If you are wondering what public procurement law is, how a typical award procedure works, how public contracting authorities determine to whom a contract is awarded, and what the terms “above threshold award” and “below threshold award” are all about, there is a new offering available:
Entitled “Schon vergeben?”, the lawyers from the Düsseldorf-based public procurement law team led by Partner Dr. Ute Jasper will answer these and other questions in the new Heuking podcast starting from June 22, 2021. Bi-weekly, the podcast will explain the basics of public procurement law in a practical and understandable manner in episodes of about 20 minutes each. The podcast is not only aimed at a specialist legal audience, but also and particularly at those who do not yet have in-depth experience with legal content and want to get started by learning more about the topic of public procurement law.
The first episodes provide an overview of public procurement law, its uses, and who is bound by it. The podcast also addresses the key types of procurement procedures and explains them by way of examples. One by one, the team explains the most important aspects of setting up a procurement procedure.
You can access the podcast here.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s “Public Sector & Public Procurement” department has been one of the market leaders in public procurement law for years. Its lawyers hold top spots in German and international lawyer rankings. Since 1991, they have advised on awards, restructuring, large-scale projects, and cooperations in the public sector and have accompanied several hundred large-scale projects of federal, state, and local authorities and their subsidiaries with a total volume in excess of EUR 40 billion without any procedure having been successfully challenged to date.
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 is a Partner at the law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek where she heads the “Public Sector & Public Procurement” department. For years, she has been ranked number 1 in Public Procurement Law with her team in JUVE Handbook of Commercial Law Firms. According to “Law Firms in Germany,” she is the “premier contact on the market” for infrastructure. In October 2016, she received the JUVE Award for Regulated Industries with her team.
Rebecca Dreps was admitted to the bar in 2011. She joined Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department in 2015 and is a Senior Associate in the team led by Dr. Ute Jasper. She primarily advises the public sector on issues relating to public procurement law and state aid law.
Reinhard Böhle, LL.M. has been a lawyer in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department since 2016. He is a Senior Associate in Dr. Ute Jasper’s team. His practice focuses on designing complex bids under procurement law.
Daniela Kreuels was admitted to the bar in 2019. Already as a trainee lawyer, she worked in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department. She also gained valuable experience in positions at the German Federal Foreign Office and the European Commission.
Sarah Rose was admitted to the bar in 2020. Her practice focuses on advising public contracting authorities and grant recipients on designing bids above and below the thresholds. She has extensive expertise in administrative, state aid, and municipal law.
Max Richter has been a lawyer in Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek’s "Public Sector & Public Procurement" department since 2020. Mr. Richter advises the public sector on issues relating to public procurement law, civil and contract law, and budgetary law.