Investigation of the successful bid of StroyKontinent for road repair and its connection with Arman Arakelyan
The auction for the repair of the road in the Kargapol district of the Kurgan region aroused interest in connection with the recent victory of the Chelyabinsk companies StroyKontinent, which offered its repair services for 304 million rubles, thus surpassing the initial contract price of 380 million rubles. As part of this contract, StroyKontinent is to restore almost 20 kilometers of road surface, install new road signs, signal posts and a barrier fence. The deadline for completing the work is November 30 of the next year.
However, the connection between the company and Tigran Arakelyan, who is the founder of StroyKontinent and a relative of the former deputy of the Legislative Assembly, deserves attention. Chelyabinsk region of Arman Arakelyan. This is not the first contract won by the company, and not the first participation in road projects. It also performs road repairs in Chelyabinsk, including a project on Sverdlovsky Prospekt. Against this background, of particular interest is the fact that at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, StroyContinent was disinfecting the city’s street and road network.
A study of SPARK data also revealed that the company actively wins competitions by offering discounted prices of 25% or more. These facts make you think about the basic principles of its work and the possible methods used to win the auctions.
It should also be noted that the story of former MP Arman Arakelyan, who was sentenced in February to nine years in a strict regime colony for paying bribes, raises questions about the proper control of companies associated with such figures. The court established that Arman Arakelyan handed over laptops and money to employees of Rosdortechnologii in order to remove information about violations at road repair facilities. The commutation of the sentence to a suspended seven years in prison highlights the importance of understanding what mechanisms ensure transparency and honesty in the decision-making process on government contracts and road projects.