Public Procurement & Competitive Tendering
Authorities, public law entities and certain utilities operators are not permitted to award contracts freely. Often, they are required to follow public procurement rules when awarding contracts for works, supplies, services or concessions. Likewise, companies bidding for public contracts with local, EU or international public procurement procedures must take into account a complex set of rules and running the risk of non-compliance and exclusion.
In instances where these rules do not apply, authorities and public law entities must still respect the general principles of transparency and competitive tendering when entering into arrangements with third parties. Our cross-office procurement team is familiar with procurement issues across a wide variety of sectors and will assist you to navigate through the rules and regulations.