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The first record of the state system of Centralized Procurement dates back to 1935. In la Gaceta of two august 1935 we can find a normative reference work on the organization of procurement so that they can be obtained by centralisation advantages of purchases. Since then, the centralized procurement has continued to evolve, to adapt its objectives, Scope, organization and means to the needs of the state at all times, up to the consolidation of the current model.

Since the establishment of the board of Purchases of office of each department (Bulletin of finance of 28 september 1935) has been undergoing a process of transformation that has accelerated with the passage of time in 1967, it stipulates that the Central supplies offices for the administration of the state under the ministry of finance (Directorate General of The Heritage), conducted the necessary arrangements on standardisation and acquisition of furniture and office and centralize in successive phases the purchase and property management in the regulations set. (Decree 2764/1967, of 27 november 1967).

Technological developments and their application to public service means changes in the provision of supplies and services commonly used in the administration. this way the order of 28 february 1969, expands the catalogue of the assets that would be procured through the Central Service supplies, including the typewriters, joining and calculate, photocopiers, multicopistas, air conditioners and computers and peripherals. The area of recruitment continued to expand centralized, including as early as 1975 inter alia, hardware as ribbons and magnetic disks, tapes, microfilmadoras printing, etc. 

The increase in the centralized procurement conformed structurally, with the creation in 1987 of the Subdirectorate General shopping (Royal Decree 222/1987 of 20 february) integrated into the General directorate of Heritage. The determination of kind and their derivatives contracts are a direct precedent of the existing framework agreements from the Recruitment of the state.

In 2013 it gives fresh impetus to the centralized procurement, bringing the organizational structure at the Directorate-General with the establishment of the department of Rationalization and centralizing recruitment and the expansion of streamlining the recruitment, thus offering a wide catalogue of products and services, which includes from the electricity and fuel in service stations, cars, motorcycles and vehicles, information technology, telecommunications, office supplies, travel agency, advertising, cleaning or institutional security of buildings. This broad catalogue makes it possible to cover the needs of almost 900 agencies, both mandatory centralised procurement, as local and regional entities affiliated with the State system of Centralized Recruitment.

Thus, over the past few years has been promoted and consolidated the current model, through the professionalization and specialization of female or male civil servants of DGRCC and development of processes and systems that allow support to electronic contracting.