In June 2015, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change in the access to public tenders.



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Public procurement access

On 26 June 2015 the Russian Government approved Decree No. 1193-p. The decree instructs the Ministry of Industry and Trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Communications and the Federal Security Service of Russia to develop and approve in two months' time the criteria and procedures for the classification the integrated circuits (microchips) into the category of locally produced goods.
They are necessary in order to define:

  • The mechanism for classification of integrated circuits (microchips) to the category of locally produced goods;
  • The priority of locally-produced integrated circuits over integrated circuits that originate from foreign countries in line with Federal Law No. 223-FZ of 18 July 2011. 
  • Prohibition and restriction of the access of goods, originating from foreign countries, to public procurement orders in accordance with the provisions of Federal Law 44-FZ of April 5, 2013 "About the contractual system in the sphere procurement of goods, works, services for state and municipal needs".

In an official press release of 28 May 2015, the Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Mr Viktor Evtukhov clarified: "If a production meetsthe criteria of a "Russian product" '...', the production will be admitted to public procurement, and will be able to qualify for various preferences'.
In line with Decree No. 1193, the Russian Ministry of Industry has prepared and submitted for public comment with deadline 18 August 2015 a draft decision of the Russian Government "On Amending Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation dated 17 July 2015 No. 719" which regulates microchips in addition to pharmaceutical products and medical devices. In the draft law is proposed it to enter into force on 1 October 2015.