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The Procurement Monitoring Bureau informs that amendments to the Public Procurement Law and the Public Service Procurement Law will enter into force on 1 January 2023. The amendments adopted shall determine the action of the contracting party in the case where only one candidate or tenderer has submitted an application or tender in an open competition, a closed tender or a competitive procedure with negotiation. In such a case, the commissioning party shall terminate the procurement procedure opened from 1 January 2023.

Although that framework enters into force on 1 January 2023 and applies to procurement procedures announced from that date, the Bureau calls for the possibility of holding consultations with suppliers in accordance with Article 18 (2.1) of the Public Procurement Law and Article 22 (2.1) of the Public Service Procurement Law  to be used now, so that the procurement procedure opened on 1 January 2023 should not be terminated properly.

Consultation with suppliers may be conducted by the contracting party in respect of any planned procurement of Articles 9 or 10 of the Public Procurement Law, as well as the procurement procedure. In case of the Public Service Procurement Law the procurement of the service referred to in the fifth paragraph of Article 13 of Annex 2, as well as any procurement procedure.