With the cessation of deliveries of Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai and Kia cars to the Russian car market, Russian officials have limited the choice of personal cars. Cars supplied by individual dealers to the country as part of “parallel imports” do not pass the parameters of public procurement. Because of this, some state organizations decided to transfer their employees to the products of the domestic automobile industry.
The administration of the Kaluga region told Gazeta that regulatory legal acts severely restrict state and municipal customers in purchasing cars by price. Therefore, the Lada brand was chosen for purchases. The administration also emphasized that “customers of the Kaluga region did not purchase foreign-made cars and did not plan to purchase them.”
on the public procurement portal, an application for the purchase of 17 AvtoVAZ vehicles, specifies the publication E1.ru.
“State customers continue to conduct procurement procedures. They are purchased as cars of familiar brands (foreign auto companies – Gazeta), which are still in the warehouses of dealers,
According to him, the demand from state customers remains at a high level, since they need to constantly update transport.
but due to the extremely limited supply in this segment, demand is also shifting to other types of cars, primarily crossovers and SUVs,” Gusev specified.
Confirmed the interest of government agencies in new Chinese crossovers and certification documentation for Haval F7 and F7X cars in a special color scheme, which appeared in October in the open database of Rosstandart. Vehicle type approval (OTTS) for such vehicles with the symbols of the police, the Russian Guard, the Investigative Committee and the military traffic police was received by the Nizhegorodets company, which is engaged in vehicle modifications.
The old ones will do it
In the Tula region, the authorities are not in a hurry to transfer employees to AvtoVAZ cars. Instead, existing foreign cars will be provided with proper maintenance.
In 2022, new cars from foreign manufacturers, including Toyota, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Genesis, will not were purchased,” the press service of the regional administration told Gazeta. Even in higher offices, the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia told Gazeta that this year the ministry “did not plan to conduct competitive procedures for the purchase of new cars”
And the old one will do, as long as it is imported
During this year, some state institutions placed applications for the purchase of used cars on the public procurement portal, Gazeta drew attention . Also among the orders there are many applications for the provision of transport services – the provision of a car with a driver. In particular, the State Unitary Enterprise “Nedvizhimost” (repairs state infrastructure facilities) of the Leningrad Region placed on November 15 an application for the purchase of a pickup truck not older than 2019 with a mileage of not more than 40 thousand km.
The institution is ready for such a car pay almost 4.2 million rubles. The tender documentation states that it must be equipped with a diesel engine.
The Bashzhilkommunproekt design institute has placed an application for the purchase of a Chinese crossover Chery Tiggo 7 Pro at least 2021 , with a mileage of no more than 30 thousand km. The documentation even contains specific requirements for the quality of the car:
In addition, the institute buys a Volkswagen Tiguan crossover with a mileage of up to 50,000 km. The cost of two lots with used cars is about 4.5 million rubles.
And with a driver
In Saratovskaya The region’s authorities intend to spend 1 million rubles on transport services for their own State Duma parliamentarian (for driving around the region) in 2023. for 800 hours of work. As follows from the procurement documentation of the state agency for the centralization of procurement of the Saratov region, for these purposes it is supposed to use a Kia Sorento crossover not older than 2017 or its equivalent.
Also received by the administration of the Omsk region, the region intends to spend on transport services senator and deputies of the lower house of parliament 2 million rubles. next year. Among the requirements for the car are a sedan or station wagon body, six airbags, climate control and heating of two seats, which excludes the participation of AvtoVAZ and UAZ products in the competition.
The law does not
The current legislation establishes strict requirements for the localization of cars supplied under government contracts, and this problem has not yet been resolved, says Sergey Burgazliev, an independent automotive industry consultant.
“From January 1, 2023, the number of points for automotive equipment purchased for the needs of the state for cars and trucks will increase. Even the Lada lineup does not fully comply with the new parameters,” Burgazliev explains to Gazeta.
government decree regulating localization, however, both are a big problem, the expert emphasizes.
Even taking into account the current state of the car market, one cannot expect that Russian officials will massively switch to AvtoVAZ products, Anton Shaparin, vice president of the National Automobile Union (NAS), believes.
And with that, all restrictions related to budget legislation are lifted,” says Shaparin
If the car is rented, the problem of its acquisition and maintenance falls on the contractor, and nothing prevents him from importing the car to an individual for parallel import and re-registering it as a legal one, adds Shaparin.
In addition, despite the restrictions prescribed in the federal legislation related to the domestic production of cars and the marginal price, departments and regions can adopt their own regulatory documents and purchase the necessary cars in the right quantity according to them, emphasizes vice-president of US.
“I don’t believe they will switch to Lada. You can’t just hire a Russian official like that,” concluded Shaparin.