The documentation of procurement procedures and the calculation of time limits
1. Contracting authorities shall arrange for the documentation of each of their procurement procedures, covering the procedures from the preparatory work up to the performance of the contract concluded on the basis of those procedures, in writing or, if the procurement procedure is carried out electronically, by electronic means according to a separate act of legislation based on the empowerment of this Act.
2. Contracting authorities shall retain all documents created in the course of the preparation and conduct of the procurement procedure for a period of at least five years following the closure of the procedure [Article 37(2)] and all documents created in relation to the performance of the contract for a period of at least five years following the performance of the contract. If a procedure has been launched to seek legal remedy in connection with the public procurement, the documents shall be kept until completion of that a procedure, or in the case of a judicial review, until completion of the review, but at least for five years.
3. Contracting authorities shall, upon request, forward the public procurement documents to the Public Procurement Authority or to other bodies empowered by an act of legislation or make the public procurement documents accessible to those bodies by electronic means.