Account for measuring instruments
To: Zahid Isayev, the head of the State Service for Antimonopoly Policy and Protection of Consumers Rights under the Ministry of Economy of the Azerbaijan Republic
On 19 August, the state LLC "MİDA" concluded three contracts for the purchase and installation of gas, water and electric meters in apartments built in the Hovsan housing estate for a privileged category of persons. The purchase and installation of one electric meter will cost 407.02 manat ($ 239.4), a gas meter - 323.41 manat ($ 190.2), a water meter - 260.85 manat ($ 153.4).
The contracts were awarded on the results of an open tender by Qaz Oil Building LLC, RF İnşaat LLC, and Bakelektro OJSC.
The price includes measuring instruments, connection elements and installation of the device. In this list, the most expensive is the device, which actually shows that the cost of installing meters is excessively high. Chinese and Russian manufacturers offer electric meters at a price of 10-12 dollars apiece.
Chinese smart meters:https://russian.alibaba.com/g/smart-card-electricity-meter.html
Russian smart meters:http://markakachestva.ru/rating-of/1746-luchshie-schetchiki-elektroenergii.html
Chinese smart water meter cost 10 dollars: https://russian.alibaba.com/g/smart-water-meter.html
Polish smart water meter cost 13,6 dollars: http://www.vebos.com.ua/catalog/item/250
Chinese smart gas meter costs 35 dollars: https://russian.alibaba.com/g/smart-gas-meter.html
In connection with the stated facts, we ask you to cancel the tender results and conduct it from the point of view of the interests of the state and society. I would also like to recall that in January 2005, the government announced the winner of the tender "Ganja Senaye Cihaz" for the supply of 1 million gas meters with a total value of $50 million. After our appeal, the tender was revised and the cost was reduced to $24 million.
Sincerely yours, Mehman Aliyev