Centralised public procurement
1. The Government may order the budgetary authorities under its control or supervision, public foundations established by itself, and economic organisations under state ownership and over which it exercises direct or indirect dominant influence to execute any public procurement within the framework of a centralised procedure and may determine the personal and material scope thereof, the organisations entitled to invite tenders (central purchasing body) and the conditions for participation in such procedures.
2. A centralised procedure shall be used for health-care services of organisations financed by the Health Insurance Fund, in the cases specified by a separate act of legislation. The Government shall be entitled to specify the detailed rules for the procedure, including the personal and material scope thereof and the organisation entitled to invite such tenders (central purchasing body).
3. A centralised procedure shall be used for procurements related to government communication tasks, in the cases specified by a separate act of legislation. The Government is entitled to determine the detailed rules of the centralised procedure, including the personal and material scope thereof, and the organisation entitled to invite tenders (central purchasing body).
4. The detailed rules pertaining to centralised public procurement procedures pursuant to this paragraph, if different as required by such procedures from those set out in this Act, shall be determined in a separate act of legislation.
5. In centralised public procurement procedures, all written communications between the central purchasing body and the economic operators - including the submission of the request to participate and the submission of the tenders - shall be made electronically, subject to the exceptions set out in the separate act of legislation implementing this Act. (This paragraph entered into force on 1 February 2017.)