Supply Chain

Supply chain sustainability is the management of environmental, social, and economic impacts and the encouragement of good governance practices, throughout the lifecycles of goods and services.

Rostelecom’s suppliers are spread across all Russian regions. The Company purchases goods and services online with information on all procurements available at the Unified Procurement Information System’s website, PJSC Rostelecom’s (website, and websites of electronic marketplaces.

Rostelecom consistently enhances its procurement transparency and expands the range of procurement participants, also by engaging SMEs. In particular in 2018, Rostelecom minimised the number of required documents submitted with a tender application to streamline the tender application process for bidders. The Company has in place a procurement hotline and a rapid feedback loop. Rostelecom has a website section dedicated to procuring from, and providing support to, SMEs.

We have been running an ambitious procurement improvement programme since 2013 aimed at:

  • enhancing procurement transparency
  • clear division of procurement responsibilities between business units
  • streamlining procurement-related business processes
  • enhancing the transparency of tendering procedures
  • optimizing the Company’s costs.

Rostelecom’s procurement policy is guided by the principles of transparency and engaging as many participants as possible. As a result of our successful process redesign, the average number of bidders in a procurement procedure was increased to 3.3 in 2018.

In 2018, Rostelecom topped the National Procurement Transparency Rating. Compliance with the high standards of transparency and value for money in procurement were the biggest factors affecting the ranking.

PJSC Rostelecom’s Code of Supplier Business Ethics requires that all supplier contracts contain an anti-corruption clause.