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Public Procurement

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The quality of public services is increasingly determined by skilled public procurement management. The complexity of the legislative framework for public procurement rises steadily.

As a contracting authority or a bidder in national and international procurement procedures, you can benefit from legal advisors with extensive experience on both sides of the process. We can guide you through complex infrastructure and construction, transport, healthcare and IT tenders, not only in the public sector but also concerning utilities such as electricity, gas and airports. We also represent you in procurement-related disputes / review procedures and litigation / alternative dispute resolution.

With over 100 public procurement specialists in 68 cities worldwide, CMS has an outstanding reach and capacity for public procurement. We can support your response to public tender procedures in numerous countries. Additionally, our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure & construction, waste & water, life sciences/healthcare, transport / traffic and TMC. 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, selection and evaluation criteria, specific rules around framework agreements, concession contracts and complex PPP projects.
If required, your CMS advisors will also deal with state aid aspects or the legal framework on public accounting and debts as well as any applicable regulatory matters.

Further, we can assist how to approach different regulated tender procedures. We support and represent you before national and European tribunals and courts or in front of the European Commission.

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09/04/2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is not im­mune to the cur­rent de­vel­op­ments either. We have pooled our ex­pert­ise and know­ledge from 23 coun­tries in­to a News­flash. Read here!
10 October 2019
CMS Ex­pert Guide to pub­lic pro­cure­ment reg­u­la­tion and law
This guide provides an over­view on the EU Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Dir­ect­ives and 20 na­tion­al pro­cure­ment laws fol­low­ing ten ques­tions, answered by CMS pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists.
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...
28 January 2020
CMS ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG on the ac­quis­i­tion of POLY­DATA AG
An in­ter­na­tion­al team of CMS Switzer­land, Aus­tria and Ger­many un­der the lead of Stefan Brunnsch­weiler (CMS Switzer­land) has ad­vised GRAPHA-Hold­ing AG, a single-fam­ily of­fice and hold­ing com­pany for vari­ous in­dus­tri­al activ­it­ies, on the ac­quis­i­tion of all
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...
November 2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Con­tact Card
01 April 2020
Guid­ance for pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures in Aus­tria dur­ing the COV­ID-19...
Spe­cif­ic amend­ments to the leg­al pro­vi­sions re­gard­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment law have not been is­sued yet.1 Nev­er­the­less, the cur­rent situ­ation af­fects pub­lic pro­cure­ment. On­go­ing pub­lic pro­cure­ment pro­ced­ures,...
22/08/2019
The Dom­in­ance and Mono­pol­ies Re­view I Sev­enth Edi­tion
The Dom­in­ance and Mono­pol­ies Re­view sum­mar­ises the ab­use of dom­in­ance rules in a jur­is­dic­tion. Read more here!
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...
29/07/2019
Suc­cess­fully com­pleted bid­ding pro­cess: CMS sup­ports Nieder­ös­ter­reichis­che...
Suc­cess­fully com­pleted bid­ding pro­cess: CMS sup­ports Nieder­ös­ter­reichis­che Breit­band-Hold­ing in its se­lec­tion of in­vestors. Read more here!
12 September 2019
UK food and cos­met­ic pro­du­cers to the EU to face new reg­u­la­tions after...
As Brexit draws near­er and with the like­li­hood of an un­reg­u­lated exit still not off the table, EU-27 com­pan­ies im­port­ing or selling food or cos­met­ics from Great Bri­tain face li­ab­il­ity risks if they con­tin­ue...
13/02/2019
Help in Re­al­time: CMS launches Dawn Raid App