Law enforcement agencies

Groundless disqualification in above-threshold procurements: Article 30 of the Law provides an exclusive list of grounds for participant rejection. Rejecting a participant on any grounds other than those established in the article is illegal. Moreover, the reasons for rejection must be clearly substantiated, referencing the specific points of the tender documentation that the proposal fails to meet.

Responsible institutions

Office of the Attorney General

010000, Nur-Sultan, Mangilik El Avenue, 14.

Functions and tasks

According to Article 4 of the Constitutional Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On the Prosecutor’s Office,” one of the tasks of the prosecution authorities is to identify and eliminate violations of law, as well as their root causes and consequences. In compliance with Subparagraph 1 of Article 5, the Office exercises supreme oversight over the legality of the activities carried out by federal, state, and local legislative and executive bodies, self-governing agencies, their officials, and other organizations regardless of ownership type, as well as over the enactments and decisions they issue.

According to Paragraph 2 of Article 8, the state of legal compliance is analyzed remotely by prosecutors, without site visits to the entities or objects under scrutiny. This is achieved through the evaluation of statistical data, information from federal and international organizations, media outlets, case files in civil and criminal matters, administrative offense cases, and other sources.

The findings of the legal compliance assessment are documented in a report. Based on the results, either prosecutorial oversight actions are taken or responsive actions are implemented in accordance with the Law.

Legal and Legislative Rationale

About Certain Matters of the Prosecutor's Offices of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Additional Information

Grievances and petitions can be submitted through the following means:

  • Online via the Egov web portal;
  • Mailed through Kazakhstan Post offices;
  • Dropped in a complaint and petition box at the department’s checkpoint.

Forms of documents

Anti-Corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan

Prevention, detection, suppression, disclosure, and investigation of economic and financial offenses.

010000, Nur-Sultan city, S. Seifullin street, 37.

Functions and tasks

According to Subparagraph 2 of Article 20 of the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On Countering Corruption,” the designated authority for countering corruption identifies the causes and conditions facilitating the commission of corrupt offenses within the operations of governmental bodies, organizations, and entities of the quasi-governmental sector, in compliance with this Law.

In accordance with Subparagraph 2 of Paragraph 1 of Article 21 of the Law “On Countering Corruption,” the designated authority, upon discovering any violations of the anti-corruption laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan, takes corrective measures as established by the legislation.

Within the context of public procurement, the agency conducts activities to detect corrupt practices.

According to Anti-Corruption (AntiKor) data for the year 2022, one in every five corruption crimes occurs in the field of public procurement. Notable instances of corruption include:

  • Extortion-based large-scale bribery
  • Bribery and misappropriation of budgetary funds
  • Kickbacks and preferential treatment in public procurement

Legal and Legislative Rationale

On some issues of the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan for Civil Service Affairs and the Anti-corruption Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Anti-Corruption Service)

Regulatory and Legal Acts Governing the Activities of Anti-Corruption Authorities

Additional Information

Communication Channels

Forms of documents