Abnormally Rapid Contract Execution
An indicator of potential collusion or corruption might be instances of excessively fast contract closures, especially towards the end of the year.
Steps to take:
- Gather information from the public procurements portal;
- Request procurement-related information from the Contracting Entity;
- If possible, carry out onsite monitoring of the delivery of goods, work, and services;
- In case of identified violations, contact the appropriate government agency, e.g., the Federal/Local Procurement Violation Authority for procurement violations or the State Architectural and Construction Oversight Office (SACOO) for construction-related breaches, etc.
Management of Local Government Administrations (Akimats) in Kazakhstan
Internal Government Audit Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan (IGAC)
Oversight of Compliance with the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Procurement Legislation, including Desk Audits
010000, Nur-Sultan city, Zhenis Avenue, 11.gov.kz/memleket/entities/kvga/about/structure/departments/leadership/1188/1?lang=ru
Regional Internal Audit Departments of the Republic of Kazakhstan (RIADs)
Territorial Divisions of the Internal Government Audit Committee of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Conducting Scheduled On-Site Audits
010000, Nur-Sultan city, Zhenis Ave, 11.gov.kz/memleket/entities/kvga/about/structure/100/1?lang=ru
Office of the Attorney General
010000, Nur-Sultan, Mangilik El Avenue, 14.gov.kz/memleket/entities/prokuror/contacts?lang=ru
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.gov.kz/memleket/entities/anticorruption/contacts?lang=ru
According to the documents, the repair work was completed in 2 weeks, but on inspection, it turned out to be an arcade reconstruction
“On December 9th, 2021, the city's Housing and Utilities Department and LLC "AS-Service" entered into a state procurement contract for the current repair of the arcade in the First President's Square for a total amount of 158 million tenge. This amount included: dismantling of the façade of 11 columns and electric cables; complete dismantling of 2 columns; tin works; installation of fibro-concrete, travertine stone, and granite products; production of decorative fibro-concrete using English technology: making models and molds, casting products in color with quartz coating and sandblasting; lighting of the arcade columns. All works were completed, according to the signed acts, in just a week - the renovated arcade was handed over by the contractor on December 15th, 2021.”