Pipe manufacturers have proposed a standard of purchases TBD «Gazprom»

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Manufacturers of pipes in Russia propose to introduce standard for the procurement of large diameter pipes (LDP) for «Gazprom» and to provide them with information on the company’s needs in the pipes for years 2019-2022, the materials for the meeting on the development of the pipe industry in the Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation.

Sources close to the meeting, told RIA Novosti that the meeting chaired by the Minister of industry and trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov pipe producers complained to the procurement policy of Gazprom.

Among the proposals of the representatives of the pipe industry — updating and introduction of standard of purchases TBD «Gazprom» prepared by the Federal Antimonopoly service (FAS) and the Ministry of industry and trade in 2017. In addition, the company offered «to provide the Russian pipe company information on the needs of OJSC «Gazprom» in the LDP for the medium term (2019 – 2022) in the quarterly breakdown, providing its annual actualization», according to the materials.

Standard procurement LDP provides for a ban for «Gazprom» on buying goods and services from a single supplier, follows from the draft document, a copy of which is available to RIA Novosti. An exception may be made if there are no alternative suppliers or purchase is carried out to eliminate the consequences of emergencies. The volume of purchases from a single supplier in this case can not exceed 10 thousand tons of pipes per year.

In addition, representatives of the tube companies offering to provide them with access to information on change of quotations during the auctions «Gazprom» is also offered just 15% of the required pipes to purchase of short-term contracts, the rest of the volumes for long-term. Another suggestion — the volume of single lot purchases of pipe under long-term contracts can not exceed 160 thousand tons.

The company is the winner of the procurement will be able to conclude a contract only for the supply of 60% of the pipes from the lot size, the document says. The company, which took second place, can supply 25% of the products and the company in third place — 15% of the pipes, and these participants will be able to refuse to enter into supply agreements. To determine the maximum purchase price proposed by the pricing formula and payment of 50% of deliveries «Gazprom» will have to produce the advance payment, the rest 50% — within 30 days of product shipment.