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PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
PUBLIC PROCUREMENT LAW
Public contracts are an important part of Swedish business, they often concern vital public services and are financed with public funds. Therefore, it is essential that public contracts are procured correctly and awarded to the company which has made the best offer. Our legal services aim at providing clear and effective legal advice to help suppliers and contracting entities achieve this. We predominantly advice companies which are leading within their line of business or with major governmental authorities and state-owned companies in major projects or litigations. In addition to ongoing legal advice to our core clients we provide the following legal services:
• Legal Tender Support
• Legal Procurement Compliance Support
• Public procurement litigation
Legal Tender Support
Companies which obtain a decisive part of their turnover from public contracts and look upon tenders in public procurements as a vital part of their business should have a strategic and consistent approach to public procurements and their own tendering process. In our experience it is important get involved early in the tendering process to be able to be an efficient advisor throughout the tender work and to provide clear advice both in relation to smaller issues as well as more significant issues such as potential procurement challenges. This service is only provided to a company which is one of the leading actors in its market sector as we strive to be a strategic long-term advisor to our clients.
In close cooperation with the client’s tender team and management we provide legal quality assurance and strategic advice. Our services may not be justified in all tendering projects but the service is scalable and can be adapted to the client´s requirements in different public procurements depending on complexity and risk. Usually, however, we work with projects of significant importance to our clients.
Legal Procurement Compliance Support
In large procurement projects we work closely with the contracting entity in different stages of the procurement to decide on the type of procurement procedure, to assess and help draft tender requirements and evaluation models and to secure procurement law compliance. Our assignment is often to minimize the risk of challenges or to ensure that a challenge procedure is not successful.
Public Procurement Litigation
Legal disputes are sometimes unavoidable and when litigation becomes necessary, we advise suppliers as well as contracting entities to ensure the best possible outcome for our client. A court procedure is a critical pass and requires focus, commitment and to be one step ahead of the other side. These are our promises to our clients. Our legal services include risk and case feasibility assessments and representation in procurement challenges, contract challenges, claims for damages and procedures regarding public procurement fines.