The State Procurement Agency of Azerbaijan Republic (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikasının Satınalmalar üzrə Dövlət Agentliyi) is a governmental agency within the Cabinet of Azerbaijan in charge of regulation of activities related to procurement of goods (works and services) purchased by state funds in Azerbaijan Republic.The State Procurement Agency (SPA) was established under Decree No.583 by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic dated May 16, 1997 to carry out state policy in the field of procurement of goods (works and services) purchased by state funds and its duties were determined by the Charter approved by Decree No.855 by the President of the Azerbaijan Republic dated February 20, 2003 according to the requirements of article 4 of the Law “On public procurements”.
According to the Charter, SPA is charged with the following duties: establishment and improvement of the normative-legal base regulating public procurement in the Republic of Azerbaijan; ensuring control over the legality of procurement of goods (works and services) purchased by state funds on the basis of tender and implementation of agreements; carrying out measurements as provided by the legislation to improve the qualification level of specialists of procurement organizations in the field of public procurement; creation of a public procurement data base; as well as the implementation of other duties as determined by the legislation of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The agency is led by its Director aided by Chief of Staff. The agency contains the Department of Training Organization, International Relations, Law and Hearing Complaints, Sector of Training Organization, International Relations, Department of Economic Analysis and Control, Sector of Economic Analysis, General Department, Department of Regulation of Procurement of goods (works and services) and Sector of Electronic Database Formation. The main functions of the agency are establishment and improvement of the legal base which oversees public procurement in the country; ensuring control over the legality of procurement of goods and services, purchased with the funds provided by the government; control over tender activities of the government; taking measures for improvement of qualification of specialists of procurement organizations in the field of public procurement; ensuring fair competition during tenders held on public procurement, etc