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…

Complaints and review proceedings in public procurement law

By horak Lawyers

According to § 160 (1) GWB, the public procurement tribunal shall initiate review proceedings (Rüge) only upon application. Paragraph § 160 (3) of the GWB specifies that an application becomes inadmissible if the applicant became aware of the violation of public procurement provisions during the awarding procedure, but did not complain to the contracting entity…