280.A13 Public procurement and contract law
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2022W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture
  • Format: Presence

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to identify the core legal questions in the handling of large projects and to conduct a professional exchange with experts from this area (e.g. lawyers). They can identify the cases in which public procurement law applies and know which requirements must be observed when commissioning major projects by the public sector. They have knowledge about the main types of contract that are concluded in complex construction projects right from the planning to the final completion of a project; as well as contracts that are relevant to the real estate industry after a project has been completed. The students are able to detect the legal issues of non-compliance with these contracts and know the related consequences.

Subject of course

The content of the course is on the one hand public procurement law, with its European and international references. In this area, the following questions are addressed: For which projects is procurement law relevant? In which cases a Europe-wide and international tenders must be carried out? What types of award procedures are there (the focus will be on the competitions and the negotiation procedure, as well as the implementation of complex projects in a competitive dialogue; innovative procurement will also be dealt with). How does a procurement procedure work? How should the tender documents be designed? What should be considered when submitting an offer? How is the best offer determined? How is the procurement-specific legal protection provided? Another large content-related complex of the course concerns the contractual design of the project realisation (the contract as a result of the procurement procedure, but also generally apart from the implementation of a procurement procedure). It will be dealt with the contract types relevant for project realisation and construction (e.g. construction contract, general planning contract, architect contract, ...) and the typical content as well as performance disruptions for these contract types (e.g. construction delay, builder liability, reference to Austrian standards and other technical standards, ...) will be discussed. One unit is held by Architect Mag.arch. Sophie Braun, as a project developer at Investor United Benefits. She will share her practical experiences with contracts in the field of real estate management. 

Teaching methods

Lecture. The contents will be preferably developed using practice-oriented examples and in a joint discourse with the students. Inclusion of a practitioner (2 units) who will talk about the course related content from the practical perspective of a real estate company.

Mode of examination


Additional information

The lecture will take place physically in the lecture hall and be supported by the TUWEL-Course (where materials will be uploaded). If the pandemic situation makes it necessary, we will have to switch to online lectures via Zoom. This will be announced in advance.



Course dates

Fri09:00 - 10:0007.10.2022 Seminarraum 127 (CD0324)Modul-Kick-Off
Thu10:00 - 12:0020.10.2022 - 19.01.2023EI 3A Hörsaal Einheit
Thu10:00 - 12:0022.12.2022 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99773500191 Meeting-ID: 997 7350 0191. (Betriebseinschränkung TU Wien) (LIVE)Haftung – Planungsverträge und Bauverträge
Public procurement and contract law - Single appointments
Fri07.10.202209:00 - 10:00 Seminarraum 127 (CD0324)Modul-Kick-Off
Thu20.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Geltungsbereich Vergaberecht
Thu27.10.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Ablauf eines Vergabeverfahrens/Verfahrensarten
Thu03.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Ausschreibungsunterlagen und Angebotslegung
Thu17.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Vergabespezifischer Rechtsschutz
Thu24.11.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Baurechtliche Verträge – Überblick
Thu01.12.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Baurechtliche Verträge – Planungsvertrag und Bauvertrag
Thu15.12.202210:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Leistungsstörungen – Planungsverträge und Bauverträge
Thu22.12.202210:00 - 12:00 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/99773500191 Meeting-ID: 997 7350 0191. (Betriebseinschränkung TU Wien)Haftung – Planungsverträge und Bauverträge
Thu12.01.202310:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Verträge und Vertragsmanagement in der Praxis
Thu19.01.202310:00 - 12:00EI 3A Hörsaal Verträge und Vertragsmanagement in der Praxis

Examination modalities

Written exam - multiple choice and open questions


DayTimeDateRoomMode of examinationApplication timeApplication modeExam
Thu10:00 - 12:0018.01.2024EI 3A Hörsaal written11.12.2023 10:00 - 15.01.2024 23:59TISSHauptprüfungstermin
Wed13:00 - 15:0010.04.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL written15.03.2024 10:00 - 08.04.2024 23:59TISS1. Folgeprüfungstermin
Wed13:00 - 15:0005.06.2024Seminarraum EBEG-3 - RPL written20.05.2024 10:00 - 03.06.2024 23:59TISS2. Folgeprüfungstermin

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
19.09.2022 10:00 19.10.2022 12:00 19.10.2022 12:00


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