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Procurement
According to documents NRK has gained access to, the management of the Energy Recovery Agency has long known that illegal direct procurements took place, and had the authority to implement them. There have been systematic violations of the procurement regulations. Read more about the case and Marianne Dragsten’s views here.
Earlier this month, the Appeals Board for Public Procurement (KOFA) concluded that the royal court is subject to the procurement regulations, and that they thus broke the law when they failed to announce a valuable painting contract in 2016. Partner Marianne Dragsten states on the matter and what significance the decision could have for other...
Last words are said in the Fosen case. On Friday, September 27, the Supreme Court’s decision came in HR-2019-1801-A. The Supreme Court finds that the standard of liability that follows from EEA law – the requirement of “sufficiently qualified breach” – replaces the traditional standard of care. The Fosen-Linjen was unsuccessful in its claim for...
We are delighted to welcome Emilie Mora as an associate at Vaar. She specializes in public procurement, which she will mainly work with, in addition to general business law. Emilie wrote her thesis at Vaar in the spring of 2019, about contracting authorities’ responsibility to follow-up on breaches from the suppliers. This is an exciting...
On Thursday morning, the EFTA Court gave for the second time an advisory opinion on the Fosen Linjen case. The Supreme Court of Norway asked the EFTA Court for their view on whether “any violation of the rules on public procurement in itself is sufficient to provide a basis for liability as if the contract had been signed...
Due to high demand, we are making the Vaar Portal available earlier than planned. The portal is a digital service where we will publish self-produced legal material within public procurement, IT and privacy. To access the service, click here.
Fjellinjen has undertaken extensive procurement of consultancy services without competition. Read procurement expert Marianne Dragsten’s assessment of the case, featured today in NRK, DN and Nettavisen. Read more about the case here: https://www.nrk.no/norge/bomsjef-hyret-eks-kollega-som-konsulent-_-betalte-millionhonorar-uten-anbud-1.14571402 https://www.dn.no/arbeidsliv/nrk/bompenger/nrk-bomsjefen-hyret-konsulent-med-millionhonorar-uten-anbud/2-1-622784 https://www.nettavisen.no/okonomi/nrk-bomsjef-hyret-eks-kollega-som-konsulent—betalte-millionhonorar-uten-anbud/3423789222.html
Marianne H. Dragsten has spoken out about the mix of roles in the Follo Line project.  21.05.19 One of the former project managers in Bane Nor has now switched to Ghella, the Follo Line-contractor. Marianne believes it is challenging that the project manager was not subject to a deferral period before switching to the contractor side. Read more about the case here: […]