PJSC Rosseti will be an official partner of the First Small Business Forum of the SCO and BRICS Regions, to be held from October 21 to October 23, 2015 in the capital of Bashkortostan. The company's representatives will also participate in the Forum's work as experts.
"On the discussion panels of the Forum, our company together with other participants will actively discuss the issues of legislative support of small and medium businesses," Director of Procurement Department of PJSC Rosseti Yuriy Zafesov said at a Moscow press conference dedicated to the First Small Business Forum of the SCO and BRICS Regions. "We believe, there is the need to implement a complex of measures in the near future in order for small and medium businesses to have a real opportunity to participate in the procurement of public companies and state monopolies. As we know, last year the Government of the Russian Federation issued a decree, specific mechanisms were created to support small and medium businesses, special quotas were determined for them in the amount of 10% of direct purchases and 18% including subcontracted works under the contracts. First of all, in order to fulfil legal obligations of state-owned companies, it is necessary to optimize their assets, to liquidate non-core business. Subsequently, this volume can be transferred to the companies of small and medium level. At the upcoming Forum, Rosseti would like to share its experiences and pilot projects on successful implementation of these regulations. Since 2001, we have systematically carried out the regulation of procurement activity. Last year, the number of direct agreements concluded with small and medium businesses made about 28% in our company's total. As of the first half of 2015, this figure was at 31%."
The First Small Business Forum of the SCO and BRICS Regions will be held from October 21 to October 23 2015 in the capital of Bashkortostan. It is expected that over 500 delegates will participate in the Forum's work, among them are the heads of the companies of small and medium businesses of Russia and foreign countries, representatives of business associations and government authorities, leaders of the expert community, as well as official international and regional delegations, representatives of the SCO and BRICS countries.
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