ESWE Verkehrsgesellschaft in Wiesbaden is launching Germany's largest procurement procedure for 220 electric buses and the associated charging infrastructure. The project was published Europe-wide. Wiesbaden is the first city in Germany to entirely switch to emissions-free public transport. The first electric buses are scheduled to operate in Wiesbaden from 2019 on.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's experienced award team led by Ute Jasper designed the award procedure and advises ESWE during the negotiation process. "We are glad to be part of this lighthouse project. We will not only advertise individual buses for bid, but an entire functioning system, which will also be dealing with guaranteed service ranges," said Ute Jasper, Partner and Practice Group Leader at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek.
"By procuring vehicles and charging infrastructure together, ESWE avoids interface risks that have proven to be particularly high in alternative, emission-free drives," explained Salaried Partner Laurence Westen.
The Public Sector & Public Procurement department has been one of the three best procurement law practices for years. Since 1991, it has advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and has accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of the federal, state and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume of more than EUR 20 billion without any procedures having been successfully challenged.
Dr. Ute Jasper is one of the most renowned lawyers for procurement and infrastructure projects in the public sector. She advises federal and state ministries, municipalities, and businesses, particularly on innovative and complex projects. Ute Jasper heads Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. For years, she has been ranked number 1 in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms, most recently in its 2016/2017 issue, and according to "Law Firms in Germany," is the "premier contact on the market" for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
Dr. Laurence Westen is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" Practice Group, Düsseldorf.
Reinhard Böhle, LL.M. is a lawyer in the "Public Sector & Public Procurement" Practice Group, Düsseldorf.