Public Procurement

We have a tradition of involvement in major tenders and of contributing to the formation of the legislation governing public procurement and provide a specialised, end-to-end service to tendering bodies, participants, overseas and locally based companies, joint ventures, financing institutions and the State.

Our expertise extends to procurements in key industries such as infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, transport, defence and telecoms at a State and local government level.

Running and Responding to Tenders
We advise companies on responding to and evaluating tenders, compliance with procedural rules and specifications, legislative and regulatory requirements, bid submission tactics and strategies, drafting submissions and negotiation of terms. Tendering authorities rely on us to assist them in structuring, documenting, running and managing of tenders and procurement contracts and the procedures to use. We also advise on the EU and national legislative and regulatory framework governing public procurement and the assignment of funds granted by European institutions to public projects.
Challenges and Disputes
When tender procedures or procurement contracts are challenged, we work closely with the Administrative litigation team to provide a cross-practice expertise in resolving resulting disputes.
Recent Experience
Ariadne Interconnection Tender
We advised a multinational technology company in relation to the Ariadne Interconnection Tender for the Crete - Attica HVDC Interconnection project relating to the engineering, procurement and installation of two converter stations for the Electrical Interconnection Crete and Attica.
Crete - Attica HVDC Interconnection Project Contract Performance
We advised an international law firm in relation to queries raised during the performance of the contract executed in the context of the Ariadne Interconnection Tender for the Crete - Attica HVDC Interconnection project relating to the Engineering, Procurement, Cable Installation and Electrode Stations for the Electrical Interconnection Crete and Attica.
Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Concession Agreement and PPP
We are advising the Hellenic Republic in the renewal of the concession agreement with the Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP SA), a company listed on the Athens Exchange and are advising in the context of an award for the financing, operation and maintenance of the Athens Water Providing System for 20 years through a Public Private Partnership.
PPP Dispute
We represent an SPV consisting of several companies active in the waste treatment units sector in disputes, including arbitration, arising from the execution of a PPP project for the design, financing, setting into operation, maintenance and facility management of a waste treatment unit.
Public Tender Preselection Dispute
We represent a global concessions and construction company in the appeal proceedings launched by two of its competitors against their preselection in the first phase of a public tender for the concession of the construction and operation of a motorway.
Dispute in Tenders for Supplies
We represent a truck tire distributor on an ongoing basis in their disputes arising in the context of public tenders launched by various public authorities and organisations for the supply of tires for use on public vehicles.
Electricity Interconnection Tender
We advised RAE in relation to a tendering process launched by ARIADNE Interconnection for the study, supply and installation of electric power conversion stations for the electricity interconnection between Crete and Attica.
University of Thessaly Student Accommodation
We act for the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in connection with the design, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the student accommodation facility of the University of Thessaly.
Recourse Action against €30m Penalty
We advised a leading IT company in its recourse action initiated against the State in respect of a €30m penalty, outstanding payments and supply disputes arising from the execution of a public tender contract.
Ongoing Advice to Leading Aircraft Manufacturer
We advise a leading aircraft manufacturer on an ongoing basis in relation to the supply of military aircraft, follow on support in relation to the provision of parts and their entry into offset contracts.