Public Procurement

Vinge is one of the leading Swedish law firms within public procurement. We advise suppliers, contracting authorities and contracting entities in connection with public procurements in all sectors.

Advice to suppliers

In public procurements, tenderers must fulfil the mandatory requirements. We have considerable experience of reviewing clients’ tenders in public procurements in order to reduce the risk of a tender being rejected.

In addition, our advice to suppliers includes, among other things, reviewing and interpreting requirements, formulating questions to the purchaser in Q&As in the procurement, interpretation of contract terms and conditions as well as advice in conjunction with negotiations and other contacts between the supplier and the purchaser.

Large procurement projects

We have experience of advising contracting authorities and entities in extensive and complex public procurements, especially with a focus on IT and other procurements of technically complex goods and services. We assemble a dedicated team for the client in which our procurement law experts work together with Vinge’s specialists in commercial agreements within IT, telecommunications and outsourcing and, where necessary, by using specialist competence from other relevant practices areas, (for example, employment law, competition law and intellectual property law).

In addition, we are the only Swedish business law firm which also has its own in-house team of experienced economists who provide advice to clients from a financial and mathematical perspective, e.g., in conjunction with reviews of evaluation model in procurements. Vinge’s size and our team’s unique competence and experience of highly demanding procurement projects makes it possible for us to deliver advice of the highest quality even in conjunction with tight deadlines and in relation to complex issues.

Court proceedings

Vinge regularly advises suppliers and contracting authorities and entities in review proceedings relating to public procurements in the administrative courts. The regulatory procedural framework governing these types of proceedings is unique and requires specialist competence. The members of our team possess extensive experience of conducting litigation in all court instances and one member of the team is a former justice in the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court. Our unique experience and expertise in relation to court proceedings in the field of public procurement enables us to manage the largest and most complex review proceedings. In addition, our significant litigation experience also means that, in the context of day-to-day legal advice, we can thus clearly focus on practically relevant risks and possibilities in connection with public procurements.

We also provide tort litigation advice to clients in proceedings before the general courts where public procurement law issues are raised and, from our Brussels office, before the Court of Justice of the European Union regarding issues related to both procurement as well as other legal matters pertaining to EU law.

Current public procurement law advice

We provide legal advice to clients in conjunction with all issues regarding public procurements. Our advice relates to all types of contracts and concessions which fall within the scope of the public procurement legislation. This includes the formulation or review of procurement documentation and different decisions taken during course of the procurement, drafting or reviewing agreements. We also provide advice to clients concerning issues in relation to public documents and confidentiality, as well as the protective security legislation in connection with public procurements. Public procurement is also relevant within other practice areas such as M&A. By virtue of Vinge’s business law full-service offering, we can provide support regarding all kinds of issues and situations where procurement law is of significance.

What the ranking organisations say

Strengths: "Vinge has an extremely high competence in the public procurement area."

"We appreciated the quick response time from the Vinge team and their ability to understand the situation, as well as their immediate advice on what actions to take." Chambers & Partners 2023


‘Vinge has a global network of leading law firms that they coordinate and collaborate with on large-scale matters.’

‘Within there own operations, they have English, German, Chinese, Finnish and Norwegian lawyers, among others, with a keen understanding of the laws, languages and business cultures in their respective countries.’

‘Together with our Swedish lawyers and locally based advisers, they make up the teams that support us with business law and advice while acting as a cultural bridge between lands and regions.’

‘Very good knowledge and always very professional statements.’

‘After many years of working with your lawyer, he also knows what I need help with and what I can do myself, which means you don’t do extra work that I can do myself and we have a good dialogue.’

‘You can always rely on the team. Quick and relevant answers.’ Legal 500, 2023