The Murmansk Region is among the leading regions in terms of the the National Investment Climate Rating in the regions of Russia "The share of small and medium enterprises in state procurement"
June 2, 2017 at the XXI St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) the results of the National Investment Climate Rating in Russian regions were presented.
The Murmansk Region, along with Novosibirsk and the Jewish Autonomous Region, is among the leaders in terms of the share of small and medium- enterprises in state procurement.
The regional commercial Internet platform "Small-Size Procurement" created in 2015 contributed to the expansion of the possibility of participation in procurement procedures for small businesses, as well as to the improvement of the efficiency of spending budgetary funds in the region. On the platform, entrepreneurs can submit their procurement proposals up to 100 thousand rubles.
At present, more than 2 thousand representatives of the business community are registered on the site, the average savings on conducted procurements is 10.5%. About 80% of contracts based on the results of procurements carried out in the module have been concluded with organizations and individuals engaged in entrepreneurial activities in the Murmansk Region.
The National Rating is formed on the basis of an integrated assessment of the region (official statistics, surveys of entrepreneurs, expert evaluation), which makes it objective from the point of view of the business community, and also applicable for the development of managerial decisions at the level of regional and federal executive authorities.
Within the framework of the Rating, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives and the All-Russian Center for the Study of Public Opinion (VTsIOM) carried out an assessment of the business climate in several key areas: regulatory environment (efficiency of enterprise registration procedures, obtaining various permits and licenses), institutional environment (efficiency of institutions providing business protection, the burden on business, the quality of information support), the availability of resources and the quality of infrastructure, the effectiveness of small entrepreneurship support (financial and non-financial).