Government Contracts

Who We Are

Due to the strong public procurement practice we are ideally suited for government related transactions. We have acted for and against state agencies in various sectors and we have assisted corporations in PPP projects including planning stages and negotiations. If necessary, we litigate for clients against state agencies and we do act for the state in the courts if the contractors have defaulted.

Practice In Detail
  • Award Challenge
  • Concessions
  • EU Funding Disputes
  • PPP Contracts & Award Procedures
  • Procurement Disputes & Litigation
  • Public Procurement
  • State and Municipality Guarantees
  • Tenders by SOE
Clients
  • Ekonomikas ministrija
  • Heineken
  • Ķekavas novada pašvaldība
  • Merks
  • RB Rail
  • Rīgas dome
  • Valsts vides dienests
  • VARAM

Experience

Assisting to Jiangsu Baoli International Investment - one of the leading Chinese producers of road covering - in attracting foreign labor force to Belarus for implementation of investment project with the Republic of Belarus, as well as advising on employment and immigration issues for top-management of a newly created Belarusian SPV.

Advised Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department regarding assessment of a tenderers relations with its subcontractors for proving qualification. Proved before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau and administrative court that reliance on resources of others by a specific bidder was insufficient.

Represented the Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department in disputes regarding bank certificates proving financial standing of the bidders. The case showed that the current laws on proving financial standing were not applicable in practice and should affect the new law still in the making.

Advice to IEC Solar Energy on construction of 4.5 МW solar energy plant, including conclusion of an investment agreement with the Government of Belarus.

Support to Belarus National Olympic Academy on daily legal matters, including IPR, employment, tax, sports and corporate law.

Pursuing Merks’ damages claim against SIA BS Isme, which has brought a claim against Merks requesting to recover consisting of unpaid bills and Merks has brought a counterclaim requesting BS Isme to pay the damages with the total dispute value of EUR 432,000.

Assistance to IEC Biogas Energy on an investment agreement with the Government of Belarus for a 1.1 МW biogas energy plant.

Ensuring the legality of two procurement procedures by the municipality-owned real estate company Rīgas nami. As a result, none of the procedures was challenged before the Procurement Monitoring Office.

Winning a landmark public procurement litigation for If P&C Insurance against the Latvian Parliament. It had wrongfully signed a health insurance procurement contract with Balta AAS despite client’s complaint before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau.

Advising Latvian Guarantee Agency, a development financial institution, on applicability of the Public Procurement Law to choosing business incubator operators. We explained the structure of the tendering procedure and EU funding requirements.

Key Contacts

Katrīne Pļaviņa

Senior Associate

+371 26 164 110

katrine.plavina@vilgerts.comEmail

Eugenia Urodnich

Associate Partner

+375 29 377 9512

eugenia.urodnich@vilgerts.comEmail

Kalīne Ozola

Associate

+371 27 542 967

kaline.ozola@vilgerts.comEmail

Erika Budaite

Associate

+370 61 562 716

erika.budaite@vilgerts.comEmail

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