1. For the purposes of awarding public contracts, works or service concessions with a value equal to or exceeding the thresholdsspecified in Article 15(1), the procurement procedure or the concession award procedure under this Act shall be conducted by entities defined as contracting authorities in Articles 5-7. (This amendment entered into force on 1 January 2017.)
2. For the purposes of public contracts a procurement procedure, and for the purposes of works or services concessions a concession award procedure shall be conducted.
3. Contracting authorities under Article 195(1) shall invite at least three tenders – in compliance with the implementation decree of this Act, with the exclusions stipulated therein - also prior to the conclusion of their contracts under Article 8(2)-(6), if the contract value equals HUF 1 million, but does not reach the national thresholds specified in Article 15(1)(b). The provisions of this Act shall be applied to such procurements only if it is prescribed by the implementation decree of this Act. (This amendment entered into force on 1 January 2017.)