1. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall notify the parties and any parties interested in the public procurement case of the launch of the proceeding, and shall request them to submit their comments within five days. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall attach the application to the notice or, in cases of ex officio launched proceedings the document initiating this proceeding.
2. Furthermore, at the time of the notification, the Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall call upon the contracting authority of the relevant procurement procedure or the purchaser who carried out a purchase without the conduct of a procurement procedure to supply within five days all documents related to the public procurement or purchase in question or, where it is not necessary, the documents required by the Arbitration Board. When the application is submitted by the contracting authority, the available documents shall be supplied together with the application. At the same time as the documents, an electronic version of the documents, which was written using IT tools and may be edited, shall also be sent, if available in such format. The Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall confirm within one business day the receipt of the editable version of the documents, where those documents have been submitted by email.
3. Where a proceeding is launched by the Public Procurement Arbitration Board, the contracting authority may suspend the ongoing procurement procedure and it shall notify the Public Procurement Arbitration Board thereof. The suspension shall extend any time limits running by the duration of the suspension period.