Legislative Framework

Legislative Framework

Public procurement in the Republic of Croatia is legally regulated under the Public Procurement Act accompanied by its secondary legislation acts and EU directives:  
Public Procurement Act – The Act regulates the procedure of entering into public procurement contracts and framework agreements for procuring goods, works or services, related legal protection and the jurisdiction of the central state administration body responsible for the public procurement system.
Secondary Legislation  – all secondary legislation acts (Public Procurement Ordinances and Rulebooks) – These acts regulate details of developing and handling tender documentation and bids, public procurement announcements, the supervision of the implementation of the Public Procurement Act, the implementation of a uniform public procurement vocabulary, the list of entities obliged to adhere to the Public Procurement Act, public procurement in diplomatic missions, education in the public procurement area, and measures used in the public procurement of road transport vehicles.
Simple Procurement Rulebook – pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 2 of the Public Procurement Act (OG 120/16), HRVATSKA ELEKTROPRIVREDA d.d. passed the Simple Procurement Rulebook for HEP Group under which the simple procurement rules, terms and conditions as well as the procedure are set. Pursuant to Article 15, paragraph 3 of the 2016 PPA, it is published on the company website.
EU Acquis – EU directives regulate the public contract awarding process by or on behalf of relevant country member bodies, which must comply with the principles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, in particular with a free movement of goods, the right of establishment, and the freedom of service provision as well as with its relating principles such as the principle of equal treatment, prohibition of discrimination, mutual recognition, proportionality and transparency.

Useful links:

EUR-Lex Access to European Union Law
Croatia's Public Procurement Portal
EU Public Procurement Portal
European Commission-Public Procurement
State Commision for Supervision of Public Procurement Procedure
Croatian Competition Agency