Public Procurement

Our lawyers regularly provide legal services both to contracting authorities and to participants of public procurement. We prepare terms and conditions of procurement, draft contracts and other tender documentation, advise during the procurement procedures, as well as on the issues arising in relation to implementation of public procurement contracts, draft claims, inquiries, explanations, requests complaints and represent the clients in litigation.

Experience

We represented a client – the central purchasing authority – in the courts of the first and appellate instances in a public procurement dispute concerning centralised procurement of medicinal products (the planned total value of procurement exceeds EUR 144 million without VAT). The courts of the first and the appellate instance held that the client’s decisions were lawful and justified, and dismissed the supplier’s claim.

We represented a client in a public procurement dispute with the contracting authority concerning cancellation of the conditions of the public procurement tender invitation by the district municipality administration. The court upheld the claim of the client (the supplier) and held that the public procurement tender invitation conditions were unlawful and restricted fair competition. The unlawful public procurement procedures were terminated.

We provided legal services to a contracting authority in litigation concerning termination of the public procurement procedures and modification of conditions of the invitation to tender. The courts of the first and the appellate instance held that the claimant’s claims were unjustified and dismissed the claim.

We represented a purchasing organization in a dispute concerning cancellation of the contracting authority’s decisions. The court examined the case and dismissed the claim, and the client was awarded all litigation costs incurred.

We represented a supplier who submitted a tender with the lowest price (the price of the tender was more than EUR 2.7 million) in litigation concerning cancellation of the contracting authority’ decisions. The courts of the first and the appellate instance held that the claimant’s claims were justified.

We represented a client – a purchasing organization (respondent) – in litigation concerning cancellation of the public procurement commission and obliging it to include the claimant’s tender to the preliminary list of tenders. The Regional Court dismissed the claim. A panel of judges of the Division of Civil Cases of the Court of Appeal of Lithuania upheld the judgement of the court of the first instance.

We represented a contracting authority – a public sector institution – in litigation concerning invalidation of terms and conditions of a tender procedure. The claim was dismissed by the judgements of the courts of the first and appellate instance.

We successfully represented a client awarded the tender in litigation concerning annulment of a decision of the public procurement commission. A panel of judges of the Division of Civil Cases of the Court of Appeal of Lithuania annulled the judgement of the Regional Court unfavourable to the client.