Prosecutor’s office found United Russia flags procurement by Penza admin illegal
Penza, 7 May 2015. PenzaNews. The Leninsky area prosecutor’s office of Penza city deemed illegal the procurement procedure for United Russia party flags using the budget funds organized by the city administration under the current legislation.
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“No federal, regional, or Penza city municipal act provides for financing political parties via merchandise procurement using local budget funds,” says the reply to the earlier complaint by the CPRF faction State Duma deputy Vladimir Simagin, signed by the area prosecutor Evgeny Zudikhin.
According to the reply, the head of Penza city administration Yuri Krivov was issued a note with a request to enact disciplinary punishment on those responsible for the incident.
According to the notes published on the official government procurement website, the list originally included five street flags of Russia, six street flags of the Penza region and five more of the Penza city, each equipped with three quick links.
Moreover, the order also asked for street flag with protection jackets for storage – five State Russian flags, six Penza region flags, four Penza city flags, and two United Russia party flags.
The maximum funding for the contract has been set at 84,273.33 rubles, the source of the money being the budget of Penza.
On April 27, 2015, the city administration represented by first deputy head Victor Gvozdev, and individual entrepreneur Maya Alemaykina (“Mai” advertising agency), signed a municipal contract for procurement of the aforementioned items for a total sum of 49,903.10 rubles (34,370.23 rubles below the maximum price).
On April 30, the parties signed a complementary agreement that reduced the total cost of the procurement by 984 rubles, down to 48,919.10 rubles, due to exclusion of two United Russia flags, set at 492 rubles each, from the list of the requested items.
This fact proves that the Penza city administration decided to do away with procuring United Russia party flags for city budget funds through the municipal contract in question after the issue went public.