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Public Procurement


The quality of public services is increasingly determined by skilled public procurement management. Your business and any real estate developments, joint ventures, restructuring or sale programmes cannot function without a deep understanding of how procurement regulates your plans. As a contracting authority or a bidder in local, EU 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, transport and IT projects, not only in the public sector but also concerning utilities such as electricity, gas and airports. We can also represent you in procurement-related disputes and litigation.

With over 160 public procurement specialists in 50 cities worldwide, CMS has an outstanding reach and capacity for public procurement. We can support your response to public tender procedures in numerous countries simultaneously. Additionally, our specialists have longstanding sector-expertise across core industries including infrastructure, lifesciences/healthcare, transport, TMC and energy. This approach means we can resolve your complex public tender issues, including formation and building of bidding consortia, e-procurement, 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 authorities, tribunals and courts across Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia.

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July 2020
A com­plete per­spect­ive
With over 150 pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists world­wide, the CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Group of­fers you out­stand­ing reach and ca­pa­city.CMS provides pub­lic tender sup­port in 36 jur­is­dic­tions. Our spe­cial­ists have long-stand­ing sec­tor ex­pert­ise across core in­dus­tries, in­clud­ing in­fra­struc­ture, life sci­ences & health­care, trans­port, TMC and en­ergy.We pride on our ex­per­i­ence to work for you in resolv­ing com­plex pub­lic tender is­sues – in­clud­ing the form­a­tion and build­ing of bid­ding con­sor­tia, e-pro­cure­ment, pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion, an­ti­trust mat­ters, eval­u­ations, spe­cif­ic rules around frame­work agree­ments, con­ces­sion con­tracts and com­plex PPP pro­jects.Cli­ents rely on us to rep­res­ent them be­fore au­thor­it­ies, tribunals and courts across Europe, Africa, Asia and Lat­in Amer­ica. We de­liv­er pro­act­ive ad­vice and in­sights on ne­go­ti­ations, feed­back, de­brief­ing and how to ap­proach dif­fer­ent reg­u­lated tender pro­ced­ures.If you need leg­al ad­vice in the area of pub­lic pro­cure­ment, feel free to reach out to us. You can find key con­tacts for in­di­vidu­al jur­is­dic­tions in our Con­tact Card.
November 2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Tool­box of Rem­ed­ies
Pub­lic pro­cure­ment is the largest single glob­al mar­ket­place, ac­count­ing for around one-fifth of world­wide GDP. In this in­creas­ingly in­ter­na­tion­al mar­ket­place, com­pan­ies need to have con­fid­ence that pub­lic award pro­ced­ures are trans­par­ent, fair and com­pet­it­ive. Wheth­er un­der the WTO rules, EU or oth­er in­ter­na­tion­al le­gis­la­tion, most coun­tries across the world now have in place an es­tab­lished pub­lic pro­cure­ment re­gime.With over 140 spe­cial­ists in over 35 coun­tries world­wide, CMS has an out­stand­ing reach and ca­pa­city to sup­port com­pan­ies bid­ding for pub­lic con­tracts. We reg­u­larly ad­vise cli­ents on nav­ig­at­ing the dif­fer­ent na­tion­al pro­cure­ment re­gimes, help­ing with the pre­par­a­tion of tenders and with con­tract ne­go­ti­ations. We are also highly skilled at chal­len­ging pro­cure­ment pro­cesses in situ­ations where the rules are not fol­lowed.This Tool­box out­lines the key rem­ed­ies and time lim­its ap­plied in 35 jur­is­dic­tions. It com­ple­ments our e-Guides on the in­di­vidu­al na­tion­al re­gimes in these coun­tries. If you need ad­vice in any of these jur­is­dic­tions, con­tact de­tails for the rel­ev­ant loc­al CMS pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists are set out on pages 38-41 of the pub­lic­a­tion.
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31 July 2020
An­nu­al Re­view 2019 – 2020
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.
10 September 2020
We­bin­ar: What EU policy means for hy­dro­gen pro­jects
Has the time come for em­bra­cing
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...
July 2020
A com­plete per­spect­ive
With over 150 pub­lic pro­cure­ment spe­cial­ists world­wide, the CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Group helps you re­solve com­plex pub­lic tender is­sues – in­clud­ing the form­a­tion and build­ing of bid­ding con­sor­tia, e-pro­cure­ment, pro­tec­tion of con­fid­en­tial in­form­a­tion, ant
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...
10 April 2020
Im­pact of COV­ID-19 on Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
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...
November 2019
CMS Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Tool­box of Rem­ed­ies
Tool­box of rem­ed­ies in pub­lic award pro­ced­ures avail­able across 35 jur­is­dic­tions. Down­load here!
19 March 2020
Hun­gary: Eco­nom­ic meas­ures passed to tackle the fall out of the coronavir­us...
On 18 March 2020, Hun­gari­an Prime Min­is­ter Vikt­or Or­bán an­nounced the im­ple­ment­a­tion of an eco­nom­ic pack­age con­tain­ing meas­ures to mit­ig­ate the ad­verse im­pact of the coronavir­us out­break on the na­tion's...
November 2019
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment in a nut­shell
17 March 2020
Hun­gary closes bor­ders to non-res­id­ents, can­cels flights, re­stricts pub­lic...
In a bid to cur­tail the spread of the coronavir­us, the Hun­gari­an gov­ern­ment in­tro­duced strict meas­ures that in­clude clos­ing its bor­ders, can­cel­ling in­ter­na­tion­al flights from high-risk na­tions, ban­ning...