AZERBAIJAN

Country Public Procurement Profile Survey (with E-Government Procurement Overview)
COUNTRY Azerbaijan
Respondent Agency State Procurement Agency
Date of First Submission Thursday, August 11, 2011
Date of Last Update Friday, October 14, 2011
Part A.  Country Public Procurement Profile (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Does your country have a central Public Procurement Authority (PPA) with legal authority through legislative enactment, executive decree or administrative regulation to act as functional and normative body in public procurement?
a.      Yes
2 The PPA’s mandates involve the following responsibilities (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       formulation of procurement policy and regulations
c.       procurement oversight and post reviews
e.       procurement complaint review
g.       professional advise and guidance in public procurement
h.      procurement capacity development and training
Others (please specify):
3 The PPA reports to:
b.      Prime Minister’s Office
Others (please specify):
4 Number of people employed by the PPA: (Please provide an organizational chart of the PPA and email address for communication, if possible)
d. 15 and more
Email address for communication with PPA:  mail@tender.gov.az
5 Does PPA have a website?
a.      Yes
Link to PPA website:  www.tender.gov.az
6 The PPA website covers the following areas (please select as many as applicable, one per line):
a.       procurement related regulations and documents
b.      news, events and policy initiatives related to public procurement
h.      posting of overview and resolutions to complaints
j.        centralized online system for collecting procurement data and statistics
Other functions (please specify):
7 Do you have a public procurement law or any other regulatory act with legislative power? (Please provide a link or a scanned copy of its English version.) If yes, which of following are true (please select as many as applicable, one per line)?
f.       the law allows framework contracts
h.      the law establishes a decentralized system with prior review and approval procedures for large contracts
k.      the law mandates standardization of procurement practices mandating use of common procedures and standard bidding documents and forms
m.    the law describes principles for national registration and classification system for contractors as not a pre-condition to participate in biding process or to qualify for specific contracts.
o.      the law provides for an administrative review mechanism for complaint that allows bidder to challenge procuring entity’s decision before filing for judicial review to the court
Link to public procurement law, if any:
8 Do you have a strategic plan or reform agenda for developing the procurement system in your country? (Please provide a copy or link)
c.       Yes, this is an annual plan consistent with the government overall policy of that particular budget year.
Others (please specify):
9 What kind of initiatives and assistance in your view is needed to improve your public procurement system in the near future? [Please select your five most important initiatives among the choices, one per line.]
b.      Assess compliance with country’s public procurement rules and regulations by procuring entities
h.      Analyze the structure and business practices of PPA and support efforts to improve its capacity and performance
Others (please specify):
Additional notes, if any:
10 What is the size of the public procurement of your country? Please select the closest corresponding values based on most recent available information or your rough assessment?
I. Average annual procurement under national and local budget
f.        more than US$ 1 billion
II. Average annual procurement by State Owned Enterprises (those who are subject to the procurement regulations)
c.       between  US$ 100 to 200 million
III. Average annnual procurement under Official Development Assistance (Donor-funded projects)
b.      between  US$ 10 to 100 million
Part B.  e-Government Procurement Planning (Only those answers selected by the respondent from a multiple choice menu would appear below.)
1 Has your government formed or implemented a concrete plan for development of e-Gp?  Please select only one answer.  (If yes, please email a copy of the plan to mkhaltarpurev@adb.org).
a.  Yes, this is a comprehensive plan and roadmap consistent with the country’s public procurement strategy
2 Which of the following best describes the functionality of your planned e-Gp initiatives? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
f.       e-bidding system for bidders to submit their bid or proposals online and observe the online public opening of the bid
l.        electronic supplier registration system
3 Do you have plans to implement any new e-Gp system at the national level? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line.)
a.       a single website that consolidates and publishes all national information and policies related to public procurement
c.       e-publication system for real time procurement notices
d.      e-publication of procurement awards and results
l.        electronic supplier registration system
4 Does the scope of your e-GP plans include the following? (Please select as many as applicable, one per line, and please provide a copy of the relevant documents if possible.)
d.    creation of necessary IT infrastructure
f.    testing and obtaining relevant government agency approvals with respect to information security