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Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)
Price law audits are a task of the public sector to ensure appropriate remuneration in public procurement. They are part of commercial law. The public sector must be protected from excessive prices.
Prices may be excessive if
- higher prices are demanded from the contracting authority for marketable services than from civilian customers or
- in the case of contracts at cost price, if the prices charged exceed the costs of providing the service (including profit). The costs are those that are appropriate according to the guidelines for price determination based on cost prices (LSP).
Preisüberwachung (PÜ) Kiel acts as a neutral expert on the basis of the Price Law Ordinance within the framework of a legal mandate or by way of administrative assistance for public clients (e.g. the German Federal Armed Forces). At the request of the competent authority, a contractor must provide evidence of the price.
Contracts awarded by the federal government, the federal states, municipalities and associations of municipalities as well as other legal entities under public law are audited. In addition to supplies and services, this also includes rents and leases. Prices of construction services are no longer audited (VO PR 1/72 repealed in 1999).
Who should I contact?
Individual citizens or companies cannot make use of this service directly.
Only the contracting authority can contact the Ministry of Economy, Transport, Labor, Technology and Tourism (MWVATT).
Which documents are required?
- contract and invoice documents and
- an audit request, if applicable.
What are the fees?
What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?
The request must be made in good time after conclusion of the contract within the statutory retention periods.
- Prices Act (PreisG),
- Regulation PR No. 30/53 on prices for public contracts.
What else should I know?
Price law must be distinguished from price indication law.
Further information on public procurement law can be found at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWI).
The text was automatically translated based on the German content.