Public Sector Project Awards/Tenders
Public sector principals are required to consistently comply with the European and domestic contract awards provisions when placing orders for construction projects. Every public sector construction tender process has to meet the competition and transparency standards. These orders also have to be awarded in compliance with the applicable anti-discrimination legislation. For the construction industry, the public sector is the primary source of project orders. Consequently, the competition for these projects frequently results in litigation aiming at securing a coveted order. Only highly experienced and skilled project awards legislation experts have what it takes to handle such cases with legal certainty, given the enormous density of the provisions in contract awards legislation and the lightning speed at which the case law of the German and European jurisdictions develops. As the principals’ legal counsel, only experts with a proven track record can prevent errors in the awards process. The same is true for the recognition and filing of grievances related to such errors if the lawyer represents contractors or bidders in the process.
KOHNEN PARTNER Rechtsanwälte advises and represents principals and contractors during the awards process as well as retroactive reviews before the awards chambers and state supreme courts, which have jurisdiction over pan-European awards processes. We will defend your interests directly in front of the respective competent courts when it comes to so-called “below threshold value awards.”
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