04 Aug 2022

Indexation of remuneration in public tender contracts

Changes in prices of materials and raw materials on international markets have a major effect on the Polish public procurement market. The May 2022 consumer price indices published by the Central Statistical Office show an increase in prices of goods and services in May 2022 of 13.9% (prices of goods by 14.9% and services by […]

08 Jun 2022

High inflation and the war in Ukraine as reasons to amend public contracts for IT supplies and services

Due to the fact that there is war beyond Poland’s eastern border and inflation in Poland is hitting record highs, it is becoming increasingly difficult to properly execute a public procurement contract. The solution seems to be to adapt contracts to the new reality, but given the restrictive regulations, this is not easy. The President […]

25 Dec 2021

Cybersecurity and public procurement in Poland. Legislative proposal to amend the National Cybersecurity System Act

The National Cybersecurity System Act of 5 July 2018 forms the legal and institutional bases for cybersecurity in Poland. On 12 October 2021, a controversial proposal to amend the act was submitted for consultations. This could have major implications, including for the public procurement market in Poland. The proposal allows a business undertaking to be classified as a high-risk supplier, and this may result in a bid being rejected.

02 Jul 2021

Can a court put conclusion of an agreement by a contracting authority on hold pending review of a complaint contesting a National Appeals Chamber ruling?

In Poland, filing a complaint with the KIO concerning the outcome of a tender or the wording of tender documentation (the first instance) is the principal legal remedy. Under the Public Procurement Law of 11 September 2019, a KIO ruling can be contested before the Warsaw Public Procurement Court (second instance). A complaint is not […]

09 Jun 2022

A new form of cybersecurity public tender in Poland. Another in the series of amendments to the National Cybersecurity System Act of 15 March 2022 has been released

The National Cybersecurity System Act of 5 July 2018 forms the legal and institutional bases for cybersecurity in Poland. On 15 March 2022, another version of the proposed amendment to the act was published on the Government Legislation Centre website. This could have major implications, including for the public procurement market in Poland. The proposal […]

31 Mar 2022

New public central register of agreements of public finance sector units in Poland

In an act of 14 October 2021 amending the Criminal Code and certain other acts (the “Amendment”) additions have been made to the Public Finances Act of 27 August 2009, introducing a new institution, the Public Register of Agreements, into the Polish legal system. This realizes a proposal that has been made for many years […]

13 Oct 2021

New guidelines issued by the President of the Polish Public Procurement Office on tenders for computers for use by contracting authorities

The Polish Public Procurement Office (UZP) has published UZP President guidelines on awarding public contracts for supply of computers. This is a document of technical nature, containing practical tips on drafting documentation in tenders for supply of various types of computers (desk-top computers, portable computers, all-in-one computers, etc.). The document does not form part of […]