ArmInfo. The Russian arms company ORSIS ("Promtehnologiya") was excluded from the black list of Armenian suppliers by a court decision. This was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the lawyer of the Armenian Bar Association, representing the interests of the enterprise in Armenia, Alexander Sirunyan.
"The court of general jurisdiction of the city of Yerevan granted our request and suspended the decision of the Armenian Ministry of Finance to include ORSIS in the blacklist of entities not eligible to participate in public procurement," Sirunyan said. He noted that ORSIS is again entitled to participate in tenders and carry out deliveries to the Armenian law enforcement agencies.
The source recalls that ORSIS was included in the black list of suppliers of weapons to the armed forces of Armenia and other power structures of the country immediately after the failure of the Armenian Ministry of Defense of a tender for the supply of military equipment for several million dollars, in which this company participated. Later, the Ministry of Industry and Trade of Russia sent a letter to the head of the Armenian military department David Tonoyan, in which this decision was rated as "unmotivated."
A criminal case was instituted on the fact of a tender failure under Article 376 of the Criminal Code of Armenia ("neglect of the service"), which is currently being investigated by the Special Investigation Service of Armenia. It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Defense of Armenia confirmed the failure of the contract, however, they accused the company of forgery of the products presented in the tender.