According to a recent proposal submitted to the Hungarian Parliament, the Hungarian Government intends to launch the electronic procurement system in April 2018.
In order to reach compliance with the relevant EU Directives, electronical communication must be ensured in all Hungarian procurement process. Currently there is a test period granted until April 2018 by the Hungarian Government for the participants, during which both electronic and paper based communication forms are available. The test period serves to give chance for the participants to get familiar with the electronic procurement system and to facilitate the turnover.
The aim of the central, common state electronic procurement system is to improve transparency, to decrease administrative burdens, to accelerate the process and to simplify the procedural steps.
By Eszter Kamocsay-Berta, Partner, KCG Partners Law Firm