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
  • BAO
  • Biseris
  • FILTER Latvia
  • Ķekavas novada pašvaldība
  • Latvijas Tirdzniecības un rūpniecības kamera
  • Merks
  • PLH Arhitekter
  • RB Rail
  • Rīgas dome
  • Valsts vides dienests

Experience

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.

Advising the Latvian Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development in a dispute with Skonto Būve AS concerning EUR 20 Mio EU-funded rehabilitation of a tar-contaminated area. Our advice involved review of accuracy of the public procurement proceedings and FIDIC and performance bond enforcement.

Regularly representing the leading Latvian construction company Merks before the Procurement Monitoring Office. Highlights include winning disputes with the Latvian University of Agriculture, the University of Rezekne and the Road Traffic Safety Directorate.

Developing a legal framework and a unique contractual arrangement for Merks SIA to indirectly finance construction of residential project. The negotiations involved potential lending by SEB banka and complex financial security arrangement. The expected project value would exceed EUR 20 Mio.

Assisting Riga City in sale of 88% of the shares in a road construction company Ceļu Pārvalde in transaction in excess of EUR 9 Mio. The case took unexpected turn with acquisition finance and our law firm arranged for extraordinary arrangement with bid bond swap via SEB bank.

Reviewing the documentation of a high profile, EU-funded Riga International Airport multi-million public works contract for runway reconstruction. We also represented them before the Procurement Monitoring Bureau in a dispute regarding candidate experience requirements.

Halting an award by Ministry of Education and Science to a preferred bidder on behalf of DEAC, a leading European virtual resources operator. The Procurement Monitoring Bureau found that the Ministry had unlawfully excluded DEAC from the procedure.

Convincing the Procurement Monitoring Bureau to quash an award of a contract for the supply of online data exchange system disks. The State Treasury, the procuring entity, deemed that the client, Datakom, a leading Latvian IT services provider, offered disks, which did not match the technical requirements.

Assessing amendments for a public procurement contracts signed by Tieto Latvia, member of the leading IT services company in Northern Europe. The amendments concerned clarifications of damages and penalties rules.

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