Interior Ministry: EKS Has Saved €177 mn So Far This Year

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Bratislava, December 7 (TASR) – Use of the Electronic Contractual System (EKS) in public procurements has so far saved  €177.235 million from the total contractual price of €550.44 million, TASR learnt from the Interior Ministry on Wednesday.

The total entry price of goods and services was €727.663 million, meaning that savings between the entry and contractual price equalled 24.36 percent.

EKS has reached a level that allows organisers of procurements to be able to search a broad library of description forms concerning goods and services provided by bidders. This obviously saves time and increases the convenience of a procurement. The library currently contains 79,081 description forms, with the number of registered subscribers reaching 6,745.

The most procured commodity was office equipment. With transactions numbering 145 at a total value of €403,050, the amount of achieved savings was €104,721. The second most traded commodity was technical electric appliances, hardware, software and respective services with 118 transactions and savings of €196,775. Healthcare commodities were the third most traded with the number of transactions achieving 108 and savings amounting to €93,454.

EKS was set up on July 1, 2014, with the first deal taking place on September 30 of that year. The system was launched into full operation as of February 1, 2015. The state, municipalities, regional authorities and related organisations have been obliged to make purchases via the system since March 1, 2015.

The system was supplied to the Interior Ministry by a consortium of Anasoft, Slovak Telekom and TASR.