OLEG KORNEEV: NATIONAL CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY PROJECTS MUST BE BASED ON THE PRINCIPLES OF COMPETITION
“Russia is executing several national projects, some of which are related directly or indirectly to the construction industry, and the work on them must be done in close connection with No.618 Presidential Order that approved the National Plan for Developing Competition in Russia. Improving the construction sector under the frame of various programmes and projects, it should be remembered that development of the construction industry should be based on the principles of competition”, said Head of FAS Department for Control over Construction and Natural Resources, Oleg Korneev, at the Plenary session ofthe All-Russia Conference on the “Strategy for developing the construction industry in the Russian Federation”.
He also outlined the practice of administrative appeal of actions of the authorities and network companies to FAS.
Until 10 August 2018, FAS considered complaints about the construction authorities and network companies under the fast-track procedure only on two grounds: breaching the deadline for the procedures included in the Exhaustive List* or requirements are set to perform a procedure that is not specified by the List.
Today, developers or designers can also appeal to the competition authority under the fast-track procedure if they were unlawfully refused to accept documents or unlawful requirements were set to their documents.
“We will consider a complaint within seven days, make a decision on it, and issue a binding order to the violator in the person of the authority or a network company and impose a fine. Business can promptly protect their rights approaching FAS. We will be able to restore justice, however, only if developers do not sweep the issue under the carpet, so we call upon you to actively protect your rights and are ready to offer full support to you in this aspect”, concluded the speaker.
* No. 403 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 30.04.2014;
No. 1138 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 07.11.2016;
No. 1504 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 27.12.2016;
No. 346 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 28.03.2017;
No. 452 Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of 17.04.2017.
All-Russia Conference on the “Strategy for developing the construction industry in the Russian Federation” is supported by the Russian Ministry of Construction and the Analytical Centre at the Government of the Russian Federation. The event was organized by “Interregional Construction Complex” Association of Construction Companies” Self-Regulated Organization, “Interregional Designers Association” Association of Design Companies” Self-Regulated Organization and a co-organizer was the National Construction Association.