Public Procurement

ALTIUS’ public procurement practice gives our clients a clear advantage by using its in-depth know-how.

We assist both tenderers and contracting authorities in procurement matters. We can assist our clients both in the tender phase and in the implementation phase of public contracts.

We regularly challenge award decisions before the Council of State or before the ordinary courts. In view of the short standstill period, this is usually a period of very intense collaboration with the client. We are committed litigators. On many occasions, our clients have expressed their admiration for our focus and our ability to study a case in-depth in a very short timeframe.

We have a large experience in dealing with EU procurement law. William Timmermans has co-authored a book on the latest EU procurement directive (N° 2014/24).

Clients have to take into account the specifics of Belgian procurement legislation, in particular the general terms and conditions applying to Belgian contracting authorities. Also, Belgian civil law (e.g. on sales or on contracting agreements) applies where there are no derogations in procurement law. We advise on all such matters.

Our team’s lawyers regularly publish on public procurement, regarding developments at both the EU and Belgian levesl.

Our team functions within a fully-integrated law firm because we believe that this structure benefits our clients. We can involve our colleagues of other departments and their specialist knowledge if need be.

How we can help

  • Reviewing tender documents
  • Advising on selection and award criteria
  • Sub-contracting and temporary companies
  • Assisting clients in preparing tenders and the review of award decisions
  • Challenging tender documents and award decisions
  • Advising on implementing procurement contracts
  • Litigation concerning procurement contracts

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