All types of violations

Planning for Excessive Quantity of Product

Procurement Purchasing entities are planning for the procurement of goods, works, and services in volumes that exceed their actual requirements.

 For example, an organization buys 100 computers while only having a staff of 50, or a hospital purchases an excessively large volume of gasoline  (compared to the previous year or other hospitals).

To identify this kind of violation, the following steps are necessary:

  • Examine organizations’ procurement plans.
  • Access external sources of information to determine actual needs.
  • Conduct expert assessments to compare the identified needs with the planned procurement volumes.

For uncovering such violations, the public module “Analysis of Kazakhstan  Public Procurement Data” can be used:

  1. Identify the category of purchasers for study. For focused analysis, consider categories such as:
  • Geographical groups—perhaps you are monitoring procurements within your city.
  • Functional groups—maybe you are specializing in the procurements of schools/hospitals/municipalities.
  • Procurement methods—perhaps you are interested in plans with non-competitive procurement methods.

2. Generate a list of plans for the chosen group of purchasers using the “Table of Plan Items.” Filter the list, for example by “school,” to select all purchasers mentioning schools in their name. This will result in a list of all plan items for further analysis.

3. Note that plans with large sums and similar line items among various organizations are of particular interest.

4. Links to plan items will allow for the assessment of the quantity of products being purchased, aiding in the evaluation of actual needs.

5. External sources of data regarding the organization’s activities are necessary for either confirming or refuting the identified needs.

For more details on using the business analytics module for public monitoring, consult the webinar materials “Public Monitoring of Kazakhstan’s Government Procurement” (module instruction from 1:52:02 to 2:16:00).

Responsible institutions

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.

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.

Office of the Attorney General

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

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.

Purchasing examples

A purchaser ordered the construction of a detention facility with a 1500-person capacity, despite there being an existing (and not fully occupied) 650-person facility in the area.

“The Criminal Corrections Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan ordered the construction of a detention facility in Uralsk city in 2013, slated for completion by 2017. The need for a 1500-person temporary holding facility in Uralsk is unclear, as the city already has an older 650-person detention facility that is, at best, two-thirds full, as well as a new high-security prison.”