Laws and regulations
The public procurement system is prescribed by the Law on Public Procurement, bylaws issued on the basis of this Law as well as on the standard forms and forms related to the application procedure, and they are published in the Official Gazette of Montenegro No. 42/11, 57/14, 23/15, 31/15, 24/15, 57/14, 29/15, 56/15 and 80/15, 9/16, 49/17, 52/17, 54/17, 74/17 and 23/19.
This Law shall apply to:
1) state administration bodies, local self-government units, public services and other beneficiaries of the Budget of Montenegro, that is the Budget of the local self-government unit and other public funds performing tasks of public interest;
2) business organizations which fulfil the following conditions:
a) they have the status of legal entity,
b) they were established to perform activities of public interest and do not carry out industrial or commercial activity and
c) where the state, or a local self-government unit possesses over 50% of the shares or stake in that business organization or legal entity, or they are funded by the state, or a local self-government or other contracting authority by more than 50% from the Budget of Montenegro, local self-government unit and other public funds or where the contracting authority supervises the operation of that business organization or where more than half the members of that business organization or legal entity's managing body or supervisory body are appointed by the contracting authority;
3) business organizations, legal entities and entrepreneurs performing business activities in the fields of water management, energy, transport and postal traffic in accordance with the provisions in Articles 108 to 113 of this Law.
By the way of exception to paragraph 1 item 1 of this Article, for diplomatic and consular missions of Montenegro abroad, military-diplomatic representatives and units of the army of Montenegro in the international forces and peacekeeping missions as well as for other activities performed abroad, the types of public procurement procedures as well as the manner of their conducting shall be regulated by the regulations of the Government of Montenegro (hereinafter: the Government).
An administrative authority responsible for public procurement activities (hereinafter referred to as: competent public authority) shall prepare a list of covered economies referred to in paragraph 1 of this Article.
The newly established contracting authority is obliged to submit an application to the competent public authority in purpose of its inclusion into the List of contracting authorities, no later than 30 days from the date on which it acquired the status of a contracting authority.
The list of covered economies referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article shall be published at the public procurement portal of the competent state authority (hereinafter: public procurement portal).
The list of covered economies shall be updated within three days as of the day of submission of the application referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article. The contracting authorities are obliged to implement this Law even in the cases when they are not included in the List referred to in paragraph 4 of this Article.
Types of procedure
|Public Procurement Administration of Montenegro|
Jovana Tomaševića 2
Tel. +382 20 245 798
Fax. +382 20 245 549