The new Public Procurement Law has changed the philosophy of spending public funds and bidding for contracts from contracting authorities in many ways. At the same time it introduced many new obligations, INCLUDING REPORTING.

Pursuant to Art. 448 of the current law, following execution of a contract the contracting authority is required to publish a special notice providing information regarding amendment of the contract, correctness of its execution, or completion of work within the specified deadline. This obligation applies to contracts with a value exceeding PLN 130,000.

However, as Dziennik Gazeta Prawna reports, since the beginning of the year only 401 notices have appeared, which does not correspond to the number of contracts subject to the reporting obligation.

In addition to increasing the transparency of public procurement and improving the possibilities for market analysis, their purpose is also to gather experience on the part of contracting authorities themselves.

Indeed, there is no doubt that – including procurers – they learn best from their own mistakes, so proper analysis is key to avoiding similar problems in the future.