Amendments to the “Public Procurement Act” of Azerbaijan Republic have been approved on 28 December 2018. Amendments will bring innovations to public procurement processes in a number of areas. Firstly, it is worth to note the introduction of electronic procurement. Thus, according to the amendments, the bidders will be able to offer their proposals in an electronic form, along with paper carriers. The electronic procurement will be carried out through the "united internet portal of public procurement", which will be set up within 3 months. According to the amendments, the winning bid will be automatically evaluated and selected in the electronic form during the electronic procurement process.
The other important amendment is related to the evaluation of tender proposals. According to the law, the procuring entity calculates and approves the estimated cost of goods (works and services) to be procured before procurement. The procurement process cannot be started without the approval of the estimated price. Professional evaluators may also be involved in the calculation of the estimated price. Estimated price must be kept secret until the day of envelopes will be opened. If the price of any proposal is higher than the estimated price, that offer will be removed from the procurement procedure. If the proposal is 20 percent or lower than the estimated price, that proposal may be rejected by specifying the reasons stated in the legislation.
The next amendment is the addition of a new chapter entitled "The participation of micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurship entities in public procurement". According to the law, the procurement of goods (works, services) with the estimated cost of the procurement subject to or equivalent to USD 3.0 million will be carried out electronically with the participation of micro, small and medium-sized entrepreneurship entities using the open tender procedure.
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