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Public Procurement and Competitive Tendering

Private companies themselves may also award contracts through a tender process. Non-compliance with these rules can have very serious commercial consequences.

Arrangements with public authorities that do not fall within the scope of public procurement and competitive tendering rules may still be subject to the general principles of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU and therefore require some degree of transparency and competitive tendering.

Our international team has the experience to address public procurement issues from the perspective of all those involved in the procurement process. Our expertise stretches out to Europe and beyond, and among our procurement lawyers is a former director of criminal enforcement at the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, who was responsible for developing the training programme provided by the DOJ to senior officials on contracting with the U.S. government (MAPS).

Our international public procurement team advises on:

  • how to anticipate potential issues and prepare suitable strategies for dealing with the rules
  • preparing a clear, structured approach from the initial commercial assessment to the final award and performance of the contract
  • procurement disputes
  • guidance for contracting authorities and utilities operators whose tendering processes have come under attack
  • disappointed tenderers seeking to challenge the award of a public contract

Noticias e Insights

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Publications: 28 MAY 2021

Las subvenciones extranjeras, bajo la lupa de la UE

La Comisión Europea está impulsando nuevas herramientas legislativas para hacer frente a las distorsiones que puedan causar en el mercado interior aquellas empresas que se benefician de subvenciones…

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Publications: 10 MAY 2021

Modificada la normativa española de defensa de la competencia (transposición de la Directiva ECN+)

El pasado 27 de abril el Consejo de Ministros aprobó el Real Decreto Ley 7/2021  (el RDL Ómnibus) por el que se transponen al ordenamiento jurídico español varias directivas de la Unión Europea, entre…

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Publications: 20 APRIL 2020

Sentencia Budapest Bank: se eleva el listón para declarar una práctica restrictiva de la competencia “por objeto”

El pasado 2 de abril de 2020, el Tribunal de Justicia de la Unión Europea (TJUE) dictó su esperada sentencia en relación con las cuestiones prejudiciales en el asunto C-228/18, Budapest Bank (la…

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Publications: 25 MARCH 2020

Covid-19 Coronavirus: el Derecho de la Competencia también ayuda

Las circunstancias excepcionales creadas por la pandemia del Covid-19 coronavirus han impactado de lleno en todos los aspectos de la vida diaria en España y en otros muchos países. En este boletín…

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