General provisions pertaining to the proceedings of the Public Procurement Arbitration Board
1. The provisions of Act CXL of 2004 on the General Rules of Administrative Proceedings and Services (hereinafter referred to as ‘AP’) shall apply to the proceedings of the Public Procurement Arbitration Board, unless otherwise provided by this Act or the government decree based on the empowerment of this Act.
2. Proceedings initiated against any infringement of the legislative provisions applicable to public procurements, procurement procedures, works or service concessions and concession award procedures, including the proceeding initiated against the rejection of the request for prequalification and the deletion from the prequalification list specified in the separate act of legislation referred to in Article 21(4) (hereinafter referred to as ‘review procedures initiated in prequalification cases’), shall fall within the competence of the Public Procurement Arbitration Board, with regard to procurement procedures or concessions award procedures.
3. With the exception of civil-law claims related to the amendment to or performance of contracts, the Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall have the competence to conduct proceedings initiated against an amendment to or the performance of contracts, which were concluded on the basis of a procurement procedure or concession award procedure, in a manner violating this Act or the Gov. Decree based on the empowerment of this Act, as well as proceedings initiated against any misconduct or failure violating the procedural rules laid down independently by the contracting authority in compliance with Article 117.
4. Jurisdiction shall also be reserved to the Public Procurement Arbitration Board in legal disputes related to infringements within the meaning of paragraph 1 and 2, committed by any organisation or natural person applying this Act on a voluntary basis.
5. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall have jurisdiction in the whole territory of Hungary.
6. In the course of review procedures related to non-application of this Act, the Public Procurement Arbitration Board may not review the decision taken by the competent Committee of the Parliament to grant an exemption from the application of this Act. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board may have jurisdiction over the infringements of rules on defence and security related procurements, furthermore, procurements, procurement procedures which concern qualified data and the fundamental security and national security interests of the country, or whose execution must be accompanied by special security measures, if so required by law.
7. Representation by an accredited public procurement consultant, a legal advisor or a lawyer is mandatory in review procedures before the Public Procurement Arbitration Board.