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Open Contracting Data Standard

Bulgaria commits to the implementation of the Open Contracting Data Standard as part of its new e-government procurement work.

Country: Bulgaria

Status: underway

Themes: Public procurement

Last updated: October 2018

Classification:

Concrete: Concrete | New: Somewhat New | Ambitious: Ambitious

Notes:

October 2018 update: Since 2017 the Public Procurement Agency (PPA) have been implementing a new web-based procurement portal. According to the agreement with the developer, the new e-procurement system will incorporate Open Contracting Data Standard. The first phase of the implementation is expected to conclude in October 2018 and the new portal will be launched with part of all perceived functionalities. The system should be fully developed by 1 January 2021. In June 2018 the PPA proposed amendments to the Public Procurement Act aiming at adjustment of the legislation to the practical use of the portal. The draft law has been submitted to the Parliament on 1 August 2018.

June 2018 update: In March 2017 the Public Procurement Agency launched a procedure for selection of contractor to implement a new web-based procurement portal. The contract has been concluded in December 2017. According to it, an e-procurement system should be implemented following the Open Contracting Data Standard. The execution deadline is set 36 months.

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