Importance The article determines the professionalism principle of the State customer in the contract system in the sphere of goods, works, services procurement. Objectives The work aims to disclose the content of the principle of professionalism of the State customer through the formation of the professional requirements for contract service employees and managers. Methods The research involves scientific methods of analysis and synthesis, abstraction and generalization, specific scientific methods of economic analysis, and comparison. Results The effectiveness and efficiency of procurement depend on the professionalism of the contracting authority. A significant role in the process of ensuring the needs of the contracting authority belongs to financial services. A detailed analysis of the problems which arise in the implementation of the principle of professionalism of the customer is provided in the article. Conclusions and Relevance The results of the paper can be interesting to the state (municipal) customers and employees as well as to the educational organizations in the sphere of State acquisition. The principle of professionalism of the customer is considered to be one of the most fundamental to all the state employees and managers in the procurement field.
Keywords: procurement field, contract system, principle, professionalism, State customer
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