The Concentrated Purchasing Agency, hereinafter referred to as “the Agency”, is organized and functions as a central institution, a public legal, budgetary entity, subordinate to the Minister of the Interior, hereinafter the Minister, based in Tirana. The Agency, as a central purchasing body, authorized by the Council of Ministers, has the mission of carrying out the procurement procedures of budget funds valued above the threshold of small value procurement’s, on behalf and for the account of the Prime Minister, ministries, institutions. subordinate to the Prime Minister and line ministers, for the purchase of goods and services specified in the relevant by-law. It has its own budget, which is part of the budget of the Ministry of Interior. The agency has the official emblem and seal. The emblem shall consist of the emblem of the Republic of Albania with the notes: “Republic of Albania, Ministry of Interior, Concentrated Purchasing Agency”, in accordance with the provisions of the decision of the Council of Ministers on how to use the emblem of the Republic of Albania. The Agency is headed by the Director General, who organizes and directs all the activities of this Agency and reports to the Minister. It is divided into four other directorates which are:
- Directorate of Standards and Quality Monitoring,
- Technical Directorate,
- Directorate of Procurement Development and
- Directorate of Complaints.