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National government procurement in 2017 increased by 24.8% over the previous year

Source: Ministry of Finance Release time: 2018-10-23

According to the latest data from the Ministry of Finance, the scale of government procurement in the country continued to grow rapidly in 2017. The scale of procurement reached 321.143 billion yuan, an increase of 638.29 billion yuan over the same caliber of the previous year, an increase of 24.8%, accounting for 12.2% of the national fiscal expenditure and GDP 3.9%.

Specifically, the scale of procurement of goods was 800.18 billion yuan, an increase of 10.5% over the previous year; the scale of procurement of engineering was 1521.09 billion yuan, an increase of 11.6% over the previous year; the scale of procurement of service was 890.16 billion yuan, an increase of 83.1 over the previous year. %.

According to a person in charge of the Treasury Department of the Ministry of Finance, the scale of service procurement has grown rapidly. The proportion of procurement of goods, engineering, and services in the national government procurement scale was 24.9%, 47.4%, and 27.7%, respectively. The proportion of procurement of services exceeded that of goods for the first time, mainly due to the deepening of government procurement and service reform and the promotion of demand for service procurement. With the increase, the scope of service procurement has expanded rapidly from the services provided by the public to the public.

The proportion of decentralized procurement has increased significantly. The scales of government centralized procurement, departmental centralized procurement and decentralized procurement were 1528.66 billion yuan, 549.20 billion yuan and 1.133.57 billion yuan, respectively, accounting for 47.6%, 17.1%, and 35.3% of the national government procurement scale.

The person in charge said that the scale of decentralized procurement increased by 7.9 percentage points from the previous year, mainly due to the in-depth implementation of the "decentralized management service" reform requirements by the central and local governments, the clean-up and optimization of the centralized procurement catalog, the reduction of centralized procurement projects, and the expansion of purchasers. Decentralize the scope and autonomy of procurement.

The policy support has been continuously strengthened, and the functions of government procurement policies have become more apparent. Continue to expand the scope of green procurement, and add 9 priority purchases of energy-saving and environmentally-friendly products such as "Ethernet switch", "motorcycle" and "projector". The scale of compulsory and priority procurement of energy-saving products nationwide was 173.3 billion yuan, accounting for 92.1% of the procurement scale of similar products. The scale of preferential procurement of environmental protection products nationwide was 171.13 billion yuan, accounting for 90.8% of the scale of procurement of similar products. Optimize the market environment for SMEs to participate in government procurement activities and promote the development of SMEs. The contract value awarded to small, medium and micro enterprises by government procurement nationwide was 2,484.2 billion yuan, accounting for 77.4% of the national government procurement scale.

The person in charge introduced that in 2017, a total of 1.875 million procurement information announcements were issued nationwide, an increase of 36,000 over the previous year. For the first time, the Ministry of Finance has carried out the third-party evaluation of national government procurement transparency, and carried out quantitative assessments of information disclosure in various provinces. Judging from the evaluation, the overall transparency of procurement information of local governments is generally good, and the timely and comprehensive disclosure of procurement project information is generally achieved.

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