Public Procurement & Public Projects

Our fully integrated team of experienced and respected professionals across the Baltics and Belarus offers full-scope services related to public procurement, public-private partnerships, EU funding and other related matters. We have advised on many high-value and complex procurements. For example, we are proud to be providing constant pan-Baltic support to RB Rail AS, the coordinator and one of the main implementers of the biggest infrastructure project in the history of our region: the multi-billion greenfield railway infrastructure project Rail Baltica. We have also had a hand in amending laws on public procurements across the Baltics, and in other legislative initiatives.

Specialising in your area of business

Whatever sector you operate in, we have experts who specialise in it – whether it is construction or infrastructure, energy or life sciences, technology or food, or any other industry. What is more, our public procurement team is supported by top experts in such niche areas as white-collar investigations and EU funding, so we will be able to address all your needs, no matter what comes up.

Amazingly integrated

Whenever you need legal advice in any of the Baltic States or in Belarus, you will be able to rely on a perfectly connected team. You only need to get in touch with your single point of contact, and then our cross-department co-operation will be set in motion behind the scenes, ensuring effective drafting of procurement documents, representation or any other legal support not only in matters of public procurement, but in any other related field of law as well.

We can help you with

  • Providing strategic and procedural advice both to contracting authorities/entities and to suppliers on structuring internal public procurement processes, planning and conducting procurements and reviewing proposals
  • Drafting of tender documents, in particular for complex procurement procedures, including competition with negotiations, competitive dialogue, innovation partnerships and public-private partnerships, with the development of complex MEAT criteria for specific markets and suggestions regarding relevant methodological calculations in this respect
  • Ensuring compliance of prepared proposal documents with the requirements of laws and tender regulations
  • Drafting and submitting proposals for clients for procurements
  • Representation in negotiations at all stages of procurement
  • Representing clients in pre-court and court procedures, including appealing the requirements in the tender documents, contracting authorities’/entities’ decisions at any stage of the procurement and illegal modifications to the public procurement contracts
  • Advising contracting authorities/entities on internal public procurement audits and conducting these audits
  • Procurement and Public-Private Partnership training
  • Advice on EU funding
  • Auditing of conducted procurements

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Experience

  • Legal Adviser

    Hitachi Zosen Inova

    Assisting global leader in the energy from waste sector in a major public procurement for construction of a new Combined Heat and Power Plant (CHP) in Lithuania. Our assistance covered all steps in public procurement from structuring the proposal, conducting complex negotiations with public authorities and resolving disputes

    Value of public procurement: in excess of EUR 350 million
  • Legal Adviser

    Supplier of pharmaceuticals

    Representing major supplier of pharmaceuticals in the Baltics in a complex public procurement dispute with the central purchasing body in Lithuania over 1,900 types of pharmaceuticals. The dispute covered public procurement and pharma law questions over a tenderer’s right to suggest unregistered pharmaceuticals, the concept of alternative biding in public procurements

    Value of public procurement: in excess of EUR 140 million
  • Legal Adviser

    Rail Baltica

    Advising RB Rail, coordinator of the Rail Baltica railway project, on legal issues in developing a procurement strategy, implementing the project and drafting tender rules and procurement contracts for selected procurement activities

  • Legal Adviser

    Tiesu namu aģentūra

    Advising state-owned public limited liability company on procurement-related legal issues throughout an open competition for design, construction and supervision of a new prison complex in Liepāja

  • Legal Adviser

    Tahkuranna Local Municipality

    Representation in oral hearing before Supreme Court Administrative Law Chamber, which found that a local authority can decide the final handling facility, which need not be chosen by procurement or other competitive procedure

  • Legal Adviser

    The Port of Tallinn

    Advising major state-owned company after two management board members were arrested for alleged involvement in bribery. In addition to cooperating with the Prosecutor General in the criminal investigation, we conducted a thorough legal compliance audit covering major contracts signed over the past 20 years

  • Legal Adviser

    Expal Systems S.A.

    Complex support to client in EU-funded technical aid project related to destruction of ammunition in Belarus

  • Legal Adviser

    Kapsch

    Advice to company specialising in technology, solutions and services for the Intelligent transportation systems (ITS) market on implementing a National Electronic Multilane Free-Flow Toll System in Belarus