It is noteworthy that the structure of the Ministry of Defense gave multibillion-dollar advances to the contractor who, until 2014, did not execute large government contracts. At that time, the company’s portfolio of government orders had only two contracts with the Russian Railways for about 1.5 million rubles each. In both cases, the company supplied equipment for the South Ural railway. The firm, judging by the data from the Government Procurement Portal, did not have any construction experience on government contracts in the status of a general contractor.
He was unable to fulfill his obligations for the construction of buildings of the Suvorov School in the Perm Territory and another contractor from Chelyabinsk. Currently, a lawsuit is filed by the Main Directorate of the Arrangement of Forces against Chelyabinsk Construction Company LLC. The courts of two instances confirmed the validity of the GUOV requirements for the return of an advance of 140 million rubles.
The agreement between the parties was signed on June 26, 2017. The contractor was to make the arrangement of the funds of the Perm Suvorov Military School for 304 million rubles. The contract suggested that the structure of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation could advance work for 80% of their value. The work was planned to be completed at the end of January 2017, but as of the beginning of January the next movement in the execution of the contract was not planned. GUOV decided to unilaterally terminate the contract. In court, ČSK insisted that the work was not done through the fault of the customer.
Note, in parallel with the litigation with GUOV, the current owner of the company, Alexander Vorobyov, decided to liquidate the enterprise. The procedure started on November 7, 2018. The consideration of the cassation appeal of the KSC is scheduled for February 11 of the current one. According to experts, “if the enterprise was being prepared for liquidation, all valuable assets were removed from it in advance, if such assets were on the balance sheet at all. I can not say, but the structure of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has not so many chances to return the advanced funds to the budget by the decision of the arbitration court, ”the source concluded.
Managing partner of Yurliga, Ivan Volkov, meanwhile believes that this is probably one of the attempts to evade responsibility, but the process can be stopped if the declaration of liquidation is accepted.
“The company will have to submit an interim and main liquidation balance sheet to the FTS. The lender may file an objection to the decision to exclude the legal entity from the register. In general, the director and founder of the company may be brought to subsidiary liability, since upon detecting signs of financial insolvency within a few months, they had to file for bankruptcy themselves, ”concluded Ivan Volkov.