Since the regulations for public procurement came into force at the beginning of the 2000s, the Mageli law firm has worked extensively with public procurement both for the classical sector and the supply sector.
We have extensive experience in assisting both the procurement and supply side with a number of different issues within the regulations for public procurement.
OUR LAWYERS PROVIDE ASSISTANCE AT ALL STAGES OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT
The public procurement regulations are very dynamic and are constantly evolving - especially through KOFA decisions and through EU policies. We keep abreast of this development and hold regular courses and lectures for our clients regarding the legal developments within public procurement.
Our lawyers work daily on issues related to the regulations for public procurement and have ready knowledge about a number of issues that typically arise in a procurement process. We therefore often act as a sparring partner for our clients in connection with the implementation of public procurement.
Through our long-standing assistance we have developed a special understanding of the many and often complicated issues that arise in the application of the regulations for public procurement. This enables us to meet the client's needs in a cost-effective manner without compromising on the legal assessments underlying our advice.
TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS CARRIED OUT BY OUR LAWYERS IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT:
- Assessments of whether companies and other public bodies are covered by the rules for public procurement
- Assessments of whether a procurement falls within the rules for public procurement and, if so, which rules must be followed, including questions about the scope of the exemption provisions
- Questions about the announcement of competition and the use of prequalification systems
- Assistance in planning procurement by identifying needs and choosing the form of competition
- Preparing tender documents and undertaking quality assurance of documentation prepared by the client.
- Quality assurance of offers
- Assessments of whether suppliers meet the requirements for participation in the competition and whether there are grounds for refusal otherwise
- Assistance with evaluation of offers
- Participation in negotiations and/or consultancy in the negotiation process.
- Assistance with reasons for suppliers who are rejected or are not included in the competition
- Handling of complaints, rejection of supplier or award of contract, including complaint cases for the Complaints Board for public procurement and cases before the courts (cases requiring the termination of contract and/or a claim for compensation) for both the principal and the provider side