President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy has been submitted for signature a draft law "On Public Procurement" № 2249 in connection with the separation of natural gas transportation activities. Information about this is contained in the card of the bill on the website of the Verkhovna Rada.
The bill provides for amendments to the legislation, simplifies the transfer of contractual relations of the old natural gas transmission system operator to the new one.
It is established that within three months from the date of entry into force of this law, the customer has the right without the application of normal procurement procedures to conclude contracts for the purchase of goods and services with a legal entity, which would terminate or stop the implementation of activities for the transportation of gas in connection with the procedure of underground transportation, if the purchase of such goods or services is necessary to ensure the continuous operation of objects of the gas transportation system of Ukraine
The law will enter into force on the day following its official publication.
As we reported, Naftogaz is ready to consider a proposal to supply gas to Ukraine on account of Gazprom's existing debt.