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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 Poland and across CMS, our specialists have longstanding sector expertise across core industries such as infrastructure, life sciences and healthcare, aviation, 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. We also advise on feedback and debriefing and how to approach different regulated tender procedures. And finally, we also provide support before tribunals and courts across Europe, or in front of the European Commission.

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CMS Ex­pert Guide to Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment
04 Nov 19
New law on pay­ment delays in Po­land
The new Pol­ish law on com­bat­ing pay­ment delays will enter in­to force on 1 Janu­ary 2020. It is aimed at deal­ing with pay­ment delays but will also con­sid­er­ably change the cur­rent pay­ment terms re­gime. It...
02 Jul 18
E-pub­lic pro­cure­ment CEE 2018
21 Oct 19
New Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law signed by the Pres­id­ent of the Re­pub­lic...
Work on the new Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law has been com­pleted. Fol­low­ing its ad­op­tion by the Par­lia­ment on 11 Septem­ber 2019, the reg­u­la­tion was brought be­fore the Sen­ate, which ad­op­ted the Act without any...
25 June 2018
CEE Green­field Guide
Third edi­tion
19 Sep 19
New Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law soon a real­ity
On 11 Septem­ber 2019, the Pol­ish Lower House of Par­lia­ment (Se­jm) passed a new Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law, which is to re­place the ex­ist­ing le­gis­la­tion.  The ad­op­ted ver­sion of the law is sim­il­ar to the...
08 May 18
Green­field In­vest­ments in CEE 2018
12 Sep 19
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...
05 Mar 18
CMS Po­land ex­pands its in­fra­struc­ture pro­jects prac­tice
25 Jul 19
De­cision re­gard­ing Po­lan­d's PPP mar­ket
On 12 Ju­ly 2019, the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters es­tab­lished a Gov­ern­ment Pleni­po­ten­tiary for the de­vel­op­ment of pub­lic-private part­ner­ships in Po­land. This func­tion was taken up by Deputy Min­is­ter of In­vest­ment...
9 October 2017
CMS Po­land launches law com­pet­i­tion for stu­dents
23 Jul 19
New Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law in the lower house of Par­lia­ment
The draft of the new act, the Pub­lic Pro­cure­ment Law, was ad­op­ted by the Coun­cil of Min­is­ters and sub­mit­ted to the lower house of the Par­lia­ment (Se­jm), where it has been re­ferred to the first read­ing....