Home / Europe / Hungary / Public Procurement

Public Procurement

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 some 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 Hungary and across CMS, our specialists have long-standing 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.

The Public Procurement Team with five dedicated procurement experts in Hungary focuses on assisting mostly bidders throughout the whole tender procedure from preparing the bid to remedy procedures. Our procurement specialists have delivered outstanding results despite the ever changing legal environment in recent years.

10/07/2019
High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment in Hun­gary
Funk­werk AG on the suc­cess­ful rep­res­ent­a­tion of the cli­ent be­fore the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dis­pute Board, as a res­ult of which the cli­ent was able to tender in a high value pub­lic pro­cure­ment, after...

Feed

05/12/2022
EU Com­mis­sion pro­poses to mod­ern­ise product li­ab­il­ity rules for green and...
Cur­rent product li­ab­il­ity rules, based on the 85/374/EGK Product Li­ab­il­ity Dir­ect­ive (PLD), are nearly 40 years old and no longer suit­able for the mod­ern di­git­al age. Among oth­er things, the PLD is un­cer­tain...
14/10/2022
Hun­gary amends pub­lic pro­cure­ment rules to en­hance con­trol over the use...
Hun­gary has ad­op­ted sev­er­al im­port­ant le­gis­lat­ive amend­ments as re­medi­al meas­ures un­der Reg­u­la­tion 2020/2092 to en­sure prudent and trans­par­ent use of EU funds, which also af­fect im­port­ant pro­vi­sions of...
26/08/2022
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion in Hun­gary
Oc­to­ber 2018 1. Where can one find pub­lic pro­cure­ment no­ti­fic­a­tions for Hun­gary? Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Bul­let­in, the Of­fi­cial Journ­al of the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Au­thor­ity; avail­able on­line un­der www.kozbe­szerzes.hu...
25/07/2022
Hun­gary re­shapes KATA small-busi­ness tax mak­ing many in­eligible
After days of street protests, the Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment an­nounced the new act on the re­shaped KATA tax­a­tion re­gime after an ex­tremely rap­id le­gis­lat­ive pro­cess. The new rules sig­ni­fic­antly nar­row the...
20/07/2022
US ter­min­ates double tax-treaty with Hun­gary
On 8 Ju­ly 2022, the U.S. Treas­ury De­part­ment an­nounced the ter­min­a­tion of the double-tax treaty with Hun­gary. The treaty, which scores of US in­vestors called very be­ne­fi­cial, was con­cluded in 1979 and...
24/06/2022
Reg­u­la­tion on for­eign sub­sidies is head­ing for the fin­ish line - European...
Since 5 May 2022, EU tri­logue ne­go­ti­ations have been un­der­way on the first Reg­u­la­tion to lim­it the ef­fect of sub­sidies from third coun­tries to com­pan­ies act­ive in the EU. That an agree­ment will be reached...
10/06/2022
CMS Ex­pert Guide on rising raw ma­ter­i­al prices in Hun­gary
1. Have spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions been ad­op­ted by the Gov­ern­ment in re­la­tion to the in­crease in the price of raw ma­ter­i­als? No spe­cif­ic le­gis­lat­ive or reg­u­lat­ory pro­vi­sions have...
Comparable
31/05/2022
Hun­gari­an court de­cisions con­firm new in­ter­pret­a­tion on date of ex­clu­sion...
The Met­ro­pol­it­an Court of Bud­apest con­firmed the new leg­al in­ter­pret­a­tion of the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Ar­bit­ra­tion Board that the ex­clu­sion ground from tenders is ap­plic­able to com­pan­ies par­ti­cip­at­ing in...
27/05/2022
Hun­gary in­tro­duces sec­tor spe­cif­ic taxes to com­pan­ies gen­er­at­ing "ex­tra...
On 25 and 26 May, the re­cently re-elec­ted Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment an­nounced new sec­tor spe­cif­ic taxes for 2022 and 2023 as a re­sponse to dif­fi­culties caused by the war in Ukraine and the in­creased prices...
25/05/2022
Hun­gary makes changes to min­is­tries over­see­ing FDI con­trol mat­ters
Fol­low­ing the elec­tion and form­a­tion of a new gov­ern­ment in Hun­gary on 24 May 2022, the gov­ern­ment has ad­op­ted Gov­ern­ment De­cree No. 182/2022 (V. 24.) on the com­pet­ences and powers of the mem­bers of Gov­ern­ment...
09/03/2022
Up­com­ing changes in Hun­gari­an pub­lic pro­cure­ment law in­clude cut­ting num­ber...
Among vari­ous im­port­ant Hun­gari­an pub­lic pro­cure­ment law changes in the pipeline in Hun­gary, one of the most prom­in­ent is to sig­ni­fic­antly re­duce the num­ber of single-bid pub­lic pro­cure­ments. These and...
06/05/2022
Train­ing on com­pet­i­tion law and pub­lic pro­cure­ment law, with spe­cial em­phas­is...
CMS Bud­apest is host­ing a series of ac­cred­it­a­tion train­ing events ap­proved by the Hun­gari­an Bar As­so­ci­ation as part of the new com­puls­ory ac­cred­it­a­tion sys­tem in Hun­gary.  Train­ing on com­pet­i­tion law...