Minister Overseeing the Office of the Prime Minister János Lázár is looking for consultants to immediately help the office manage public procurements funded by the national government, business daily Világgazdaság reports. The Prime Minister’s Office has allocated HUF 670 million to hire said consultants with “extreme urgency.”
According to Világgazdaság, the PMO urgently needs consultants to help manage, carry out and provide legal assistance for the public procurements. The call for consultancy tenders has been pushed through the government’s expedited procurement process because the government feels the current situation is exceptionally urgent.
The urgent situation warranting the expedited process is a new public procurement law and several regulations concerning public procurement supervision that are coming into effect. According to the legal changes, the government must ensure more supervision of Hungary’s public procurement processes. Currently, the government authorities responsible for this task are short of experts and the government needs to be absolutely sure that public procurements are carried out as quickly and smoothly as possible.
The consultants would assist the authorities with between 1,500 and 2,000 public procurements, and would advise on some 10,000 to 12,000 pages of supervisory documentation.