Authorities, public law entities and certain utility operators are not allowed to award contracts freely. They are often obliged to comply with public procurement rules when awarding contracts for works, goods, services or concessions. Also, companies bidding for public contracts with local, European or international public procurement procedures have to take into account a complex set of rules and risk non-compliance and exclusion.
In cases where these rules do not apply, public authorities and entities must still respect the general principles of transparency and competitive tendering when entering into agreements with third parties. Our procurement team in our office is familiar with procurement issues in a wide variety of sectors and will help you navigate the rules and regulations.