Public Procurement

The legal framework of the Public Procurement Act has been dynamically evolving in the recent years, modified by the European Union (EU) regulations. There is a compliance of Bulgarian legislation to the limitations of the EU directives, as well as to the case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Communities.

The team of Georgiev, Todorov & Co. Law Offices provides excellent legal advice and court representation in relation to the accurate interpretation and implementation of the Public Procurement Act and the secondary legislation in the sector.

Our law firm has significant expertise in the field, which is a key factor when providing consultations tailored to the specifics of different industries.

Experience:

Georgiev, Todorov & Co provided consultancy to one of the major European companies in railroad infrastructure – Thales, Austria, when preparing their bid to participate in a tender by the Bulgarian government for modernization of the Plovdiv-Burgas railway.

Transstroi Bourgas – procedural representation against the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, concerning illegal termination of public procurement contracts for fortification of landfalls on the coast at the amount of approximately BGN 55 million.

Our law firm has represented Sopharma Trading – as an authorized distributor of General Electric Healthcare for medical equipment. There was a public tender for medical equipment in Lozenetz Hospital in Sofia. Our team has represented the bidder, who has appealed the decision of the hospital before the Commission for Protection of Competition.

Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has advised the world leader in license plates production, traffic control technologies and securities – ERICH UTSCH AG. The firm has consulted the client through the entire public procurement procedure of winning a tender in Bulgaria, including the related competition law issues before all authorities on a local and EU level. ERICH UTSCH AG has won the tender with a decision of the contracting authority. Georgiev, Todorov & Co. has also represented the company on a case, where it filed a complaint before the European Commission for violations of the public procurement legislation in Bulgaria, as well as the core competition law principles.

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