public procurement

Construction contracts based on FIDIC standards

Construction contracts, including those used in public procurement projects, are often based on FIDIC terms, which are international, universal and commonly applied.

Filling orders for Christmas presents via dynamic purchasing system

Legislative solutions included in public procurement law smooth the way for Santa Claus to perform all contract obligations before children awake.

State Treasury’s liability for violation of EU regulations

A beneficiary of EU Structural Funds that violates procedures and has to repay the funding because of a failure by Polish state authorities to implement EU regulations properly may seek damages from the State Treasury.

Bid may be rejected for being too low

If a price offer submitted by a contractor is grossly low, the contracting authority is first required to demand an explanation from the contractor. If the suspicion of underbidding is confirmed, the bid must then be rejected.

Must a company controlled by the State Treasury comply with the Public Procurement Law?

Not all companies financed or supervised by public finance units, managed by public appointees or majority-owned by the Polish State Treasury have to award contracts under the procedures established by the Public Procurement Law.

Contract or annex?

When a contracting authority issues an additional order, may it use an annex to the main contract, or does it have to enter into a new contract?