Jan Erlend is leading the firm’s public procurement department, and is assisting Norwegian and foreign companies who are participating in public tenders.
He frequently provides support in assessing whether there is a basis for complaints after a contract has been awarded, and the company has not been selected as winner of the competition. Rong has long experience in providing effective legal assistance in such complaints processes, and in many cases, it results in overturning the award or cancelling the competition.
Further, Jan Erlend provides advice both before the submission of the tender and during the competition. His assistance typically includes adjusting the offer so it fully covers the award criteria, or assessing the details of the competition documents. He also participates in negotiations with government agencies, as needed.
In recent years, Rong has represented Norwegian and foreign companies in over 30 cases before The Norwegian Complaints Board for Public Procurement (KOFA) and the courts.