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Avtospetsprom LLC is not a public company or a manager of public information.


However, we understand that as a member of the country's emergency medical care system, our company has additional obligations to the public regarding the transparency of our activities.


Avtospetsprom LLC is ready to interact with the media and journalists on the terms set by the laws of Ukraine “On Access to Public Information”, “On Information”, “On Television and Radio Broadcasting”..

In particular, requests for information prepared in due course are processed within 5 days. And, if the request involves providing a large volume of information or requires information to be retrieved from a significant volume of data, within 20 working days.


Given that Avtospetsprom has repeatedly been the target of information attacks, we have prepared information on the most common fakes about the company, which you can find below.


POSITION OF AUTOSPETSPROM LLC

  • Is it true that Autospecprom LLC uses “gaskets” for profit?
    • - No, this is false information. Both the base car and all components are purchased by Avtospecprom LLC directly from manufacturers or their official representatives in Ukraine.

  • Is it true that Avtospetsprom overstates the prices for its products for state institutions?
    • — In 2019-2020, the pricing policy of Avtospetsprom LLC saved more than UAH 200 million of budget funds. Despite the fact that in 2020 the purchase of ambulances was carried out mainly through direct contracts under the so-called “covid” procedure, the cost of ambulances from Avtospetsprom LLC for EMD centers was lower than the average cost of vehicles of this class at Prozorro open auctions. Moreover, in 2020, the company managed to keep the prices for ambulances at the level of 2019, despite the increase in demand for medical equipment in the world and large exchange rate fluctuations.

      Also, note that in all open bidding procedures during 2019-2020, the company's bid was lower than the expected value determined by customers and the most cost-effective one compared to the bids of other participants.

  • Why the cost of ambulances for regional EMD centers is higher than the cost of similar vehicles for the State Enterprise “Medical Procurement of Ukraine”?
    • — The price of UAH 1.59 million for one front-wheel drive ambulance type B based on Citroen Jumper within the project of the State Enterprise "Medical Procurement of Ukraine" was achieved thanks to a large volume of orders - 250 (!) vehicles, while regional EMD centers usually order a much smaller number of ambulances. Thus, the difference is explained by the effect of scale, i.e. the reduction of production costs per unit of output as a result of increasing production.

      In addition, for this project, almost all suppliers and contractors offered the company unique prices and discounts to support the state in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Is it true that Avtospetsprom negotiates with competitors in order to distribute winnings in tenders?
    • — According to the Law on Public Procurement, all tenders for the purchase of ambulances are held at the Prozorro site. Anyone can check the progress and transparency of the procedure of any auction. In addition, the transparency of the bidding is monitored by non-governmental organizations, including Dozorro.

  • Do ambulances produced by Avtospetsprom meet the required quality standards?
    • — Yes, all vehicles manufactured by Avtospecprom LLC comply with the State Standard of Ukraine (DSTU) 7032, which in turn, complies with the European standard DIN EN 1789 (Medical vehicles and their equipment - Road ambulances). You can read more about the standards and certificates of conformity on the About page.

  • Is it true that "Avtospetsprom" LLC produces ambulances on the basis of trucks?
    • — The current Ukrainian legislation does not contain any instructions or restrictions on the types of chassis on the basis of which ambulances can be manufactured. Back in 2010, DSTU 7032 removed the national deviation from the European standard DIN EN 1789, which required the production of ambulances on the basis of passenger cars. This requirement was abolished due to the fact that the majority of such vehicles do not comply with DSTU 7032 on other indicators, namely, the overall dimensions of the cabin, load capacity, etc. All over the world, ambulances are created on the basis of a standard chassis of vans or even light trucks, as, for example, in the United States.

  • Why is “Avtospetsprom” LLC mentioned in some criminal proceedings?
    • — The current Code of Criminal Procedure of Ukraine obliges law enforcement agencies to register criminal proceedings on any application or notification without its prior verification or study. Even an article in the media is enough to initiate criminal proceedings, to which law enforcement agencies, however, are forced to respond. However, the absence of any further development of these cases indicates that the activities of “Avtospetsprom” LLC and the decisions of its management fully comply with the Ukrainian legislation. Currently, there are no court decisions or court verdicts in criminal proceedings against the company or its employees.

  • Who is the beneficiary of “Avtospetsprom” LLC and who influences the company?
    • — Information on all beneficiaries of “Avtospetsprom” LLC is publicly available and listed in the Unified State Register of Legal Entities, Individual Entrepreneurs and Public Associations of Ukraine. These are citizens of Ukraine who are registered on the territory of Kyiv region, where they live. No persons other than those listed in the Register have any relation to the company and have no influence on the operating activities of the enterprise.

  • Is “Avtospetsprom” LLC a monopolist in the ambulance market in Ukraine?
    • — All allegations about the "monopolization" of the ambulance market by “Avtospetsprom” LLC are a fake, which is spread in order to discredit the company in the interests of competitors. There are at least 10 companies in Ukraine engaged in the production of special medical vehicles, and, in particular, ambulances. And all of them have no restrictions on the sale of products, as one can see by reviewing the relevant contracts in the public procurement system Prozorro or just news on the Internet.



Press releases

"Standards stipulate that each regional center of emergency medical care must have ambulances on 4x4 chassis, – the deputy director of "Avtospetsprom" LLC Kyrylo Komorkin said. – Such vehicles allow doctors to get to patients in time where the usual ambulance will not reach. So more lives will be saved".

Luhansk Region received 10 new ambulances to fight Covid-19

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CURRENT STATUS OF FULFILLMENT OF ORDERS FROM STATE INSTITUTIONS

Tenders participated: 254
Number of signed agreements: 176
The total sum of concluded transactions: 2,53 billion UAH.
Total number of vehicles delivered to customers: 2 000+ units
Average expected cost of 1 vehicle by customers: 2,55 mln uah
Average actual price of 1 vehicle produced by “Avtospetsprom” for state institutions 2 mln uah
Last updated date: 25/02/2021
The average cost of 1 vehicle means the average cost of vehicles of all types: A1, A2, B and C

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