Development of an auction infrastructure and interaction with suppliers
Sberbank has a procedure in place for accreditation of suppliers of the highest-demand products. Procurements of complex products or services involve procurement procedures that consist of several stages for screening suppliers.
Along with the standard participant assessment methodology, Sberbank also reviews their experience, qualifications, and financial stability. When procuring goods, works, and services in the headquarters and territorial banks, priority is still given to the use of bidding procedures in electronic form (auctions, requests for quotations). About 80% of procurement procedures is held in electronic form using the official e-trading platform (sberbank-ast.ru); procurement information is also published in the Unified Procurement Information System of Russia (zakupki.gov.ru).
|Total number of suppliers engaged by the organization||1,323||1,798||39,295||59,653|
|Total payments to suppliers, RUB mln||66,798||92,582||183,025||216,407|
|Share of local suppliers in the procurement budget, %||93||95||96||99.5|
|Share of medium, small, and microbusiness in the procurement budget, %||28||33||39||46|
Corruption prevention measures
Procurement and monitoring thereof are performed in specialized procurement centers. Contracts with Sberbank’s counterparties included a standard clause on Guarantees on the Prevention of Corruption in Procurement Activity.
Job descriptions were updated and included the responsibility of the employees for corrupt practices; there are instructions clarifying the procedure for interaction with external counterparties and ethical rules of conduct. Employees engaged in the procurement activity of Sberbank undergo an annual psychophysiological study.