ArmInfo. The Russian LLC "PROMTECHNOLOGY" expresses bewilderment in connection with the information circulated in the media about the unreasonable and unmotivated exclusion of the company from the tender of the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, as well as its inclusion in the black list of suppliers.
Earlier it was reported that a criminal case "on negligent attitude to service" was opened in Armenia due to the disruption of the tender for the supply of weapons in which the Russian company participated. In May, the Ministry of Defense of the Republic for the first time in its history announced a tender for the supply of military equipment in the amount of several million dollars. Only Russian ORSIS (part of the PROMTECHNOLOGIES group, which for several years supplied Yerevan with weapons, ammunition and optics) met the qualification requirements. Soon it became known that the tender was closed without explanation. ORSIS appealed to the Appeals Commission and to the lawyer representing its interests in Armenia, as a result of which a lawsuit was filed. The military attache of the Armenian Embassy in Russia was also informed about the incident. The Armenian Ministry of Defense confirmed the information about the criminal case. "All additional information will be provided at the end of work of the investigative bodies"," the agency said.
Meanwhile, as noted in the ORSIS company message received by ArmInfo, "PROMTECHNOLOGY" LLC did not sue the Ministry of Defense of Armenia. At the same time, the company is perplexed in connection with the current situation and expresses the hope that the Investigative Committee of the Republic of Armenia will do everything possible to clarify the circumstances, and all those guilty will be held responsible regardless of their position and rank. The company hopes to return partnerships and productive relationships. Earlier, a company representative said that the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia stated that they failed to submit the necessary documents, which is not true. "After which, for several weeks, we gave all the information that the Ministry of Defense officially requested from our counterparties. As a result, it was announced to us that we allegedly did not provide transfer and acceptance certificates for some items. Moreover, we were included in the black list of arms suppliers for the Armenian Armed Forces without any explanation, "the company representative said. According to him, the Armenian defense department also demanded the payment of a bank guarantee of several hundred thousand dollars, although by law the company should pay such compensation if it won the tender and itself refused to sign the contract. In his opinion, the current situation threatens to disrupt the project for the construction of a cartridge plant in Armenia. It was assumed that the enterprise would be created on Russian investment amounting several million US dollars.