Procurement

Vaar assists both contracting authorities and suppliers in all types of public procurement. This gives us a comprehensive understanding of the issues that can arise in a procurement process.

We assume responsibility for the implementation of all or part of the procurement process. Examples of procurements we have carried out on behalf of the public are major procurements of IT, defence equipment, furniture, playground equipment, health and laboratory services, various consultancy services, automobiles, constructions and engineering services, to name a few. Vaar has particular expertise in IT procurement, such as ERP-systems, welfare technology and cloud services in general.

We also offer more traditional legal services such as ongoing counselling, investigations and claims handling. Although we always strive to achieve the most effective and practical solutions for our customers, Vaar also assists with dispute resolution, both for the Public Procurement Complaints Board and the courts. Our lawyers take such assignments at short notice.

We hold many courses and seminars hosted by, among others, Nohrcon and the Central Confederation of Municipalities. We offer lectures and internal courses on the legal aspects of procurement at all levels.

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Marianne Dragsten Comments on the Legality of Norway’s Largest Toll Company’s Procurement of Consultancy Services

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
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Marianne Dragsten Gives Her Opinion on Bygg.no

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: […]