Analysis of law enforcement indicates that there are certain gaps in the legislative regulation of responsibility for abuses in the above-mentioned sphere by persons representing the interests of state or municipal customers, as well as persons performing state or municipal contracts- says the explanatory note to the draft law.
As a result, two new articles are proposed for the Criminal Code. One of them introduces liability for “abuses in the procurement of goods, works, services to meet state or municipal needs,” punishment for it can be a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles, or imprisonment for up to three years (up to seven years in the event of prior agreement or significant damage).
Another article establishes the penalty for bribing an employee of a contract service, a contract manager or a member of the procurement commission. Such a violation can be expected to be punished with a fine in the amount of 300 thousand to 500 thousand rubles or with imprisonment for up to three years with a fine of up to 10 multiple of the bribe (from seven to 12 years with prior agreement or crimes on a large scale).
Recall earlier, Vladimir Putin said that the law on public procurement helps to maintain a competitive environment in Russia, but with rogues in this area need to fight.