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CMS launches global PP Remedies Toolbox

Vienna, 13 July 2021

CMS launches interactive online tool for public procurement remedies 

  • CMS launches its global PP Remedies Toolbox, an interactive online tool covering around 16 countries on 3 continents.
  • The tool covers the public (“classical”) sector, the utilities sector and deadlines for concessions.

Today, CMS has announced the launch of a new, interactive online tool for public procurement remedies. It guides the user through the different procedures, identifies possible decisions that can be challenged and calculates the available time a user has to challenge a certain decision in procurement procedures in a specific country. The user simply selects the applicable jurisdiction, identifies the applicable procedure and the relevant decision that is to be challenged. The user will then learn the available time to calculate the deadline. The tool is easily accessible and free of charge. Users do not require specific knowledge of local laws or local languages. With this tool, CMS gives companies the opportunity to easily estimate the time available for challenging a decision and to decide on the next steps to be taken. It gives procurement officers initial guidance in real-time and prevents companies from losing valuable time when battling for public contracts. The tool is intended for companies participating in procurement procedures in various countries all over the world. Over the coming months, additional countries will be added and in autumn CMS will organize an event to give users more insights into the specifics of the tool and some useful facts about individual countries. 

“This is a great tool which guides the user through the complex set of rules. It provides access to the public procurement remedies in 16 jurisdictions which shows CMS’s outstanding coverage and know-how in public procurement law,” said Bernt Elsner, Global Head of CMS Public Procurement Group. Ruth Bittner, leading the core team for this online tool, added: “The online tool is easy to handle. Anybody can simply ’click & select‘ and will immediately get an idea of how much time is left to challenge a decision in public tenders. Such a straightforward first guidance is very helpful. We know from our daily experience that when it comes to deadlines in public procurement procedures each day matters.”

The CMS Public Procurement Remedies Toolbox is accessible directly via the website here.

 

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Portrait of Bernt Elsner
Bernt Elsner
Partner
Vienna
Portrait of Ruth Bittner
Ruth Bittner
Attorney-at-Law
Vienna