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Dr Ewa Lotko
ORCID: 0000-0001-6847-8308
Dr Ewa Lotko Doctor of Law. Lecturer in the Department of Public Finances and Financial Law at the University of Bialystok. Author of scientific publications on public finance and financial law, including instruments limiting public debt, participatory budget, tax motivation. A Member of the Management Board of the Association Center for Information and Research Organisation in Public Finances and Tax Law of Central and Eastern Europe Countries as well as a member of regional adjudicating
DOI: 10.33226/0137-5490.2021.11.6
JEL: K12, K29, K40

Efficient and effective public procurement is an integral element of economy and a possibility to reach a broad range of contractors offering high quality products and services. The aim of this article is to discuss selected new legal solutions introduced by new Public Procurement Law, which application may increase the efficiency of public contracts. The article intends to answer the question whether statutory principle of efficiency will enhance the quality of public procurement, making Polish public contract market more competitive. The main research method is a dogmatic-legal method. The analysis conducted in the article indicated that the provisions of Public Procurement Law applicable from 1st January 2021 introduce new legal solutions being an incentive for contractors to participate in public contracts. The consequence of such solutions should be an increase in the number of tenders, giving the ordering parties a bigger chance to obtain maximum efficiency of the implemented contracts and making public procurement market more competitive.

Keywords: efficiency; competitiveness; public expenditure; public procurement

Dr Ewa Lotko

Doctor of Law. Lecturer in the Department of Public Finances and Financial Law at the University of Bialystok. Author of scientific publications on public finance and financial law, including instruments limiting public debt, participatory budget, tax motivation. A Member of the Management Board of the Association Center for Information and Research Organisation in Public Finances and Tax Law of Central and Eastern Europe Countries as well as a member of regional adjudicating committee in matters concerning violation of public finance discipline.