In public tenders, it has been made obligatory to include a regulation regarding the calculation of price difference for all inputs in service procurements whose contract period exceeds 365 calendar days.
The President’s Decision on the payment of price difference in public tenders was published in the Official Gazette. With the decision, the principles regarding the price difference to be applied in the procurement of goods and services tendered in accordance with the Public Procurement Law were amended. Accordingly, it is obligatory to include a regulation in the administrative specifications and contracts that the price difference will be calculated for all inputs for service purchases whose contract period exceeds 365 calendar days. In service purchases where the contract period does not exceed 365 calendar days and the number of personnel is determined in the tender document and it is foreseen that the entire weekly working hour will be used by the administration, a regulation will be included to calculate the price difference arising from the change in the labor fee. It was left to the discretion of the administrations to include a regulation on the calculation of price difference for inputs other than labor. In addition, in other service purchases, the contract period of which does not exceed 365 calendar days, a regulation regarding the calculation of price difference for all inputs may be included, again at the discretion of the administrations. A change was made to pay or deduct the price changes resulting from the increase or decrease in the score of the service in the procurement of services for diagnosis and treatment, for which tenders were made over the points units included in the Health Implementation Communiqué (SUT). A change was made to use the prices published by the Energy Market Regulatory Authority (EMRA) in the calculation of price difference for compressed natural gas (CNG) purchases. These principles will come into effect after 10 days.
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