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Public Procurement Law

With Sebastian Feuchtmüller and Karlheinz Moick on the front line of our procurement law team, we offer two recognised experts, both of whom have worked in the field of public procurement law for over ten years. Both hold a doctorate in public procurement issues, and regularly publish numerous scientific papers in the field and hold lectures on the topic. As Deputy Head of Procurement for a public contracting authority for several years, Karlheinz Moick is fully familiar with standard internal procedures within a public procurement process, as well as with typical issues from the immediate client perspective.

Our Approach

When advising on public procurement law, we take a boutique approach, focusing on personalised support, rapid responses and reactivity to individual client circumstances.  We place special value on a holistic approach, looking beyond the BVergG and taking all contractual aspects, data protection law and compliance issues into account. We focus on practical solutions, whilst eliminating  unnecessary costs and efforts on both sides.

Our Expertise

Our expertise ranges from the conception and execution of large procurement projects, to the representation of public contracting authorities, sectoral contractors and bidders in court (including administrative courts, VwGH, VfGH, European Court of Justice), as well as preparation of legal opinions and statements, strategic advice in complex issues, and advice and representation of contractors regarding participation in public procurement procedures.

Our team has extensive experience in public procurement construction, supply and service contracts, particularly in the procurement of intellectual and innovative services, as well as in the award of framework agreements.

We offer specialised expertise in the field of public procurement of innovation (innovationsfördernde öffentliche Beschaffung), as well as in research and development. We are familiar with procurement law as well as state aid law in the context of financing research and developing projects. Furthermore, we are well versed in core issues and potential options with regards to the procurement of innovation. We are directly involved in the implementation of the first innovation partnerships in Austria.

Our current and past advisory activities range from advising different public contracting authorities and sectoral contractors (federal ministries, federal state administration, rail and road operators, energy suppliers, hospitals, social security institutions, universities, etc.); as well as advising for several constructions and civil engineering companies, planning and civil engineering offices, IT companies, consulting firms and production companies, etc.


Contacts

Sebastian Feuchtmüller, Karlheinz Moick, Reinhard Pesek