Proved before the Senate and regional court that Ragn-Sells, a waste management company, had lawfully increased the contract price to include applicable taxes in the EUR 0,5 Mio procurement contract before signing it.
Proved to the Procurement Monitoring Bureau that demanding a construction supervisor in a 0.3 Mio EUR tender for environmental services was excessive and unlawful. The client we represented, AS BAO, a waste management company, subsequently won the tender.
Assisted the Latvian Manufacturers of Building Materials to develop guidelines for works procurements.
Developing strategy for and implementing the initiative of the Latvian Association of Optometrists and Opticians to level the rules on accessibility to medical facilities for persons with disabilities. The differentiated rules prohibited members of the association from being registered as medical institutions and delivering services within the state scheme for medical care. The assistance involved liaising with the Ministry of Health and defense of the client’s position before the Cabinet of Ministers.
VILGERTS assisted RB Rail in drafting new standard tender rules for design and supervision services, which RB Rail shall procure in a competition with negotiations. We help the client to find the delicate balance between the risks that the client is willing to leave with the suppliers and the uncertainty of the costs of the services for the supplier.
Represented Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department before the administrative court regarding a claim for unlawful requirements to submit tender documents containing deliverables normally delivered during the execution of the procurement agreement, The Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau had upheld the client’s approach but was overruled by the court.
Advised Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department, the biggest contracting entity in the Baltics, in a EUR 3,7 Mio dispute about admissibility of technical experience for constructing a sports ground. The Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau upheld the recommended approach.
Successfully defended the Riga City Council’s Real Estate Department before the Public Procurement Bureau against claims of unlawful amendments to the tender notice. The EUR 26 Mio tender involved renovating the venue of the National Song and Dance Festival, the central event of Latvia’s Centenary celebrations.
Bringing two direct actions on behalf of the client Proof IT SIA before the General Court of the EU. Both cases concern procurement procedures by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) for the award of IT services contracts. The actions seek annulment of EIGE’s decisions to reject the bids of VILGERTS’s client, as well as award of damages. The case is ongoing.
Represented a class action of several companies with a total turnover of EUR 75 Mio for annulling the requirement under the Public Procurement Law to deposit a fee for appealing an award before the Public Procurement Monitoring Bureau. The Constitutional Court did not admit the claim until the claimants would have foregone the disputed deposit due to an allegedly unfound appeal of an award.