Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek advises the City of Hamburg on awarding a framework contract for providing food to 6,000 asylum seekers
Hamburg is getting ready for a further increase in the number of asylum seekers. Currently, over 5,000 refugees are accommodated at four locations. By the end of the year, the number of people that need to be provided humane accommodation and food in Hamburg is expected to reach more than 6,000.
At the end of January, the city awarded a framework contract for the availability of food for the next four years with a total of more than 1.5 million meals. Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek developed an innovative and flexible framework contract model for the city and carried out the European-wide bid. In selecting a contractual partner, particular importance was placed on the consideration of qualitative criteria. These included experience in dealing with the multicultural background of refugees and a balanced healthy composition of the food to be supplied. "With this quality-oriented bid, Hamburg has set a clear sign how to deal adequately with the refugees accommodated here. In addition, with solid savings in the millions the city achieved a very economical result," said Dr. Martin Schellenberg, Partner at Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek's Hamburg office.
Counsel to Hamburg (Fördern & Wohnen AöR)
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Martin Schellenberg, Dr. Hilka Eckardt, both Hamburg, Dr. Wolfgang Renner, Dr. Felix Siebler, both Munich, Ulf Christiani, Cologne, all Public Procurement Law
Dr. Martin Schellenberg is one of the most renowned lawyers in public procurement law (JUVE Handbook 2014/2015, Law Firms in Germany 2014) and for many years has been advising federal, state, and municipal contracting authorities and public companies on the awarding of complex services, as well as on the implementation of infrastructure projects. He leads the law firm's public sector team in Hamburg, is the editor of a standard commentary on public procurement and price law, and a lecturer at Bucerius Law School.