PROCUREMENT AUTOMATION AS THE FUTURE OF THE CONTRACT SYSTEM

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In the era of digital information electronic trading platforms have become an integral attribute to conduct procurement to meet public needs. Nowadays there is a consistent trend is that legislators transfer the vast majority of purchases to the electronic plane through the use of electronic trading platforms. This incentive of the legislator is attributed to a number of advantages of the electronic form of procurement procedures, which allow to increase their transparency and accessibility to an indefinite number of people. However, the role of electronic trading platforms must not be reduced solely to an electronic platform, which allows only to transfer the procurement procedure in a different form. On the contrary, the potential of electronic trading platforms can significantly simplify and automate business activities of customers, increase the efficiency of procurement not only by expanding competition but also by reducing the organizational burden on the parties of the procurement process, both customers and the participants. The purpose of the article is to present for review ways to improve the operation of electronic trading floors to automate the procurement process during competitive procedures for state and municipal needs. Research methods: formal legal, modeling, analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction. The results of the study. The article presents for review ways to optimize the operation of electronic trading platforms by attracting software and hardware when conducting competitive procedures. Ways of automation the procurement process are described, including integration of the functionality of electronic trading platforms with official registries in order to minimize the risk of a possible rejection of a participant’s procurement application when considering the second parts of applications. Other innovative services of the functionality of electronic trading platforms (auto-completion of forms, data inheritance, automated collection of proposals) have been suggested, the implementation of which will simplify and automate the process of conducting competitive procedures, reduce the administrative burden on the customer, ensure transparency and a competitive basis when holding tenders.


About the authors

Dmitry A. Kazantsev

National Research University «Higher School of Economics»

Author for correspondence.
Email: dakazant.work@gmail.com
11, Pokrovsky Boulevard, 109028, Moscow, Russia

Candidate of legal sciences, head of the Department of Legal Regulation of the B2B-Center electronic trading platform operator, lecturer in procurement-related courses

Natalya A. Mikhaleva

National Research University «Higher School of Economics»

Email: natalee004@gmail.com
11, Pokrovsky Boulevard, 109028, Moscow, Russia

Deputy Head of the Division of Antimonopoly Control of Tenders of the Office of the Federal Antimonopoly Service in Moscow, Postgraduate Student at the Graduate School of Law

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