Practice Areas Procurement
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Procurement

Our team advises contracting authorities and private entities on all aspects of procurement law, with particular experience in construction procurement. The tightknit team works together to ensure an efficient and cost effective delivery of advice and documentation to clients.  We also work closely with other departments within the firm, where necessary, to provide clients with an integrated and comprehensive service.

We have experience advising clients on the EU Procurement Directives and implementing legislation in Ireland. We also advise clients on compliance with national procurement guidelines. We provide advice early to avoid disputes. Where disputes cannot be avoided the team aims to resolve the matter as efficiently and effectively as possible within the well-recognised constraints of public procurement law.

Our Services

  • Advising on the application of EU and national procurement rules and selection of appropriate procedures (i.e. negotiated, competitive dialogue, restricted, open)

  • Advising on procurement strategies including on the nexus between procurement and State aid and participation in large scale strategic projects

  • Advising on the drafting of all relevant tender documentation and contracts and assisting clients in addressing tender requirements under EU and national procurement rules

  • Reviewing and advising on internal procurement policies and strategies

  • Managing the procurement process from OJEU Notice to financial close

  • Reviewing and assisting with the drafting of clarifications for both contracting authorities and tenderers

  • Reviewing and assisting on the drafting of stand-still letters

  • Assisting tenderers with their response to a tender process

  • Advising on framework agreements including appropriate mechanisms for call offs

  • Advising both contracting authorities and tenderers on Irish and EU case law and challenges to the procurement procedure including Order 84A proceedings

  • Providing employment advice in the context of public procurement

  • Assisting with Freedom of Information requests

  • Providing bespoke training in procurement law to meet client's specific requirements
KEY CONTACT
Michael Walsh mwalsh@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5674 +353 1 691 5010
THE TEAM      
Joanne Finn jfinn@byrnewallace.com +353 1 691 5412 +353 1 691 5010
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