The EU funded Project: “Harmonisation of Public Procurement System in Ukraine with EU Standards” commenced work in Kiev on 11 November 2013. The Project is being implemented by a consortium led by CROWN AGENTS Ltd and will operate until November 2017. The other members of the consortium are the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply and BDO Ltd.

The Project’s scope of activity covers the reform of the public procurement system. Accordingly, the Project is working to contribute to the development of a solid and consistent public finance management through the establishment of a comprehensive and transparent regulatory framework for public procurement, an efficient public procurement institutional infrastructure, the accountability and integrity of public authorities in regard to public procurement. The Project has also contributed to the establishment and development of the Ukrainian state aid system.

Support activities are primarily focused on expert advice on policies, legislation and institutional structures and operations together with a range of training activities and awareness raising and public outreach activities and initiatives.

The main beneficiaries of the Project are the Ukrainian Ministry of Economic Development and Trade (MEDT) and the Anti-Monopoly Committee of Ukraine (AMCU). At the same time, the scope of work of the Project anticipates collaboration with a wider range of stakeholders including the Cabinet of Ministers, the Parliament (Verkhovna Rada), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Justice, the Accounting Chamber, the State Financial Inspection and other organisations involved and with an interest in the public procurement and state aid sectors.