The Antimonopoly authority proposes to approve the bids of foreign medical devices suppliers in case of decrease their initial (maximum) contract price in procurement by more than 25%. Proposals for amendments to the Government Decree No. 102 were prepared by the Federal antimonopoly service (FAS) of Russia on behalf of the Government of the Russian Federation.
The current rule "three is a crowd" excludes foreign companies of the bidding for medical devices purchase if among the participants there are already two Russian producers.
However, FAS believes that, when purchasing medical devices it is impossible not to take into account possible budget savings.