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Procurement Law

With over twenty attorneys the Procurement law department is by far the largest specialised player in the Netherlands. The department deals with purchasing matters in every field and its knowledge of public-public partnerships is second to none.

Pels Rijcken's attorneys represent clients in over 80 procurement disputes per year - and with success, as the majority of the cases is won.

The team also has unique experience in drafting and reviewing procurement papers, such as for Design & Construct contracts, DBFM(O) contracts and PP-partnerships for the largest projects in the Netherlands, and for major ICT projects. A few examples include: HSL (high speed trains), the second Coentunnel, the A15, Maasvlakte-Vaanplein, Schiphol-Amsterdam-Almere and Kilometerprijs (a project involving the procurement of all construction necessary for road pricing on dutch motorways).

Our clients include the Dutch State, provincial authorities in the Randstad region, the four largest municipalities in the Netherlands, regional water authorities, healthcare institutes, universities and many other public authorities. Consequently, the attorneys in this department are frontrunners when it comes to assisting public authorities in legally, technologically and politically complex procurement projects and they have a keen sense for the specific public component of procurement procedures.


"The firm is very professional. Lawyers in the procurement practice understand their profession. They know the do’s and don’ts of the State. They are very well informed of the latest changes on procurement field. Due to their enormous experience and fair advice, the State of The Netherlands (almost) never loses a case in court." - The Legal 500, 2024
"The team has proven unique knowledge of the public procurement rules." - The Legal 500, 2024
"The individuals stand out in knowledge and experience. They are always available when you need them and are also very good advocates in the courtroom."
- The Legal 500, 2023