The Ministry of Defence created advantages to particular companies for forest conservation contracts

15-03-2016 | 17:51

Moscow Arbitration Court confirmed legitimacy of a decision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS Russia) regarding the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation. The Ministry violated the antimonopoly law by creating advantages to particular companies for entering into forest conservations, protection and regeneration contracts (Part 1 Article 15 of the Federal Law “On Protection of Competition”).

The case was opened upon materials forwarded to the antimonopoly body from the Audit Chamber with regard to the violations exposed in the course of inspections of the state and use of forests located on the lands included in the Forestry Fund and defence and security lands, as well as spending funds from the federal budget in this field.

Having studied the materials the FAS Commission established that in 2013 the Ministry of Defence had issued orders giving the right to conclude contacts for forest conservations, protection and regeneration to a subordinate body:  the Regional Forestry Office.

In its turn, the Regional Forestry Office concluded contracts for forest conservations, protection and regeneration works, simultaneously selling logging woodlands within the boundaries of Morozovo Forest Service, Nizhneudinsk and Bratsk sections of Nizhneudinsk Forest Service of the Ministry of Defence without competitive procedures.

“Thus, the regulator’s orders created a preferential position for single executors depriving other economic entities of a possibility to realize their right to conclude government contracts”, commented the Head of FAS Department for Control over Construction and Natural Resources, Vladimir Kudryavtsev.

The Ministry of Defence, however, disagreed with the decision of the antimonopoly authority and filed a lawsuit.

The Court took the FAS position.

Источник: Росбалт - Москва. Новости

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