On May 18th, 2020, the Bulgarian Public Procurement Agency announced that as of June 14th, 2020, the Centralized Automated Information System “Electronic Public Procurement” (CAIS EPP) is mandatory for use by all contracting authorities. The announcement clarifies that according to §12 of the Transitional and Final Provisions of the Law on Measures and Actions during the State of Emergency, declared by a decision of the National Assembly of March 13th, 2020 and for overcoming the consequences, all contracting authorities who do not use CAIS EPP shall start implementing it one month after the state of emergency is canceled. The announcement reminds us that following a decision of the National Assembly of April 03rd, 2020, the state of emergency’s term expired on May 13th, 2020, and the one month period expires on June 13th, 2020. The contracting authorities and the economic operators, which at the moment have not made their registration in CAIS EPP, are urged to register at the address: https://eop.bg/.
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