Procurement activities in Lithuania are regulated by Law on Public Procurement and its sub-legal acts. The Law came into force on 13 August 1996, and was subsequently amended in order to meet the requirements of the EU Directives on public procurement. The latest consolidated version was adopted in 2012.
As a member of the EU, PPL of Lithuania complies with the standards and procedures of the EU Directives. Public Procurement Office is an institution operating under the Ministry of Economy, which coordinates the procurement activities, ensures compliance of contracting authorities with the requirements of the PPL and supports appropriate planning of procurement and performance of public contracts.
A single portal for hosting public procurement procedures and information is at place - cvpp.eviesiejipirkimai.lt. Electronic means is the primary method of conducting public procurement. However, the procedures are not 100% electronic and paper-based procurement is still an option. The weakest area of the PPL is transparency, as the PPL does not ensure publicity of texts of complaints, texts of decisions of dispute settlement, tender candidate applications and bids and contract performance information.
Public Procurement Legislation available at the following – link.
Public Procurement Portal of Lithuania – link.