Gawronski & Partners has advised Przedsiebiorstwo Wodociagow i Kanalizacji on its organization of a public procurement procedure for the construction of a pioneer nutrient recovery facility, which will recover phosphorus from reclaimed water in a sewage treatment plant in the Polish town of Cielcza.
According to Gawronski & Partners, the modernization of the sewage treatment plant in Cielcza (located about 80 kilometers southeast of Poznan), which includes the phosphorus recovery facility, has been underway for several years. According to the firm, "the general contractor for this investment was selected in 2018, but at the end of 2019 it left the construction site and it turned out necessary to complete it in a different mode." The firm reports that "PWiK [is now] in the process of selecting contractors for all work necessary to complete the modernization, the estimated value of which exceeds EUR 20 million."
The firm's work includes "choosing and justifying the single source procedure due to, among others, technological issues, preparing full documentation of the proceedings, notifying the President of the Public Procurement Office about the initiation of the proceedings, making a voluntary (ex-ante) announcement of the procedure, and verifying contractors' compliance with the conditions for participation in the procedure, as well as negotiating the contract with the [selected] contractor, until its conclusion." Finally, Gawronski & Partners, "[our] support also involved control proceedings by the President of the PPO, which confirmed no violations of the law and opened the door to the conclusion of the contract with the selected contractor."
The Gawronski & Partners team included Managing Partner Maciej Gawronski, Partner Piotr Biernatowski, and Counsel Jacek Liput.
In 2019, following the addition of former CMS Warsaw Partner Ireneusz Piecuch, Gawronski & Partners changed its name to Gawronski & Piecuch (as reported by CEE Legal Matters on January 11, 2019). Piecuch left to found the IMP Law Firm in June, 2019, at which point the firm returned to its Gawronski & Partners brand.