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The Public Procurement Agency

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;
  • free competition;
  • proportionality;
  • 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 and Monitoring”.

  As of 1 Jan 2018, the ex-ante control activities of the Public Procurement Agency will be helped by external experts
  The deadline for introduction and use of the e-platform is extended
  Communication related to the more frequent questions concerning the introduction of the single electronic platform for awarding of public procurement and the Ordinance, which should govern the conditions for its use
  The deadline for introduction of national electronic platform for awarding of public procurements is extended
  Standardized draft contracts and specialized clauses to contracts, mandatory for application when opening public procurements since 01.03.2017, with the exception of procurements in the areas of defense and security
  How to fill the registration form for the random-based control (video)
  The ex-ante control based on random selection (Article 232 of PPL and Articles 121 – 130 of RIPPL) became effective on 1 September 2016
  New Form Editor
  Standard Form for the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)
  By Order No ЗМФ – 297 of 14.04.2016, the Minister of Finance adopted the Internal Rules for Monitoring under Article 114 (1), item 2 of the Rules for Implementation of the Public Procurement Law
  Instructions for the creation of an Authorized User in the Public Procurement Register
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