Practice Areas

Public Procurement

Our experience includes advising / acting for:

  • 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
  • Advising on preferred bidder selection