Public Procurement Law Department

Within the practice of public procurement law we offer full legal consultancy at every stage of procedure for granting public procurement.

If you intend to:

  • Prospective bidders in public tenders
  • Contracting authorities intending to launch a public tender offer
  • Anyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of public procurement law

All interested parties will receive full support from the experienced lawyers within the firm’s Public Procurement Law Department.

Our range of services for contracting authorities includes legal advice on substantive and procedural aspects at all stages of tender proceedings. We assist our clients throughout the process, from the planning phase, through the actual tender proceedings, and up to the handling of any ensuing disputes before the National Board of Appeal or common courts. Our involvement includes, specifically:

  • Setting up tenders
  • Assisting in tender valuation, describing the object of a public procurement, selecting the optimum type of contract, determining a contractor’s eligibility criteria, bid selection conditions, procurement notices, and any other required documents
  • Assisting in the drafting of a contract’s terms of reference
  • Contract drafting
  • Providing assistance at all stages of proceedings – this also involves participation in sessions of tender committees
  • Preparing bylaws, procurement plans, document templates
  • A full range of legal representation services with respect to appellate proceedings pending before the NBoA and common courts
  • Assisting in the evaluation and review of bids and applications
  • Assisting in the management of negotiated and open tenders
  • Advice in solving problems that appear during tender proceedings – this also takes the form of legal opinions.

We provide legal assistance and consultancy for contractors at all stages of tender proceedings:

  • We advise and assist in the preparation of tender bids.
  • We assist in resolving legal and procedural issues at all stages of tender proceedings.
  • We prepare submissions for contracting authorities.
  • We review bids in term of a contractor’s eligibility criteria, bid selection conditions, and provisions of a contract’s terms of reference.
  • We provide support and safeguard a client’s interests during tender negotiations.
  • We draft appeals and represent contractors before the National Board of Appeal and in judicial proceedings.
  • We offer advice – also in the form of legal opinions – in solving problems that appear during tender proceedings.

Apart from providing legal support services, our experts offer training to clients in public procurement law. We offer customised training programmes across all levels and subjects – these are delivered in a way that best suits the needs of our clients. Themes covered by our training courses include:

  • Presentation of the most frequent errors made by contracting authorities and contractors – this is coupled with proposals for implementing remedial schemes that are intended to eliminate such errors
  • Case study discussion presenting real-life cases decided by the NBoA, and also best practice guidelines
  • Presentation of the latest legislative developments and planned legal reforms in public procurement law.