domestic goods in procurement through appropriate incentive mechanisms. This includes support for new industries that have not yet been established in Kazakhstan.
Olzhas Bektenov instructed government agencies to work with experts and the business community as soon as possible to develop the necessary measures and include them in the legislative amendments, which are under consideration in Parliament.
During the discussion, the Chairman of the Presidium of the National Chamber of Entrepreneurs "Atameken" Raimbek Batalov supported the voiced approaches and confirmed the readiness to actively work together with the ministries for their implementation.
The meeting also addressed the issues of launching a unified digital platform of public administration "QazTech" and reforming the housing policy.#Olzhas Bektenov #The Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan #Digitalization #Legislations #SME