Small businesses to provide state companies with goods and services

Small businesses to provide state companies with goods and services Small and medium enterprises will be able to provide state companies and natural monopolies with goods and services. State companies need to increase the total value of contracts for procurement with small companies up to five times by 2018.

These guidelines are in a new road map, which was prepared by the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). The rules for the largest customers of products and services to work with small and medium businesses will be registered in the legislation, as well as in government regulations.

We are talking about huge sums. Each year state-owned companies and natural monopolies spend about 7 trillion RUR on goods and services. But they prefer to work with big businesses, subsidiaries and affiliated companies, the ASI notes. The share of small and medium businesses does not exceed 10 percent in the contracts. It must increase up to 25 percent according to ASI's plans.

It is not an easy task to assess the readiness of state-owned companies and small business for such changes, the head of the working group for the roadmap development Sergei Fakhretdinov says.

During this week the map will be sent to relevant federal authorities for approval.