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Lukáš Sommer is a specialist in public investments. He provides comprehensive legal advice to both contracting authorities and bidders for public contracts in the preparation of their tenders.

Lukáš has in-depth experience in providing legal support in the preparation of tender documents under the Public Procurement Act, including the processing of intricate contractual terms in many important projects (ICT, water asset management, waste management, construction, education, etc.), the value of which has reached billions of CZK, as well as providing legal support to candidates for major public contracts awarded in the Czech Republic with projects co-financed from the European Union´s operational programmes. He provides specialized legal opinions in key issues in the field of public procurement and concessions, and also has experience with proceedings before the Office for the Protection of Competition.

Among other areas of law in which Lukáš is actively involved are IT and general contract law.

He is active in the publication of professional articles related to the topic of public procurement, concessions, PPPs, amendments to the Public Procurement Act and he also lectures widely.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of procurement with a value of nearly CZK 300 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture, a public procurement entitled “Operation and development of eAGRI and related application infrastructure”. Lukáš also participated in the preparation of specified conditions containing a binding model contract which included provisions on core operations, key applications and registers of this Ministry.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of procurement with a value of nearly CZK 300 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Agriculture in a public procurement entitled “ICT Services operation, Ministry of Agriculture 2012-2013”. Lukáš participated in the preparation of specified conditions containing a binding model contract, which included the provision of services for the management of a complete, robust ICT infrastructure for the Ministry.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of a tender with a value of more than CZK 1 billion, not including VAT. Submitter – Prague 8 city district, the “Centrum Palmovka project – the construction of a building with office and commercial space and their subsequent management including the provision of related services”, submitted in a competitive dialogue. In this project, Lukáš participated in the creation of the tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which described the construction of Centrum Palmovka, the building with offices and commercial space as well as its subsequent management including the provision of related services.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of a tender with a value of more than CZK 300 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Centre for Evaluation of Educational Achievement, a public procurement entitled “Systems of control and a supervision Center, data acquisition and integration of the infrastructure of the logistics security uniform graduation examination (RDC, DDS, I)”. In this project, Lukáš participated in the creation of the tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which included the provision of support for the processing of the shared part of the graduation exams by ICT equipment throughout its entire life cycle.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of procurement with a value exceeding CZK 150 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the Czech Republic’s Ministry of Regional Development in a public procurement entitled “The education system in the 2007-2013 program period.“ Lukáš also participated in the preparation of tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which included the provision of services to the education system in a wide range of educational programs, the value of which was exceptional for a public procurement in the field of education. This public contract was financed by the Operational Technical Assistance Program.

Provided comprehensive legal services relating to the successful submission of procurement with a value of nearly CZK 200 million, not including VAT. Submitter – the National Library of the Czech Republic in a public procurement entitled “System integrator of the project Creation of the National digital library”. Lukáš participated in the creation of the specified tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which outlined the project to create a national digital library. This contract was financed from the Integrated Operational Program.

Provided comprehensive legal services related to the successful submission of a tender. Submitter – The city of Pilsen in a public procurement entitled “Provision of services and the accessibility of the Rychtářka parking house”. In this project, Lukáš participated in the creation of the specified tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which described the construction of the Rychtářka parking house for the property of the contracting authority, its subsequent maintenance and implementation of facility management (real estate management) after a predetermined period of time.

Provided comprehensive legal services relating to the successful submission of procurement with a value of nearly CZK 1 billion, not including VAT. Submitter – Air Traffic Control of the Czech Republic in a public procurement entitled “Replacement of the Main System”, with tenders submitted in a competitive dialogue and subsequently in a negotiated procedure with publication, which were executed entirely in English. Lukáš participated in the creation of the specified tender conditions containing a binding model contract, which contained provisions for the Czech Republic’s new air traffic control system.

Title: New town hall (co-author)
Publisher: city:one 04/2019
Publication date: 04/2019

Title: Public procurement in practice
Publisher: Arena of views
Publication date: 2017

Title: Public Procurement act. Law on the register of contracts. Comment. (co-author)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer CZ
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI Navigator Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI documents templates for Navigator – Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2016

Title: ASPI documents templates for Navigator – Public procurement (co-author)
Publication date: 2015

Title: The meaningfulness of some substantive requirements of the trade licensing project
Publisher: Public Procurement XX
Publication date: 2015

Title: ASPI Navigator Tenders (coauthor)
Publication date: 2014

Title: Problems of public procurement in relation to building contracts and their solution (coauthor)
Publisher: Public procurement in practice no. 11/2013
Publication date: 2013

Title: Use of framework agreements in public procurement for the purchase of medical supplies (coauthor)
Publisher: Medical forum no. 12/2012
Publication date: 2012

Title: The Public Procurement Act, Commentary after the amendment made by Act no. 55/2000 Coll., The electronic version to ASPI (member of the processing team)

Title: Overview of the case law in matters of public contracts (coauthor)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2011

Title: The Public Procurement Act, Commentary. 2nd edition, (member of the processing team)
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
Publication date: 2011

Title: Is it possible to oppose qualification documentation? (coauthor)
Publisher: Public Administration no. 11/2010
Publication date: 2010

Title: Quasi trading licenses and practical aspects of their granting (coauthor)
Publisher: EPRAVO.cz MAGAZINE no. 04/2009
Publication date: 2009

Education

Institution: Charles University, Faculty of Law in Prague
Field of studies: Law

Professional experience

Organization: ROWAN LEGAL
Position:

  • Partner (10/2019 – current)
  • Managing Associate (04/2019- 9/2019)
  • Senior Associate (07/2011 – 03/2019)
  • Junior Lawyer (09/2008 – 07/2011)

Period: 09/2008 – present
Job description: Senior Associate specialized on public investments

Organization: AK Kučírek Legal
Position: Junior associate with a general focus
Period: 06/2008 – 08/2008

Organization: AK Jaroš Fojtíková
Position: Junior associate with a general focus
Period: 11/2007 – 05/2008