On January 31, 2017, in the framework of the 2nd conference on "Support of small and medium-sized businesses by the State Company Russian Highways," Sergei Kelbakh, Avtodor Board Chairman and Roman Starovoit, the Head of the Federal Road Agency, signed the cooperation agreement to support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in the transport industry.
"The Federal Road Agency and the State Company Avtodor have been cooperating continuously." This agreement simply places our joint operation in the legal framework," said Roman Starovoit.
"The cooperation was, is and will continue. This agreement is intended to clarify our coordination techniques. All collaboration tools are already in use," said Sergey Kelbakh after the signing ceremony.
According to the document, the parties intend to create conditions to increase the share of procurement of works, goods and services (especially innovative and high-tech products) from small and medium-sized businesses.
In addition, the State Company Avtodor and the Federal Road Agency will inform each other about planned volume of procurements in the short and long term, as well as about their current and future technological needs. The parties intend to prepare the proposals jointly to improve the laws of the Russian Federation providing for SME’s participation in procurement.
Under the said agreement, it is planned to create a branch registry of trustworthy partners among SMEs.
The agreement was concluded for an indefinite period and shall enter into force upon signing.
It is to be reminded that on March 1, 2016, Avtodor and the Federal Corporation for Small and Medium Business Development signed a cooperation agreement. The cooperation of the parties involves the provision of methodological support to SMEs on participation in the procurement of the State Company, as well as organization of business informing about the corporate quality management system, the range of current and future technological needs of Avtodor, as well as the planned volume of purchase in the short and long term.
The State Company Avtodor was established in 2009. The company’s goal is to develop a network of express toll roads, encourage off-budget investments and develop service area facilities. Avtodor State Company is the trust manager of M-1 Belarus Highway, M-4 Don Highway and M-3 Ukraine Highway and a new express M-11 Highway “Moscow-Saint-Petersburg”. The State Company carries out their comprehensive reconstruction. Avtodor is the executive company in charge of building the Central Ring Road (CRR) in Moscow and Moscow region. The State Company uses the mechanisms of public-private partnership (PPP) for implementation of all major projects.
Federal Road Agency (Rosavtodor) is a federal executive body, which provides public services and administers the state property in the area of road transport and road infrastructure, including in the area of road registration, as well as providing public services in the field of transport security in this area.