Procurement law

Horten has many specialists within procurement law in one of the largest procurement law teams in Denmark.

our experience and expertise

We have broad experience representing foreign tenderers submitting tenders for contracts awarded by Danish public authorities and assist in connection with complaints. Our many years' experience advising Danish public authorities in their role as contracting entities has given us in-depth insight into the terms, requirements and possibilities characterising Danish procurement processes. This knowledge is included as a valuable advantage in our advice to foreign tenderers. And when expertise within procurement law is not sufficient alone, we ensure the right solution via our specialist competencies within other legal areas, e.g. IT law, building and construction, employment law and commercial contracts.

the experienced and efficient andreas christensen heads horten law firm's skilled, up-to-date and efficient team

Legal 500

Horten is also among the law firms in Denmark conducting the most cases before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement. We have a broad network in the area, close contact with the Danish Competition and Consumer Authority, and our team includes a former expert member of the Complaints Board for Public Procurement.

Our clients

Our customers include Danish and foreign business enterprises for whom tender procedures are a regular part of everyday life, e.g. architects, engineers, construction companies, contractors, pharmaceutical companies and consultants. 

What we do

  • Assessment of tender documents
  • Submission of tenders
  • Quality control of tenders, ensuring compliance with formalities
  • Negotiations with contracting entities
  • Assessing whether competing tenders comply with the tender conditions
  • Assessment of evaluation reports
  • Complaints before the Complaints Board for Public Procurement.

We also advise public contracting entities in Denmark throughout the procurement process from A to Z and in connection with subsequent complaints.

news

Horten advances in new Chambers and Legal 500 rankings

19 April 2017

In 2017, the leading international ranking agencies, Legal 500 and Chambers, are once again ranking Horten among the best law firms in Denmark.

Conviction in bribery actions against Atea

24 March 2017

The Eastern High Court has delivered convictions in two bribery actions where Atea gave away iPhones, iPads and other IT equipment to two senior employees at the City of Copenhagen and DSB.

The EUDP - new round of applications for grants to energy projects in 2017

1 February 2017

The Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program (EUDP) has published a new strategy for 2017-2019, which forms the basis of new projects worthy of support. The EUDP is a public scheme supporting new energy technology, which must contribute to achieving the target set in relation to energy and climate. Compared to previous strategies, the new strategy focuses on key areas in a more global perspective.

Global Leaders in Law appoints Horten as exclusive partner for Denmark

10 January 2017

Global Leaders in Law, the leading global general counsel forum based in London, and Horten has announced partnership. Appointed as a global bronze partner, Horten will sponsor the activities of Global Leaders in Law in 2017.

Aid to the Eurovision Song Contest was not illegal under municipal and state aid law

14 October 2016

On 12 October 2016, the Ministry of Social Affairs and the Interior concluded in a statement that the aid provided through Projektselskabet by the City of Copenhagen and the Capital Region of Denmark to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 was legal.

Waste suited for incineration is perhaps to be opened to competition

17 May 2016

On 13 May 2015, the Government published a proposal for alternative financing of the so-called PSO tax. The financing is to take place under the Budget instead of via the PSO tax. One of the initiatives is to open the waste energy production sector to competition

Gift policy

3 May 2016

With a conviction of bribery, your company risks having to wave goodbye to public orders due to the rules of the Procurement Act.

Public Procurements: should we or shouldn't we?

29 April 2016

On 30 March 2016, the Complaints Board for Public Procurement made a partial decision adding to the number of decisions concerning the requirement that an agreement must be bilateral to be considered requiring a tendering procedure.

Practical advice concerning the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

28 April 2016

After the coming into force of the Procurement Act, the ESPD has given rise to special challenges both for the applicants/tenderers and the contracting entities.

New nursing home in Hornbæk to be built and run by the OK Foundation

9 February 2016

In February, the Municipality of Helsingør selected the OK Foundation as cooperation partner in connection with the building of a new nursing home in Hornbæk.

Major savings for the municipality of Brøndby by repurchasing and inviting tenders for street lighting contract

25 January 2016

Horten has assisted the municipality of Brøndby through a lenghty process of negotiations in connection with a repurchase and call for tenders for operation as well as maintenance and renovation of the municipality's street lighting installations.