In 2020, Ukrenergo saved UAH 527 million on procurement, that is almost 13% of the expected value of the purchased goods, works, and services. Savings on domestic procurement amounted to almost UAH 302 million, and on external procurement (carried out according to the rules of international financial institutions) – about UAH 225 million.
In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and the quarantine restrictions, introduced in March, became key factors influencing procurement processes and supply chains in general. However, Ukrenergo managed to adapt to the new working conditions. As a result, in 2020 the Company held more than 3,300 tenders to meet its needs for the necessary goods, works, and services.
In addition, Ukrenergo responded quickly to new challenges and promptly procured personal protective equipment for its staff (protective masks, thermometers, disinfectants, etc.).
To comply with the quarantine requirements in external procurement, Ukrenergo switched to providing tender documents to bidders in electronic form. Besides, online meetings with bidders were held and bid opening video broadcasts were arranged. There were companies from 27 countries participating in international tenders.
In 2020, Ukrenergo had its first auctioning in Prozorro.Sale. The Company successfully held seven auctions for the lease of premises that are not currently in use, with a total area of almost 2 thousand square metres. This provided additional revenue in the amount of about UAH 77 thousand per month during the lease term, while the Company’s costs for the maintenance of these facilities decreased. Traditionally, on this platform, the Company was selling scrap metal, used transformer oils, lubricants, batteries, and other illiquid assets worth over UAH 38 million.
The key achievement of the year was certification of supply chain management system according to international CIPS standards. Ukrenergo became the first company in Ukraine with its procurement system certified according to the highest criteria, confirmed compliance with international standards, national legislation, and ethical standards, as well as certified transparency and efficiency of procurement processes and their protection against corruption risks.
“We will not rest on our laurels and will continue to improve procurement processes based on the best world practices and recommendations of leading industry institutions in this field. International standards are accumulated experience, the application of which allows to minimize risks and ensure maximum efficiency in the implementation of the supply chain. Our next goal is the second level of certification according to CIPS (Standard Award) as an international standard of procurement efficiency and the level of anti-corruption control”, said Maryna Bezrukova, member of the Management Board of NPC Ukrenergo.
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