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procurement law

The first objective is to meet public procurement needs through the economic and economical use of budgetary resources.

The principles of equal treatment, non-discrimination and transparency should ensure fair competition between bidding companies and prevent corruption.
Public contracting authorities are not only public institutions, but also particular private companies in the field of transport, drinking water supply and energy supply, which are subject to public procurement law.

What kind of services do we offer to public contracting authority?

Examination and implementation of tendering procedures
Choice of procedure
Preparation of the contractual documents
Formulation of invitation to tender
Opening and evaluation of tenders
Support during the awarding as well as implementation of awards
Representation in case of public procurement complaint and in the review procedure
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the main principles of procurement law

What shall be observed?

The following principles can be extracted from the German Antitrust Law Act (especially §§ 97, 101 GWB):


Publication of tendering, commitment to publication, documentation of the proceedings


Right to equal treatment of all bidders, prohibition of discriminatory practices, principle of neutrality


Free access to the proceedings, allowance of all offers from suitable bidders, participation of several bidders, prohibition of anti-competitive behaviour by the contracting entity and tenderers, establishment of a fair competition as a fundamental requirement

procurement awards

What kind of awards exist?

Open procedure (EU-Procurement Law)/ public tendering (national award)
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Negotiation procedure (EU-Law Granting) / direct award (national award)
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Competitive Dialog (EU-Procurement Law)
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Innovative Partnership (EU-Procurement Law)
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Our Team

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Michael Horak, LL.M.

Attorney-at-law · Graduate Engineer
Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Certified Media and Copyright Law Specialist

Julia Ziegeler

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist
Certified Media and Copyright Law Specialist

Anna Umberg, LL.M., M.A.

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist

Andree Eckhardt

Patent Attorney
European Trademark Attorney
European Design Attorney

Katharina Gitmann-Kopilevich

Certified Intellectual Property Law Specialist

Karoline Behrend

Certified Procurement Law Specialist

Johanna K. Müller-Kühne, PhD

Patent Attorney

Andreas Friedlein


John Bühler

Attorney-at-law · TÜV approved Compliance Officer 

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Procurement Law Reform in Germany – Why?

What does public procurement law regulate? Public contracts are an important economic factor. Public authorities request services, construction work and goods from almost all economic sectors on a large scale.[…]

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Contracting Authority: Candidate must prove own capability

Contracting authorities have the right to have their candidates proving their capability: it that right? Let’s read an interesting case (VK Bund, Decision of 29.04.2021 (Ref.: VK 2-5/21)) about it. […]

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Inspection of procurement files : “Aktenansicht”

How difficult it is in Germany to get the awarding files dispatched? Here a new decision from the German VK Bund, decision of 26.03.2021, VK 2 – 13 / 2. The[…]

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