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Public procurement in Norway

The total procurement value of goods and services for the public sector amounted to almost NOK 480 billion in 2015 (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.

Comprehensive rules

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.

How can we help you?

  • Surveillance of the market
  • Help to write tenders
  • Quality check of tenders
  • Dialogue with the public entity
  • Legal counselling on every step of the process
  • Contract follow-up
  • Templates and checklists
  • Guidance and advisory services for bid managers
  • Workshops and trainings for your employees

How can you as a supplier better your chances of winning public contracts in Norway?

Quick tips for suppliers who want to become better at tendering in Norway:

 

Better your knowledge about the rules and the public procurement process

 As soon as your business decides to compete in public competitions, the need arises for understanding the rules that govern public procurement processes.

  • How do you get relevant information on the competitions that are published? 
  • How do you work with the tender in an effective way? 
  • Does your business know the electronic tools for delivering tenders and documentation? 
  • What if your business is rejected from the competition or another supplier wins based on errors?             

Work proactively

  • Use the tools available to surveillance the market
  • Seize the opportunities for dialogue with the buyers 

Better your work with the tender

  • Start as soon as the notice is published
  • If you are inexperienced or lack time, ask for help 

Quality check the tender 

  • Have your tenders checked by a professional to avoid errors that can cost you the contract
  • Ask for help early – it is better to ask a professional before the tender is sent in, instead of risking rejection or losing the contract because the tender is poorly put together. 

For assistance with public procurement in Norway, please contact us.

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