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Legal services to governmental bodies

We act as an advisor and external expert for policy makers (on both national and European level), give advice and guidance to contracting authorities and conduct research in the field of public procurement (specifically in relation to innovation and sustainability). Expertise areas include large ICT infrastructure, construction, public utilities (e.g. water)and R&D projects.

In the last few years, we have increasingly been involved in supporting governmental institutions and contracting authorities to embed policy issues, such as innovation, Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) participation and sustainability, in their procurement strategies. Social sustainability is one of the most recent focus areas that CORVERS has specialized on. We are broadening our expertise level to these new policy areas, in order to understand both the legal rationale and the effectiveness of using the procurement instrument as a way to achieve policy goals.

OUR SERVICES – to governmental bodies

Our business concept is to provide clients with the knowledge and expertise required at all stages of the legal process chain (from research to consultancy). To this end, CORVERS provides academic research, policy advice, legal advice and support during the (pre-)procurement procedure and the contractual phase. These activities are supported by in-house development of electronic knowledge instruments and tools, legal analytic databases and legal process management tools.

Services we provide to governmental bodies are:

  • Assisting clients in conducting (pre-)procurement procedures, implementing contracts and monitoring mechanisms (such as tenderboards)
  • Advising clients on specific legal matters related to public procurement and public private partnerships
  • Assisting clients in defining legal demand strategies
  • Assisting clients in understanding and implementing legal requirements methodologies
  • Advising clients on obtaining EU funding for innovative projects pertaining to regional development and (pre-commercial) procurement
  • Conducting legal research on various issues pertaining to European and International public law
  • Assisting members of international organizations with the development of procurement regulations
  • Assisting in drafting conflict management & prevention policies and codes of conduct
  • Embedding demand side strategies for the prevention of illegal behaviour
  • Assisting in implementing Best Value Procurement
  • Advising on joint-procurement schemes
  • Providing legal business & management information arising from our legal analytic database
  • Conducting legal research in the context of EU funded projects
  • Lectures and trainings on various topics of public procurement (public procurement of R&D, public private partnerships, best value procurement etc.)

European assistance for innovation procurement

Corvers was awarded a contract by the European Commission (DG Connect) to provide promotion, training and local assistance to public procurers and policy makers that are interested to implement innovation procurements of ICT based solutions across the EU Member States. 

More information on this project