A new administrative provision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation is expected to come into force in the near future. The provision will regulate the procedure for reviewing complaints during the posting of state and municipal orders.

As compared with the previous regulation, the latest one has clarified, specified and brought in line many aspects of complaint review procedure with current legislation and resulting practice. Indeed, the number of possible subjects whose actions may be disputed has been expanded, along with the list of situations when complaints may be made. Additionally, the latest regulation outlines the timeframes. Specifically, a committee decision may be challenged in court within three months of having been adopted.

The amendments support the creation of a transparent market for state purchases in the Russian Federation.

[Order No. 498 of the Antimonopoly Service of the Russian Federation “On Adopting the Administrative Provision of the Federal Antimonopoly Service on Fulfilling the State Function of Reviewing Complaints on the Action (Non-Action) of a Buyer, an Authorised Body, a Specialised Organisation, a Tender/Auction/Quoting Committee, and an Operator of an Electronic Trading Platform when Posting an Order for the Delivery of Goods/Works/Services, including Posting Orders for Energy Services for State, Municipal and Budgetary Institution Needs”, dated 24 July 2012]