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Nove Successful for Sebe AS in Public Procurement Dispute

Nove Successful for Sebe AS in Public Procurement Dispute

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Nove has successfully represented Estonian bus transport service provider AS SEBE in a dispute regarding a public service contract worth more than 21 million euros.

According to Nove, "the tender of AS SEBE was declared successful among six competitors, [while] two tenders with the lowest price were rejected for offering a smaller number of buses for provision of the service than required in the tender documents. The rejected bidders challenged the decisions, claiming that the tender documents did not contain such requirements and their tenders complied with the conditions. The essence of the dispute concerned both the principles of interpretation of tender documents as well as verification of tenders’ compliance. The challenges were dismissed in the procurement review committee and in two consecutive instances of court. The Supreme Court finally refused to open proceedings in relation to the decision of the circuit court in December 2018. As of now AS SEBE has concluded the public contract of EUR 21,108,180."

The Nove team consisted of Partner Veikko Puolakainen and Attorney-at-Law Veiko Vaske.

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