Awarding in emergency situation: the corona test centers

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

Was the awarding of corona test centers unlawful? In the dispute over the state-owned Corona test centres, Berlin lost before court. The KG confirmed decisions of the Public Procurement Chamber according to which the awarding of contracts for the operation of the test centres was unlawful: Decision of 10.05.2022, Ref. Verg 1/22 and Verg 2/22…

Indicative Tenders and Negotiations

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

Indicative Tenders and Negotiation: What do you need to know? Is is possible to negotiate and round up indicative bids after your company has won the tender? Let’s have a look at this tribunal proceeding (BayObLG, Decision of 03.06.2022 – Verg 7/22):   Tribunal Decision of 03.06.2022 Award 7/22 (1) The contracting authority may organise…

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…

Terminology Twist – Procurement

By horak. Attorneys-at-Law

Does a procurement manager have something to do with a procurement proceeding? Well, the answer is easy: The job title “Procurement Manager” is synonymous of “Purchasing Manager” or “Buyer”. In German you can speak of procurement manager or buyer. The Procurement Manager is responsible in a company mainly for everything that has to do with…

Electronic procurement (eProcurement)

By horak Lawyers

Electronic procurement (eProcurement) permits procurement procedures to be handled entirely online. The advantages: Due to the uniform procedures, online procurement is more efficient and cheaper both for the contracting authority and for private-sector contractors. Promoting eProcurement With regard to contracts above the EU thresholds, all tender documents, and particularly the specification, must now (since 18…