Source: procurement of pipes for «Gazprom» will settle the working group

© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova in photomontages OAO Gazprom. Archival photoSource: procurement of pipes for «Gazprom» will settle the working group© RIA Novosti / Kirill to Kallinikova the image Bank

The Ministry of industry and trade of the Russian Federation organizes a working group to resolve differences concerning the mechanism of procurement of pipes between their producers and Gazprom, reported RIA Novosti a source familiar with the meeting, which on Thursday was held by the head of Department Denis Manturov.

Sources close to the meeting, told RIA Novosti that the event producers of pipes made claims against the procurement policy of Gazprom, which, in their view ceased to respect the principles of transparency and fairness for the Russian manufacturers of large diameter pipes (LDP). Manufacturers, in particular, I propose to introduce a standard of purchases TBD «Gazprom» and to provide them with information on the company’s needs in the pipes for years 2019-2022.

«The Ministry of industry and trade assigns the FAS to send to «Gazprom» algorithm of organization of competitive procedures for the procurement of «Gazprom». The Ministry of industry and trade will organize a working group composed of representatives of the Ministry of industry and trade, FAS, Gazprom and pipe producers in LDP to discuss the algorithm and consensus building», — the interlocutor told RIA Novosti.

«If consensus can not find in the working group, the question of the organization of competitive procedures for the procurement of «Gazprom» will be discussed in the agenda of the next meeting, devoted to problems of ferrous metallurgy under the leadership of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev,» he concluded.

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