The Act on Public Procurement is not applied for orders and competitions whose value does not exceed an equivalent of the amount of 14,000 Euros in the Polish zlotys, referred to as small orders. The lack of clear regulations in the national law does not mean that the ordering party is exempt from the obligation to obey the provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The author discusses the norms and rules for granting small orders, taking account of the requirements that beneficiaries of Structural Funds must meet. She also presents potential sanctions for irregularities. The article is aimed at showing that they can result in a financial correction, also in the case of orders that are not included in the Act on Public Procurement.
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