Public Contracts

Authorities can’t just draw up contracts with contractors, suppliers or service providers. In very many cases, they must first allow the candidates to compete. They must do this in accordance with strict rules, which are laid down in the legislation governing public contracts. Many private non-profit organisations, (e.g. institutions and NPOs in the healthcare and education sectors), are also subject to this legislation. We advise both public and private clients in this area of law, amongst others, by assisting during preparation of the tender documents or the price quote, and during the award procedure. We also have considerable experience of legal proceedings in which the award decision is challenged before the Council of State or the civil courts. We can also provide our legal advice and assistance if (contractual) disputes arise during the execution of a public contract.