Tenders, APP letter to contractors: Respect the law, public institutions do not respect the appeal deadlines

2023-11-21 13:57:46Biznes SHKRUAR NGA REDAKSIA VOX

Public institutions do not respect the deadlines for appeals by businesses for the tendering procedures, publishing the winners or archiving the procedures in the electronic system, without completing their review. The concern has been raised by the Public Procurement Agency, requesting all contracting entities to implement the legislation in force in this regard.

Through a letter, addressed to all institutions that carry out procurement procedures for work, goods or services, it is emphasized that they are obliged to wait for the end of the appeal, not only from the Public Procurement Commission, which is the institution responsible for their review, but also for the end of court proceedings, in case the case goes to court.

According to the legislation in force, interested economic operators can file a complaint with the Public Procurement Commission against the actions or inactions of the contracting authority/entity.

In fact, there are many businesses that use this legal space, given that only in the period January - August of this year, there are 555 entities that have addressed the Public Procurement Commission to oppose the criteria or to evaluate the offers submitted in tenders.

Meanwhile, referring to the decisions of the KPP, a very high number of them, more specifically over 66% of the total, are accepted, causing the procedure to be completely canceled or changes required before it is reopened from the beginning.