Public Procurement

We counsel public contracting entities and their advisors, as well as bidders, with the preparation, implementation and judicial review of public contracts. This includes the awarding of services, construction services and freelance services, independent of whether they are under or above the threshold value.

We counsel communities, communal and state companies, architects and specialized planners, commercial construction companies, suppliers and freelancers on issues concerning public and limited tender procedures as well as the direct award of contracts. We assist them in all stages of contract award procedures.

In addition, we represent our clients when enforcing public procurement claims. This begins with logging complains against breeches of public procurement law or defending against such complains during procurement proceedings, includes representation during review proceedings, and extends to enforcement of and defense against damage claims due to flawed contract award procedures.

Range of Services

Public procurement law

Public tender procedures according to award and contract ordinances for services, construction services and freelance services (VOB, VOL, VOF)

  • Contract Award ProceduresCounsel during the preparation for and implementation of public procurements
  • Coordination of communication between the contracting entity and its advisors

Review proceedings

  • Representation at the Public Procurement Tribunals (Vergabekammern)
  • Representation before the Appellate Courts

Contract and corporate law

  • Counsel and support during the establishment of consortiums and awarding subcontractors
  • Composing consortium agreements
  • Creating subcontractor agreements