Auditors found violations in tenders of Ukrgazvydobuvannia

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The off-schedule inspection conducted by the internal audit of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine revealed a series of violations in tenders on the part of Ukrgazvydobuvannia.

It is reported in the article “Love me tender: how Groysman uses procurements of Ukrgazvydobuvannia against Kobolev“.

Among them – the tender of 2016 for purchasing slabs for paving ways to drilling derricks of Ukrgazvydobuvannia. The state company wanted to buy 30,000 of these panels. According to the calculations of its experts, the expected cost of the lot would be UAH 96.5 million. The auditors have disagreed with this.

“A UAH 10 million error was found in the formula for the estimated cost. The actual estimated cost should have really amounted to UAH 86.5 million. The requirements for the panel manufacturers were also surprising”, as reported by the source.

Another example is connected with the methanol procurements by Ukrgazvydobuvannia in 2016. At the time, the market price for this alcohol was $750-760 per tonne, but the state company purchased it as a minimum at $820 per tonne from the trading house “Shchekinoazot Ukraine”, and sometimes – at $829 per tonne from LLC Impekt and at $835 per tonne from LLC Ukratomservis.

However, as it was stated, these examples are nothing against the background of the main auditors’ claims. Great deal of questions is to the contractors engaged by Ukrgazvydobuvannia for drilling 90 wells. The total price of this project is UAH 13 billion.