Public Procurement - 2011
Public procurement law in Kazakhstan is regulated by Law in Public Procurement enacted in 29 December 2009 (PPL).
In the EBRD 2010 assessment PPL scored low to medium compliance in the region.
In Kazakhstan there is no independent regulatory authority for PP. A unit in the Ministry of Finance is assigned with some regulatory functions in the procurement field.
Kazakhstan scored medium compliance in the quality of the legal PP framework (average 66 per cent compliance rate). The local PP legislation is outdated and insufficiently regulates PP process. Kazakhstan regulatory and institutional framework is rudimentary and several substantial regulatory gaps were identified.
Kazakh PPL dies not provide of independent PP review and remedies system. In addition, PPL did not adopt several integrity safeguards and efficiency instruments recommended by current international PP standards. The PP sector in Kazakhstan is generally closed to international trade.
All efforts were made to interview local contracting entities, but no feedback has been obtained. Data on implementation of sustainable PP is also not available.