The Supreme Court has ruled that cases seeking refund of a bid bond lie within the jurisdiction of the civil courts, finally resolving doubts surrounding the legal recourse a contractor should follow to reclaim a deposit retained by the contracting authority.
An amendment to the Public Procurement Law will increase the threshold for application of the public procurement regime. Contracts and contests worth no more than EUR 30,000 will be exempt from procurement procedures.
In public procurement proceedings, a party dissatisfied with a ruling of the National Appeal Chamber will still have to pay high fees for judicial review.
Proposed changes to the Public Procurement Law are designed to cut the red tape in filing offers in public tenders, but prices will be subject to closer scrutiny.
The European Union’s threshold for announcement of public works contracts awarded by all contracting authorities has been raised from EUR 4,845,000 to EUR 5,000,000. The thresholds for contracts for goods and services have also increased.
The Public Procurement Law allows the contracting authority to summon a bidder to supplement its bid documentation. The law does not prohibit a bidder from doing so on its own initiative, but is that a good idea?