Discusses the legal requirements for selling to the host government, including whether the government has agreed to abide by the WTO Government Procurement Agreement or is a party to a government procurement chapter in a U.S. FTA. Specifies areas where there are opportunities.
Last Published: 6/24/2019

Interested companies can visit the Albanian Public Procurement Agency’s webpage to learn about government procurement opportunities. Companies occasionally complain about problems in the technical and financial criteria of contracts, resulting in biased and distorted competition. Improper implementation of public procurement procedures has also been a problem. Most tender documents are in the Albanian language, not English. For large and complex projects, companies should consider retaining a local representative/partner, who can assist in accessing tender information and managing participation in the tender.

The Albanian government has held observer status to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement since 2001.

Many governments finance public works projects through borrowing from the Multilateral Development Banks. Please refer to “Project Financing” Section in “Trade and Project Financing” for more information.


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Albania Business Management Legislation