The state Duma has toughened responsibility for abuse in public procurement
MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. The state Duma on Thursday passed in the third and final reading a bill toughening criminal responsibility for violations in public procurement. The initiative was introduced by the President of the Russian Federation.
The law complements the criminal code (CC) of the Russian Federation with new articles: 200.4 “Abuses in the procurement of goods, works, services for state or municipal needs” and 200.5 “Bribery of employee of contract service, contract Manager, member of the Commission on the implementation of the procurement”.
In addition, the amendments proposed in article 304 of the criminal code liability for provocation of bribery in procurement and to amend article 46 of the criminal code on penalties.
Abuse in public procurement
According to the new wording of article 200.4, punishes “violation of legislation on contract system in procurement of goods, works, services for state and municipal needs, committed out of mercenary or other personal interest of the persons who are not officers, or persons performing managerial functions in commercial or other organization”.
If major damage, then set the maximum punishment — imprisonment up to 3 years. In case of large damage, or the Commission of an offence by a group of persons by prior conspiracy followed by imprisonment up to 7 years.