1. For purposes of enforcing the objectives set out in this Act, a Public Procurement Authority (hereinafter referred to as ’Authority‘) shall operate, as subordinated to Parliament only.
2. The Authority is a central budgetary organ operating as an autonomous state administration organ subordinated to Parliament, with general competence within its scope of responsibilities as laid down in this Act, it has jurisdiction over the entire territory of Hungary. Its seat shall be in Budapest.
3. The Authority‘s budget shall be planned as a specific budget title under budget heading ‘National Assembly’ of the Act on the central budget. Any regroupings against this appropriation for the Authority during the year shall be subject to approval by Parliament.
4. Within the framework of the Authority, a Council shall operate (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Council’) as well as the Public Procurement Arbitration Board (hereinafter referred to as the ‘Arbitration Board).