War-Related Procurements: Germans Procurement Reaction

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

Facilitations under public procurement law for war-related procurements The situation in Ukraine is keeping us with bated breath. Never before have we realised how everything in our modern world is connected like a jigsaw puzzle, and never before have we realised that if one piece of the puzzle is lost, nothing fit anymore. As in…

Procurement Law Reform in Germany – Why?

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

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. Modern public procurement law ensures the fair, efficient and sustainable award of public contracts through transparent award procedures. It regulates how public contracting authorities must…

Contracting Authority: Candidate must prove own capability

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

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.  Facts of the case: A negotiated procedure with a call for tenders was conducted for an awarding proceeding. In order to prove their suitability, applicants…

Inspection of procurement files : “Aktenansicht”

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

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 right to inspect files does not mean that the procurement files must be sent by the Public Procurement Tribunal to the applicant or his authorised…

0,00 € Offer: is this a price quotation?

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

0,00 € Offer: is this a price quotation? (Tribunal Decision – Nordbayern Az.: RMF-SG21-3194-5-11 of the 23.06.2020) The Case: The contracting authority issued a Europe-wide invitation to tender for the installation of a stainless steel pool in the course of a swimming pool renovation using the procurement open procedure. According to the submission protocol, the…

What is the european threshold value in public procurement law?

By horak Lawyers

If, according to § 2 VgV*[1], the expected order value exceeds a so-called threshold, a Europe-wide awarding proceeding must be carried out. In such a case, it can be assumed that the mandate is of cross-border interest and relevant to the internal market. Above these thresholds, here applies laws “coined” by the European directives (the…