Updated last 26.03.2021
It is important to note that the Public Procurement Act (PPA) governs several types of procedures, which the contracting authorities may apply when assigning the Public procurement. In some procedures the submission of offers is preceded by pre-selection of the candidates, who have submitted application for participation.
The most common procedure in Bulgaria is the open procedure, where all interested parties submit their offers along with information regarding their personal status and the conformity with the specified selection criteria.
Another widely used procedure, suitable for SME concerns procurement for construction, amounting to BGN 50 thousand up to BGN 270 thousand and services  and deliveries amounting to BGN 30 thousand up to BGN 70 thousand, assigned by “Collecting Offers through calls or invitaions to certain persons“ .
What should I include in my offer?
The offer must contain:
- Technical proposal;
- Price Offer of the participant (art. 101, para. 3 of the PPA) .
The contents of the technical and price proposal are detailed in art. 39 of the Implementing Rules for the Public Procurement Act (IRPPA). The technical proposal of the offer should contain a proposal for the performance of the procurement, in conformity with the technical specifications and the requirements of the contracting authority and declarations regarding observation of the obligations, related to taxes and social security contributions, environmental protection, employment protection and labour conditions when preparing the offer.
The technical proposal must be also accompanied by a power of attorney, when the offer is submitted by a person, who is not a participant’s official legal representative. The technical proposal also includes samples, models and other documents/photos/appendices, which have been requested by the contracting authority. The price proposal contains participant’s proposal  regarding the acquisition cost and respective proposals by other indicators with financial details.
Key specificities, which you should keep in mind, include:
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 With the exception of the social and other specific services, listed in Appendix 2 to art. 11, para. 3 of the PPA.
 For more detailed information about the procedure, please see Chapter twenty-six of the PPA.
 The participant is an economic subject, who has submitted an offer or conceptual design or has been invited to take part in negotiations.
 Legal representative is for example the general manager of a limited liability company. A power of attorney will be necessary, if, for example, a lawyer of the company submits the offer.