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Operation and Arrangement of Contract Award/Procurement Procedures in the Corona Crisis

The ten most important Questions and Answers

This article provides you with answers to the ten most important procurement right questions arising at present in current and planned contract award and procurement procedures due to the Corona crisis. The selection is based on numerous questions submitted to us recently by awarding offices, bidder representatives or specialist advisers.

1. Which possibilities of accelerated procurement and provision of protective clothing, medical devices, external laboratory services or other supply performance and services for the treatment and the protection against the Corona virus are given for public-sector clients?

Procurement law provides for simplified procedures in case of extraordinarily urgent procurements and purchases. In case of purchases in connection with the COVID-19-pandemic it may be admissible, under certain conditions, to instruct directly one or more companies without formal procedure.  This applies both to the above-threshold sector under GWB-procurement law as well as to the sub-threshold sector under the budgetary law of the federal government and the Länder.

Regarding the possibilities of accelerated purchases in the above-threshold sector please see in detail our article in the BEITEN BURKHARDT Corona Information Center of 23 March 2020: Link.

You can download the whole document in the download area below.

Dr. Lars Hettich

Sascha Opheys

Christopher Theis


The ten most important Questions and Answers_BEITEN BURKHARDT.pdf