This Public Procurement Portal was developed with the financial support of the PHARE Programme and the Operational Programme Administrative Capacity co-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund.
The Public Procurement Agency was established on 12.03.2004, by Decree No 56 of the Council of Ministers (prom. SG No 24/23.03.2004) according to the Public Procurement Law in force as of 01.10.2004, which foresees the establishment of an autonomous administrative authority in this field.
The activity, structure, work organization and number of staff of the Agency shall be governed by Rules of Procedure of the Public Procurement Agency.
The Agency is subordinated to the Minister of Finance and assists him in implementing the national policy in the field of public procurement.
As part of the authorities performing methodology and control over public procurement, the Agency powers have been stipulated in Part Seven of the Public Procurement Law (Article 229 (1) of PPL, prom. SG No 13/16.02.2016, suppl. SG No 34/3.05. 2016, in force as of 15.04.2016.)
The priority of the Pubic Procurement Agency is to ensure the effectiveness of the public procurement system in Bulgaria in compliance with the principles:
equality and non-discrimination;
publicity and transparency.
The Agency is managed and represented by an executive director and is organized in four directorates:
Directorate “Finances, Human Resources and Administrative Activities”;
Directorate “Legislation and Methodology”;
Directorate “Control of Public Procurement” ;
Directorate “E-Procurement, Standardization and Monitoring”.
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