New sports hall for Trappenkamp
German municipalities are being gripped by construction fever with new schools, fire stations, and other public buildings being built everywhere. The law firm of Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek, which also specializes in public procurement law, records a noticeable increase in bid invitations across its seven German offices.
The law firm has just completed the planning bid invitations for a three-field sports hall in the community of Trappenkamp in southern Schleswig-Holstein. With construction scheduled to begin in 2023, the first school classes and sports teams are expected to start practicing in the fall of 2023. The project has a construction volume of about EUR 5 million.
“The main challenge consisted in getting bidders for the planning services to even participate in the process,” said Heuking Partner Dr. Martin Schellenberg. All offices are currently so busy that they will only participate in award procedures if the effort required for the application is limited. “In designing our bid invitations, we therefore take strict care to ensure that bidders are not burdened with unreasonable expenses for drafting their bids. The procedures have to be fast, lean, and efficient, since otherwise no one will apply,” Schellenberg pointed out.
Trappenkamp considers itself lucky to have the opportunity to commission a number of first-rate offices for the sports hall planners: Schnittger Architekten+Partner GmbH, EMB Planung GmbH, and Horn + Horn Ingenieure Part mbB.
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek:
Dr. Martin Schellenberg (Lead, Public Sector)
Fabian Budde (Public Sector),
Giulia Mauritz (Project Management), all Hamburg