Vinge has considerable experience advising both suppliers and procuring authorities/entities in public procurement matters. With local presence in Sweden and Brussels, we can act as part of the client’s project team or as consultants on individual matters.
We are always on hand with ongoing legal advice, for instance during negotiations or in relation to the evaluation of bids, as well as advice regarding concessions and Public‑Private Partnerships which may pertain to both Swedish law and EU law.
We also advise clients in relation to complaints and investigations initiated by the Swedish Competition Authority or the European Commission, e.g. in connection with complaints relating to breaches of treaty provisions. We also assist clients in matters relating to public access and confidentiality, and requests to disclose public documents.
Based on our clients’ needs, we manage external training and seminars in the field of public procurement.
In tendering procedures, we help suppliers to scrutinise the request and formulate any questions they may have for the procuring authority or entity. We also review tenders and other documents before they are submitted, in order to minimise the risk of rejection or exclusion.
When we assist procuring authorities or entities, we offer advice at all stages of the procurement process. This may for instance entail formulating the procurement documents and different decisions in the course of the process, or quality assuring the procurement from a legal perspective.
Vinge assists both suppliers and procuring authorities/entities in appeals, damage suits and procurement damage cases, and also when required before the Court of Justice of the European Union. Thanks to our extensive experience and knowledge of court proceedings in the field of procurement, in our ongoing consultancy we are able to focus clearly on risks and opportunities that arise in public procurements.
Over the years, public procurements have become increasingly complex legally speaking. They quite often touch on other areas of law that need to be brought into play. Thanks to Vinge’s full‑service offering as a business law firm, we can provide support in all legal matters that may arise in connection with public procurements.