Defence procurement

Procurement is a critical part of the development of defence capabilities, but reform has not yet been completed here.

The core team of the MOD Reforms Project office has created a vision and a framework for the new defence procurement system. This model laid the foundation of the recently adopted Law “On Defence Procurement”.

What’s next?

Our report describes the target model of the defence procurement system and provides a roadmap for the transition to this model. It explains the logic behind the provisions of the new law. It outlines what the reformed system must look like to meet today’s challenges and the expectations of the defence forces and of civil society.

The study takes into account Ukrainian and foreign experience and is the first fundamental work on this issue in the history of Ukraine.

Today, the team is working on further bylaws and regulations for defence procurement.

The Authors

Andriy Zagorodnyuk

Chairman, Minister of Defence of Ukraine (2019–2020), Head of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2018), Adviser to the President of Ukraine, Member of the Supervisory Board of Ukroboronprom, volunteer. Has over 20 years of experience in the field of heavy industry and industrial engineering.

Arthur Pereverziev

Defence procurement expert. Adviser to the Minister of Defence (2019–2020), expert of the MOD Reforms Project Office (2015–2020), head of the state Defence Procurement Reform project, Adviser to the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (2014), public activist

Victor Kevlyuk

Colonel, Reserve of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 35 years of military service, head of the Organization and Mobilization Department of the Operational Command West Headquarters (2014–2018), head of the Centre of the Civil-military Cooperation of the Joint Operation Headquarters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (2018–2020)