Public Procurement & PPP

EU and Greek law closely regulate public procurement to prevent fraud, waste, corruption or local protectionism. The issue by the procuring authority of public tenders and the tenders per se require concrete and specialized legal advice. In the last years, new PPP law and the EU Directive on public procurement have created a totally new legal environment. In light that concessions and PPP projects require minimum state contribution, their application becomes more and more attractive for infrastructure and large scale projects.

We have advised on the EU and national legislative and regulatory framework, the preparation for and participation in public tenders, the drafting and negotiation of the relevant documentation and the execution of public procurement contracts.

We have represented:

  • the Athens Urban Transport Organisation (OASA) in relation to the public international tender for the design, finance, installation, operation, support, maintenance and technical administration of an integral automatic fare connection system for OASA Group of companies via public-private partnership, valued at €94m. (2015)
  • Athens Water Supply and Sewerage Company (EYDAP S.A.) in relation to the proper exploitation of its assets by means of financing through national and EU funds. (2015)
  • the Central Markets and Fishery Organisation on the public international tender for the provision of cleaning services and the management of waste and animal by-products at Piraeus fishery valued €787.2k for the two years contract and c. €1.180m for the contract’s extension. (2014)
  • the Central Markets and Fishery Organisation on the public international tender via competitive dialogue for the selection of a Private Sector Partner for the project «Development, Operation, Maintenance/Management of New Fish Market in the Central Market of Athens, Rentis, of OKAA S.A.». (2014)
  • Information Society S.A. on its call for tender for the selection of a Private Sector Partner for the project “Rural Broadband Development and Services”, worth €161m. (2013)
  • Noties Sporades S.A., a renowned hotel owner in relation to a call for tender by the Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund S.A. for the acquisition of rights in rem on the hotel “Xenia Skiathos”. (2013)

For more information about our public procurement and PPP practice please contact Lydia Tsapara, Angelike Nestorides or Christos Georgantzos.