Romana Derková is a member of the firm’s team focusing on competition law, state aid and public procurement law. She focuses on public procurement law, a practice area in which she has unique experience and know-how thanks to her previous work in the position of the director of the Public Procurement Control Department of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition, where she was in charge of the control of public procurement procedures, review of the contractor authorities’ documentations, methodological guidelines, and legislative work in this respect.
In the area of public
procurement and concessions, Romana specialises in providing comprehensive
legal advice to contracting authorities and contractors alike, administration
of procurement procedures, public procurement audits, review of subsidised
projects, representation of clients in proceedings before the Czech Office for
the Protection of Competition, and in proceedings before administrative courts.
She also advises clients on public transportation service under the Act on
public passenger transportation services.
Since 2004, Romana gives
regular lectures on public procurement, and has published numerous articles
regarding this topic. She is a member of the editorial board of the Veřejné zakázky v praxi (Public
Procurement in Practice) magazine. Before joining our law firm, Romana worked
for nine years at the Public Procurement Section of the Czech Office for the
Protection of Competition, as Director of the Public Procurement Control Department
from 2007, and as Deputy to the Vice-Chairman of the Office from September 2009
to May 2010.
Languages Czech, English
Masaryk University, Faculty of Law, Brno (1998), Mgr. (Master of Laws)
drafting comments regarding the draft bills on public procurement (Act No. 40/2004 Sb. and No. 137/2006 Sb.), the Concessions Act (Act No. 139/2006 Sb.) and their subsequent amendments
drafting dozens of decisions of the Public Procurement Section of the Czech Office for the Protection of Competition
drafting important interpretative positions regarding the Public Procurement Act
dealing with central governmental agencies on the unification of the interpretation practice
dealing with and providing methodological guidance and training to other supervisory authorities (councils of regional operational programs, tax authorities)
leading inspection teams during inspections on the premises of contracting authorities under the State Control Act
administration of a concession procedure for the selection of an operator of water supply infrastructure financed under the Environment Operational Programme
drafting procurement terms and conditions and administration of projects involving public transportation service in several regions
drafting procurement terms and conditions of a concession procedure for the selection of an operator of a community centre
drafting procurement terms and conditions of a concession procedure for the selection of an operator of duty-free shops
legal advice to sectoral public contracting authorities in bus, railway and air transport, and in the energy and water management sectors
ex ante and ex post controls of subsidised projects, and legal advice associated with the drafting of a decision on financial correction
advising contractors on preparation of their tenders, proof of qualification, and preparation of submissions
drafting administrative lawsuits and representing clients in proceedings before the Regional Court in Brno, including participation in hearings
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