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Public Procurement

Bulgaria

Contracting authorities and bidders in local, EU and international procurement procedures need to rely on legal advice informed by extensive experience on both sides of the process. Public procurement legislation has undergone significant changes in Central and Eastern Europe in recent years. Despite legislation moving closer towards harmonisation with the EU, many practical challenges remain. CMS has worked on scores of complex projects in the region over the last two decades and fields specialist public procurement lawyers across 15 full-service offices. Our lawyers offer a powerful combination of local expertise and insight coupled with international know-how and perspective on public procurement issues.  We can guide you through complex public tender issues, from the formation and building of bidding consortia, concession contracts and sophisticated PPP projects, through to compliance, investigations and procurement-related disputes and litigation.

In Bulgaria and across CMS, our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure, life sciences & healthcare, transport, and technology, media and communications. This approach means we can resolve your complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, protection of confidential information, anti-trust matters, evaluations, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects. Further, we can assist regarding feedback and debriefing and how to approach different regulated tender procedures. We also provide support before tribunals and courts across Europe or in front of the European Commission.

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15 December 2020
Five years after Hua­wei ZTE FRAND li­cens­ing ob­lig­a­tions again be­fore the...
On 26 Novem­ber 2020, the Düs­sel­dorf Re­gion­al Court an­nounced that it would sus­pend a pat­ent in­fringe­ment pro­ceed­ing and refer key ques­tions on com­puls­ory li­cens­ing of stand­ard es­sen­tial pat­ents (SEP)...
04 November 2020
Bul­garia in­tro­duces bill sup­ple­ment­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment le­gis­la­tion
Bul­gari­an law­makers have ap­proved at first hear­ing a Bill for Amend­ment and Sup­ple­ment of the Bul­gari­an Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Act, which cov­ers op­tions for amend­ments with­in a con­cluded pub­lic pro­cure­ment...
05 May 2020
Coronavir­us crisis: More flex­ib­il­ity for European struc­tur­al and in­vest­ment...
On 23 April 2020, the European Uni­on ad­op­ted Reg­u­la­tion (EU) N° 2020/558 on spe­cif­ic meas­ures to provide ex­cep­tion­al flex­ib­il­ity in the use of European Struc­tur­al and In­vest­ment Funds in re­sponse to...
04 May 2020
In­ter­na­tion­al Law in times of crisis: COV­ID-19 and For­eign In­vest­ments
As the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic con­tin­ues to un­ravel without re­gard to na­tion­al bor­ders, coun­tries around the world are faced with both pub­lic health and eco­nom­ic is­sues on a scale not pre­vi­ously seen. In this...
20 April 2020
CEE Green­field Guide
CEE coun­tries have at­trac­ted sig­ni­fic­ant for­eign dir­ect in­vest­ment in green­field op­er­a­tions in re­cent years. In­deed, many man­u­fac­tur­ing busi­nesses have fo­cused on ex­pand­ing ca­pa­city in CEE coun­tries...
20 April 2020
Bul­garia is­sues new guid­ance on pub­lic pro­cure­ment dur­ing the state of...
The Emer­gency Meas­ures Act pro­mul­gated on 28 March (Act) deal­ing with the con­sequences of COV­ID-19 was un­clear on the run­ning of terms of pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures which are now act­ive.  The Pub­lic...
02 April 2020
Bul­garia: Pub­lic pro­cure­ments dur­ing the coronavir­us crisis
Al­though the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment ad­op­ted meas­ures in the re­cently passed state-of-emer­gency law (Emer­gency Meas­ures Act) to reg­u­late ma­jor re­la­tion­ships dur­ing the cur­rent crisis, ques­tions still re­main...
27 March 2020
Man­aging clin­ic­al tri­als un­der COV­ID-19: New EU guid­ance is­sued for spon­sors...
The COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has had a dra­mat­ic im­pact on European health sys­tems, whose pri­or­ity first and fore­most is the treat­ment of pa­tients suf­fer­ing from this dis­ease both in the in-pa­tient and out-pa­tient...
26 March 2020
Bul­garia rat­i­fies EU med­ic­al pro­cure­ment agree­ment
On 22 March 2020, with the Bul­gari­an par­lia­ment's ad­op­tion of the law rat­i­fy­ing the Frame­work Agree­ment on Joint Pro­cure­ment Agree­ment to Pro­cure Med­ic­al Coun­ter­meas­ures, Bul­garia is now part of an EU...
20 November 2019
Bul­garia im­ple­ments Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Dir­ect­ive 
The Bul­gari­an gov­ern­ment just ad­op­ted a new law that amends and sup­ple­ments the Anti-Money Laun­der­ing Meas­ures Act (“AM­LMA”) to in­clude new pro­vi­sions con­tained in the EU­'s Fifth Anti-Money Laun­der­ing...
10 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law
In­tro­duc­tion Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is a power­ful tool for gov­ern­ments try­ing to cre­ate dy­nam­ic, in­nov­at­ive and sus­tain­able mar­kets, eco­nom­ies and so­ci­et­ies. Ac­cord­ing to the European Com­mis­sion, “every...
13 September 2019
Bul­garia holds pub­lic con­sulta­tion on draft amend­ment to the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment...
Bul­garia has pub­lished a draft amend­ment and sup­ple­ment to the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Act (PPA), which re­late to the im­ple­ment­a­tion of an elec­tron­ic award sys­tem for pub­lic pro­cure­ment. The draft was re­leased...