Scope of investigation by the Public Procurement Arbitration Board
1. If, during the proceeding and before a substantial decision [Article 165] is taken, the Public Procurement Arbitration Board learns of an infringement additional to those already being investigated pursuant to the application or initiation, it may proceed ex officio also in respect of such an infringement. The proceeding may only be extended where the disclosed infringement distorts competition or prejudices the public nature of the competition, the equal opportunities of tenderers or substantially influenced the decision of the contracting authority. Decision on the extension of the proceeding shall be taken by the proceeding panel.
2. In case an application is being withdrawn, the Public Procurement Arbitration Board shall continue the proceeding, if, on the basis of the available data, a serious infringement is likely to have taken place.
3. Should the Public Procurement Arbitration Board, in the course of the proceeding, detect any circumstances which might suggest non-compliance with another act of legislation, it shall report such violation to the competent authority, in particular to the one responsible for prosecution, the State Audit Office, an internal audit body designated by the government or the Hungarian Competition Authority.