Prawo zamówień publicznych a badania naukowe


  • Iwona Cymerman Międzynarodowy Instytut Biologii Molekularnej i Komórkowej w Warszawie
  • Janusz M. Bujnicki Międzynarodowy Instytut Biologii Molekularnej i Komórkowej w Warszawie oraz Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza, członek Akademii Młodych Uczonych PAN
  • Beata Hasiów-Jaroszewska Instytut Ochrony Roślin – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy, członkini Akademii Młodych Uczonych PAN
  • Jacek Radwan Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu im. Adama Mickiewicza oraz Wydział Biologii i Nauk o Ziemi Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego
  • Grzegorz Węgrzyn członek korespondent PAN, Wydział Biologii Uniwersytetu Gdańskiego

Słowa kluczowe:

science and Public Procurement Act, public procurement law


The Public Procurement Act (in Polish: Ustawa Prawo zamówień publicznych, PZP) came into force in March 2004. The Act sets out rules that regulate the procedures for the conclusion of public contracts and its aim was to ensure transparency and fairness in the spending of public money. Practice has shown, however, that the implementation of the Act contributed significantly to the waste of public funds. For instance, scientists were enforced to engage in meticulous long-term planning of such expenses that cannot be realistically planned in innovative research and they were required to organize complicated and time-consuming tender procedures. Further, controls were focused solely on performing the tendering procedure, without paying attention to its practical effects. This has led to a pathological situation in which the procedures became more important than the effects of the projects for which public funds were admitted. Growing over the years, problems with the implementation of the PZP Act led to the mobilization of the scientific community in a multifaceted protest. As a result, and owing to the engagement of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, which has recognized the importance of the problem, the Polish Council of Ministers adopted on July 9, 2013, the draft amendments to the Law on Public Procurement, suggesting several improvements. In this article we discuss the proposed amendment and suggest further moves toward the improvement of public procurement procedures and spending of public money in relation to the scientific research.