Practices

Procurement

Our procurement specialists are experienced in all aspects of private and public procurement law and projects, and our practice is widely regarded as the Irish market leader. We advise clients on their strategic procurement options throughout all competition stages and also help them deal with procurement challenges and disputes.

Our expertise:

We have extensive experience advising on the application of Irish and EU procurement rules to all kinds of projects in a wide variety of industry sectors. In an era of increasing scrutiny of public spending, together with continual expansion of procurement law by the courts, this specialist experience is crucially important to public and private sector clients alike.

Key areas:

Our work in this area includes:

  • Advising on the application of Irish and EU procurement rules and guidelines and the appropriate procurement strategy and procedures
  • Drafting OJEU notices, prequalification questionnaires, instructions to candidates and contract and tender documentation for all procurement options, including framework agreements, qualification systems, and dynamic purchasing systems
  • Advising on the application of the procurement rules at every stage of the process, including clarifications, compliance and other difficult issues
  • Advising on the development and application of award and selection criteria and scoring methodologies
  • Challenging or defending contract awards, including both domestic litigation and European Commission investigations
  • Assisting with audits in relation to procurement compliance


Key highlights include advising:   

  • Central Bank of Ireland on the procurement of its landmark headquarters building
  • ESB on procurement matters, including the procurement of its landmark headquarters building and its highly innovative Fibre to the Building (FTTB) broadband joint venture with Vodafone Ireland
  • National Paediatric Hospital Development Board in relation to the procurement of the New Children’s Hospital, Dublin, the largest capital investment project ever undertaken in healthcare in Ireland
  • National Transport Authority on all procurement matters, including the opening of the Dublin, Commuter and Waterford PSO bus market to competition
  • The successful tenderer for the DIT Campus at Grangegorman PPP 
  • Transport Infrastructure Ireland on its PPP and non-PPP procurement, including its PPP roads programme, its PPP Service Areas competitions, and numerous services and consultancy procurements

Key contacts

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