1. The applicant or the initiating party of the public procurement case, the opposing party as well as their representatives shall have the right within ten days from the initiation of the proceeding to have access to and make copies or notes of all documents drawn up in the course of the procurement procedure or the review procedure, furthermore, any members of the Public Procurement Authority shall have the right at any time during the proceeding to do so.
2. The contracting authority, the tenderer and the candidate may request, referring to the protection of business secrets, that a prohibition or restriction be imposed on access to documents or data by any persons specified in paragraph 1 in the case of documents not considered having public interest or information made public out of public interest. 3. If certain specified documents are included by the tenderer or the candidate separately, as a business secret in the tender or in the request to participate, or, if the tenderer or the candidate requests to treat any other document submitted by him in the course of the procurement procedure as a business secret, it shall be regarded as a request for the prohibition imposed on access to these documents by any persons specified in paragraph 1.
4. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall examine if the circumstances justifying the prohibition or the restriction imposed on access to these documents exist and, when making a decision on an application to this effect, it may at the same time require the relevant party to prepare a version of the document in question which will not include any confidential business information.
5. Access to documents drawn up in the course of the procurement procedure or the review procedure, the making of copies and notes thereof by persons other than those referred to in paragraph 1 shall only be granted to a person who has legitimate interest in getting to know the documents and his access to documents does not violate any rule applicable to the protection of qualified data.
6. Documents containing qualified data shall not be accessed in the absence of the permission for use. Neither shall other documents containing other information protected by law be accessed where such access is prohibited by the legislation regulating the protection of the relevant information, or the entity specified in paragraph 1 and requesting access is not prevented from exercising its right for judicial remedy by not being familiar with the protected information.
7. Minutes taken of a hearing from which the public has been excluded in order to protect qualified data must not be copied or have notes made of. Even access to such documents – as specified in the Act of Protection of qualified data – is subject to the terms and conditions set by the Chairperson of the Arbitration Board.
8. Access to the documents shall be subject to the permission of the Public Procurement Arbitration Board, taking into consideration the provisions set out in paragraphs 1-7.