GvW Graf von Westphalen’s highly regarded team for public procurement works throughout Germany with its partners and lawyers who specialize in this area. It is one of the country’s largest and most skilled groups in this area. For many years now, we have advised and supported public agencies and private companies in national and international contract-awarding processes and bidding procedures, privatizations and public-private partnerships (PPP).
When acting for the customer, we provide comprehensive advice regarding the preparation and the conduct of contract award procedures (structuring of the procurement process, preparation and negotiation of contract award documents) as well as the subsequent contract management.
On behalf of bidders, we assist with the preparation of applications to participate and bids by identifying violations of contract award regulations and objections as well as by finding ways to address prohibitions on awarding contracts. We also represent contracting parties and bidders in review proceedings before public procurement complaint boards, higher regional courts and the European Court of Justice as well as in lawsuits for damages.