Tendering

When government agencies (or similar institutions) wish to award a contract, this very soon means that multiple market parties must be given the opportunity to tender.

This subsequently results in the public authorities wanting to know what procedure should be observed, how to deal with the tendering parties and with the agreements that are entered into. Naturally the way in which those issues are dealt with is closely monitored by all the parties, since being awarded a contract often involves very substantial financial interests.

This means that a tendering procedure may be fraught with problems. Any advice on such matters must take account of, among other things, the European tendering rules as well as the decisions by which these guidelines have been implemented in Dutch legislation. Mention should also be made of European and national case law as sources of procurement law, and developments follow each other in rapid succession.

Our specialists have a thorough and ‘up to date’ knowledge in the field of procurement law and have a wide experience when it comes to rendering assistance in tendering procedures. In addition we are experienced litigators, including in interim relief proceedings, in matters involving tendering disputes. Having been active on both sides means that, together with you, we will be able to achieve the best possible results.

Other areas of practice

Property

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Real Estate law covers a wide field. It is concerned with the land and all that is constructed on and in it.

Renting and letting

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Matters related to the renting and letting of real estate are among our greatest specializations. We render assistance to property investors, housing associations and other professional lessors and commercial lessees.

Construction

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

The design and construction process is where the various parties involved have to work together, such as the commissioning authority, the architect, the consulting engineers, the contractor, sub-contractors, other contractors and suppliers.

Environmental law and other administrative law

Environmental law is concerned with our environment and includes areas of law such as planning and zoning law, the protection of the environment and pollution control law

Environmental law is concerned with our environment and includes areas of law such as planning and zoning law, the protection of the environment and pollution control law

Project development

Project development includes the development and construction of real estate projects, such as housing locations, offices, business premises and shopping centres, both new and forming part of urban renewal schemes.

Project development includes the development and construction of real estate projects, such as housing locations, offices, business premises and shopping centres, both new and forming part of urban renewal schemes.

Procedural law and arbitration

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Procurement law is likewise essential in matters relating to property development, especially to the public authorities. Tendering procedures as a rule give rise to a great number of practical questions which are increasingly resolved through legal proceedings.

Government liability

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

Public authorities may be held liable for damage resulting from its acts (and of late appear to be held liable increasingly readily in case of damage or harm).

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