Information on Polish public procurement system
Current public procurement system of Poland is based on the Act of Public Procurement Law (PPL) adopted on 29th January 2004, with further amendments. English translation of the Act is available at http://www.uzp.gov.pl/cmsws/page/?F;356. Polish central government body competent for matters concerning public contracts is the President of the Public Procurement Office, which is assisted in his work by the Public Procurement Office (http://www.uzp.gov.pl, English version at: http://www.uzp.gov.pl/cmsws/page/?F;356). Entities obliged to follow PPL are different types of the public finance sector units. Such awarding entities are obliged to award contracts according to the rules of fair competition and equal treatment of economic operators, impartiality and objectivity of persons preparing and conduction procedures specified in the act of the Public Procurement Law.
On May 16 – 17, 2013, the Public Procurement Office hosted a delegation from the Turkish Public Procurement Authority. The purpose of the visit was to share with Turkish guests information about the organizational structure and the role of the Polish Public Procurement Office as well as to make them familiar with the overall functioning of the Polish public procurement system. Such topics as legal protection measures and review system, e-Procurement as well as wide array of issues related to analysis and monitoring of public procurement market in Poland were also covered and thoroughly discussed during the two-day study visit.
The study visit contributed to exchange of experience and views in the field of public contracts and strengthened the cooperation between both institutions.