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Ministry of Economic Development terminated half a billion IT contract with Voskhod Research Institute

Customers: Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation (Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Economic Development)

Moscow; State and social structures

Product: FGIS (individual development)

Project date: 2019/09
Project's budget: 586 400 000 руб.

2022: Termination of contract with Research Institute "Sunrise"

On May 11, 2022 it became known that the Ministry of Economic Development (Ministry of Economic Development) terminated with subordinated to MintsifryNIya "Rising" the government contract on creation of the digital platform of lawmaking. The amount of the contract was 586.4 million rubles.

The creation of the system "National Unified Environment for Interaction of All Participants in the Rulemaking Process in the Preparation of Regulatory Decisions," according to the agreement, was to be completed on March 31, 2022. The contract was terminated on March 24. The tender for the creation of the platform was published in early September 2019. In addition to the winning Voskhod, Krok Incorporated participated in the open competition.

The system was created as part of the federal project "Digital State Administration" of the state program "Information Society." According to the order of the Ministry of Digital Affairs No. 183 of April 20, 2020 on the approval of the plan-schedule for the implementation of the state program, the law-making platform should begin work no later than December 31, 2022. The pilot implementation of the system was to be completed no later than December 31, 2021.

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As of May 2022, the Ministry of Economic Development is working on the issue of continuing to develop a Unified Interaction Environment, representatives of the ministry told CNews. - Developments of "Voskhod" may be taken into account in future works.
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Representatives of the Voskhod Research Institute could not comment on the termination of the contract.

As follows from the contract card on the public procurement website, the agreement was terminated for two reasons. The first of them is that the Interdepartmental Supercomputer Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences (JSCC RAS), based on the results of a study of documents, came to the conclusion that it is "impossible to achieve" the goals and objectives of the system established by the state contract and technical task. The conclusion was made on July 22, 2021. The conclusion of the JSCC RAS is due to changes in the regulatory legal framework, it follows from the document.

The second reason for the termination is the "position of the Ministry of Digital," which the ministry stated in its letter in early December 2021. There are no details about this position in the document.

According to the public procurement portal, on December 27, 2019, Voskhod was fined 610.8 thousand rubles. for the delay in fulfilling the obligations provided for in the contract for the creation of the system. In addition, on April 30, 2021, the contractor was charged another fine in the amount of 100 thousand rubles. for improper fulfillment of obligations. The latter, according to the letter of demand for payment of the fine, is related to the validity period of the bank guarantee submitted by the executor.

In addition, the Ministry of Economic Development in December 2020 concluded an additional agreement with Voskhod, which shifted the completion date by 3.5 months. Initially, they were supposed to end on December 10, 2021; an additional agreement established the date March 31, 2022.

For the first stage of the work performed in 2019 (in less than two months: from October 28, 2019 to December 10, 2019), the ministry paid 208.3 million rubles to Voskhod. There were no claims to the scope and quality of the work performed, in addition to the delay.

The system will allow you to abandon paper document circulation and open access to joint editing of texts of draft regulatory legal acts online, follows from the terms of reference. The implementation of the platform will subsequently "increase the flexibility of regulation and the speed of introducing changes and accelerate decision-making,"[1] said in documents[2]

Notes

  1. [https://www.cnews.ru/news/top/2022-05-11_minek_rastorglo_polumilliardnyj the Ministry of Economic Development
  2. terminated a half-billion-dollar IT contract with the Voskhod Research Institute.]