Wolf Theiss

Public Procurement

Whether you're a public or private contracting party, you know the risks that come with the procurement process. With procurement rules subject to frequent change and increasing complexity, you need a team that ensures that your business or organisation complies with all procurement rules, on time and with attention to even the minutest details. This is why public bodies and utilities operators trust the Wolf Theiss Procurement team to prepare and carry out their tender procedures. We also make sure that private bidders wishing to participate in public tenders have a seat at the table: we secure the compliance of the bid, negotiate with contracting authorities, and, if necessary, work to protect our clients by challenging unfair tender provisions and award decisions.

Contact
Manfred
Essletzbichler
Partner
T. +43 1 51510 5350
F. +43 1 51510 665350
Schubertring 6
1010 Vienna
Austria
Areas of Specialisation

Full-Service Provider

If you represent a contracting authority, you can trust us as a full-service provider through all stages of an infrastructure project: from tenders for architectural work to procuring project management and controlling services, planning services, construction and infrastructural works (from general contractors to specialised firms) to tendering technical and infrastructural facility management services.

Strategic Tender Planning

Before the tender procedure even starts, we deploy our expertise and vast market experience to support contracting authorities. We will work with you to develop the tender strategy for the entire project and customise the individual tender procedures with an eye to determining the estimated contract value, adequately distributing the purchase in lots, choosing the best procedure, and developing suitable criteria for eligibility, selection and awarding.

Drafting Tender Documents

We view our procurement work as an opportunity to collaborate with you and your organisation. This includes drafting all necessary tender documents in concert with the technical advisors of the project. And we mean all of them: procedural provisions, scope of work and evaluation matrices, supply, service and construction contracts, possible financing contracts, maintenance contracts and more. This is what we mean with our comprehensive approach; in doing so, we can rely on the knowhow and experience of our commercial contract specialists.

Acting as Awarding Entity

We can act as the awarding entity and conduct tender procedures for you so that you can focus on your day-to-day business. This means that we – on your behalf – announce the tender, manage inquiries, open and assess RFPs and bids, support the technical and commercial assessment of bids, manage defect remedy and correspondence with bidders, draft result-oriented assessment records and the award proposals.

Documentation

Reviews and audits can come at any moment during or after the procurement process. The comprehensive and audit-proof documentation of all tender procedures is part of the Wolf Theiss approach, should you ever need to appear for review proceedings before the administrative courts or for an ex-post audit from supervisory and auditing bodies. We draft and maintain the documentation in user-friendly electronic form, adhering to the particular requirements of clients in language that is easy to read and search.

Tender Review Proceedings

When national and international courts and authorities initiate public procurement review proceedings, we're on your side, along with the decades of experience we've amassed in successfully representing contracting authorities and bidders. We will work to develop a customised strategy for you, including the choice of witnesses, technical experts and other means of evidence.

Advising Bidders in Tender Procedures

With the Wolf Theiss Procurement team, you don't have to fear the spotlight of public tender procedures. We will work with you to focus on recognising and preventing discriminatory tender conditions at an early stage of the process. We will ensure that your bid or RFP complies with the legal, technical and economic tender provisions to prevent incompliant bids and RFPs that could lead to the exclusion of your bid from the tender procedure.

Compliance

We support public contracting authorities and private enterprises in implementing Compliance Management Systems ("CMS") and in planning and implementing self-cleaning measures so that they can be re-admitted to public tenders. In addition, the Wolf Theiss subsidiary Responsible Business Solutions ("RBS") offers "SecuReveal", an online-based whistle-blower system which can be integrated into a CMS.

Press releases

Newssquare WOLF THEISS NAMED "CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE LAW FIRM OF THE YEAR" AT CHAMBERS EUROPE AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE

Vienna/London – 11 April 2017 – Wolf Theiss has been named "Central and Eastern Europe Law Firm of the Year" in this year's Chambers Europe Awards....

Newssquare ÖBB SETZTEN BEI DER BESCHAFFUNG NEUER GÜTER-LOKS AUF WOLF THEISS

Wien, 27.1.2017 – Wolf Theiss hat die ÖBB bei der Ausschreibung zur Lieferung von bis zu 200 Güter-Lokomotiven in den Bereichen Vergabe- und...

Client Alerts / Newsletters

Newssquare E-VERGABE – LANGSAM WIRD ES ERNST

Verplichtung zur E-Vergabe wird teilweise zum Stolperstein

 

Die Richtlinie 2014/24/EU bringt maßgebliche Änderungen für Vergabeverfahren. Diese...

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Auf Grund des Vorwurfs illegaler Preisabsprachen finden derzeit bei etlichen österreichischen Bauunternehmen Hausdurchsuchungen durch die Wirtschafts-...

Newssquare DAS NEUE BVERGG 2017 – BEGUTACHTUNGSENTWURF VERÖFFENTLICHT!

Der Begutachtungsentwurf für das Bundesvergabegesetz 2017 ("BVergG"), mit dem das EU-Richtlinienpaket 2014 (siehe ABl Nr. L 94 vom 28.3.2014) nun...

Newssquare Slovakia: Public Procurement

Do you take part in public tender procedures and conclude (concession) contracts or framework agreements with public contracting authorities? Do you...

Newssquare Vergaberecht: Verlängerung der Schwellenwerteverordnung

Verlängerung der Schwellenwerteverordnung BGBL II 2016/250, ausgegeben am 13.9.2016

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Dne 1. října 2016 nabyla účinnosti zcela nová právní úprava veřejných investic. Zákon č. 134/2016 Sb., o zadávání veřejných zakázek, provádí do...

Newssquare New contract registration in the Czech Republic

As of 1 July 2016, nearly all contracts concluded with the Czech State must be published in the Register of Contracts (the "Register"). This...

Newssquare No award is safe! and: limitation of third party capacities!

In the field of public procurement law, the European Court of Justice has recently passed two far-reaching decisions. Our Client Alert helps you...

Newssquare KEIN AUSSCHEIDEN BEI INSOLVENZ EINES BIEGE-MITGLIEDES

Gute Nachrichten für Bietergemeinschaften in Vergabeverfahren: Nachdem die österreichische Judikatur die Insolvenz und das daraus folgende Ausscheiden...

Newssquare The implementation norms for the new public and sectorial procurement laws were published by the Romanian government

We provide this update to our newsletter of 2 June 2016, on the entry into force of the new public procurement legislative package consisting of four...

Newssquare New public procurement laws have entered into force in Romania on 26 may 2016

On 23 May 2016, the Romanian Official Gazette published the highly anticipated new public procurement package consisting of four (4) laws. The new...

Newssquare Einführung der einheitlichen europäischen Eigenerklärung (eee)

Nachdem die Europäische Kommission im Jänner das Standardformular für die Einheitliche Europäische Eigenerklärung kundgemacht hat, ist diese seit...

Newssquare BVergG-Novelle 2015 in Kraft - Überblick über die Änderungen sowie Leitfaden zum Bestbieterprinzip

Die Novelle zum BVergG wurde am 26.2.2016 veröffentlicht und ist mit 1.3.2016 in Kraft getreten.

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