The National Audit Office enters into various contracts and agreements relating to its primary and ancillary activities.
In the course of audits the National Audit office enters into contracts with specialists (experts) of the field for the purpose of obtaining special knowledge of the area. A proposal for involvement of an expert is made by the audit team carrying out the audit and they also hold negotiations for finding a suitable expert and determining their duties.
Upon entry into written contracts and agreements with experts the National Audit Office uses pre-defined contract forms which can be adjusted to specific needs and agreements reached in negotiations.
Like any other authority the National Audit Office needs to acquire IT tools, office supplies, office furniture and various services for pursuing its activities.
Being a public authority, the National Audit Office is a contracting authority subject to the obligations arising from the Public Procurement Act.
In the case of procurement remaining below the limit of public procurement the National Audit Office follows the general principles of organisation of public procurement. When organising public procurement whose cost exceeds EUR 20,000 in the case of objects or services and EUR 130,000 in the case of construction work, the National Audit Office notifies entrepreneurs via the Contract notices page on its website. Contract notices of procurement exceeding the limit as well as reports of procurements of services ordered by way of a simple and simplified procedure and their annexes are published in the register of public procurement (https://riigihanked.riik.ee/).
Contracts the cost of which exceeds EEK 110,000 are always made in writing by the National Audit Office. Based on authorisation obtained from the Auditor General the Director of the National Audit Office has the right to enter into written agreements on behalf of the National Audit Office. The Director is also responsible for the lawfulness and expedience of organisation of public procurements. In other words, the Director is responsible for the establishment and functioning of internal control systems pertaining to public procurement in the National Audit Office. The Director is also the chairperson of the Public Procurement Committee of the National Audit Office.
Based on environmental considerations the National Audit Office prefers electronic means and tools to paper documents when organising public procurements and entering into contracts. Therefore we offer our partners the opportunity to enter into digital contracts with the National Audit Office.
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