Our Dispute Resolution team successfully represented one of Lithuania’s local authorities – Administration of Plungė District Municipality – in a public procurement case.
Administration of Plungė District Municipality acts as the contracting authority and carries out a public procurement to award the contract for the execution of streets reconstruction project in Plungė city. The project (total value of which reaches approximately 2,2 million EUR) is to be financed by the EU Structural Funds.
The dispute arose when the contracting authority decided to reject two tenders, as they do not comply with the requirements set out in the contract documents. Excluded tenderers disagreed with the position held by the Administration of Plungė District Municipality and brought actions before the Klaipėda Regional Court.
In the course of legal proceedings claimants tried to convince the Court that the rejection of their tenders was unlawful. However, our team managed to defend the position of the contracting authority and both actions were dismissed as unfounded by the Court.