The total procurement value of goods and services for the public sector amounted to more than NOK 523 billion in 2017 (according to Statistics Norway, SSB). The Norwegian legislation for public procurement applies to purchases of goods and services within most industries, and span from major construction projects to the purchase of the smallest specialized healthcare equipment.
The Norwegian procurement legislation is mainly based on EU directives that Norway is bound to implement through the EEA-Agreement. The main purpose of the legislation is to contribute to creating value for society, based on fair competition, good business practices and equal treatment of suppliers. The rules are comprehensive and offer both practical and legal challenges for public purchasers and for suppliers to the public sector.
Our experienced lawyers can assist your business in every step of the procurement process.
Magnus Legal and Inventura combine forces
In order to offer our customers the best expertise in the area of public procurement, Magnus Legal has entered into cooperation with Inventura. Inventura offers comprehensive and complete assistance, that will increase your chances of winning the competition.
Inventura – experts on procurement and supply chains
Inventura is a Norwegian consulting company, specializing in procurement and public procurement, and the development of efficient value chains. With almost 80 lawyers, economists, engineers and other skilled professionals, passionate about procurement, Inventura can guide you safely through the processes connected to procurement and giving tenders in both the private and public sector. Inventura has experience from many industries and assist both buyers and suppliers. They have offices in Oslo and Bergen, and customers nationwide – and abroad.
Quick tips for suppliers who want to become better at tendering in Norway:
As soon as your business decides to compete in public competitions, the need arises for understanding the rules that govern public procurement processes.