Our experience in both EU and Irish public procurement law is unparalleled.
We act across a range of sectors, for public bodies, local authorities, utility companies and businesses in the areas of works, supplies, services and concessions. We maintain close ties with relevant EU and Irish officials, including those in the European Commission, the Department of Finance and the National Development Finance Agency.
We specialise in helping contracting authorities (including utility companies) to run projects in compliance with applicable EU and Irish rules. We focus on minimising any risks to project delivery.
Where things go wrong we specialise in advising in relation to possible Court challenges. We advise unsuccessful bidders on how best to approach debriefing meetings.
Railway Procurement Agency on the EU and Irish competition and public procurement aspects of the establishment of the Leap Card, an integrated ticketing system for transport in Dublin.
University College, Dublin (UCD) on the public procurement aspects of Project Gateway, a major mixed-use development of significant architectural merit on a landmark site at the major entrance to UCD’s Belfield campus.
Advanced Totes in successful High Court and Supreme Court judicial review proceedings against a public procurement decision of Bord na gCon.
Irish Rail on the EU public procurement aspects of the purchase of a specialist software system.
FÁS on various EU and Irish public procurement matters.
Relevant experience includes:
Challenging the contract decisions of public bodies under EU and Irish procurement rules
Advising contracting authorities on the preparation and management of procurement processes governed by EU or Irish rules
Preparing the relevant contract notices and scoping the project
Advising contracting authorities regarding pre-qualification and short-listing of consortia
Preparing the requests for proposals and other tender documentation