bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA successively obtained three dismissals of claims for cancellation of the procurement procedure in front of the National Council for Solving Complaints (NCSC). The client Grup Feroviar Roman (GFR) has been designated winner of the procurement procedure for transportation services, initiated by the Romanian National Railway Company (Compania Nationala de Cai Ferate – CFR) in 2010. The estimated contract value exceeds RON 21 million, VAT not included. The acquisition is financed by the Romanian Ministry of Public Finance.
The public procurement procedure was initiated in June last year by notice No. 104034/17.06.2010 and tender documentation No. 9/3/1052/2010. The contracting authority attempted three times to cancel the public bid, but each time NCSC ordered the dismissal of the CFR decision to cancel the procedure.
bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA team was led by partner Daniel Stefanica, co-head of the litigation and arbitration department. Senior Associate Alberto Vaduva had a significant involvement in obtaining the three favourable decisions of NCSC.
“While we are always happy to obtain favourable solutions for our clients, we regret that public procurement disputes have become so frequent as only to prevent activities in the whole economy from returning to a level of dynamism and volume that would enable both clients and lawyers to work on important and profitable projects”, commented Daniel Stefanica.
Public procurement is one of the main practice areas of bpv GRIGORESCU STEFANICA and accounts for approx. 7 % of the firm’s overall practice.
Grup Feroviar Roman (GFR) is a privately held joint stock company, a leader in the sectors of rail freight and related services in Romania.