Tom Annikve

Tom Annive



Tom Annikve is an advisor at ATTELA Law Office and advises lawyers practicing in the field in the field of public procurement.

Tom has extensive experience in public procurement. Among other things, he has been the Deputy Director General of the Public Procurement Agency for 10 years, has worked for the Ministry of Economy and the Ministry of Trade for 5 years and has 10 years of experience as a consultant and long- and short-term international procurement law expert in various EU, World Bank and USAID funded projects.

  • Good knowledge of the methodology of the European Commission's Project Cycle Management project
  • Good knowledge of EU Public Procurement Directives, as well as recent changes to EU tendering procedures and manuals. In the harmonization of Estonian public procurement law with the EU public procurement directives - direct participation in the process and knowledge. 
  • Preparation of draft legislation, procedures, manuals, guidance materials, including law and regulations, forms, other documentation, rules of procedure for the Public Procurement Board.
  • Implementation all aspects of the Public Procurement Policy. 
  • Prior representation of the Republic of Estonia in the European Union in the field of public procurement, participation as a member in several working groups of the European Commission (Statistics, E-Procurement), as well as a member of the Advisory Committee for Public Contracts of the European Commission. 
  • Knowledge of public procurement institutions based on different national solutions (structure, statute, organization, functions, mapping, identification of strengths and weaknesses, etc.). 
  • Creation and development of the Public Procurement Information System, electronic Public Procurement Register, identification and mapping of software and hardware needs. 
  • Design and development of mapping needs for public procurement statistics and reporting.
  • Advising and training of purchasing officials and private sector participants, developing training programs based on Estonian, European Union and Albanian law.


  • 2016 - 2017 Public Procurement Expert (European Union Program in Vietnam)
    • Providing the Vietnamese government with technical expertise in public procurement.
  • Since 2013 e-Government Academy public procurement and legal consultant (Estonia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan)
    • Organizing international public procurements in accordance with the requirements of the Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and international donors (USAID, SIDA, World Bank, etc.), drafting contracts, conducting negotiations, monitoring the implementation of the contract.
  • 2013 - 2014 World Bank Public Procurement and Legal Adviser (Moldova)
    • Analysis, preparation and finalization of the technical conditions, functionalities, methods, instructions, etc. of the new e-Public Procurement Register of Moldova
  • Since 2008 Member of the Board of the Public Procurement Center (Hangete Korraldamise MTÜ)
  • Since 2012 Member of the Board of the Estonian Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Association (PROLOG)
  • 2006 – 2007 Confirmec, (EU Project – Reform of the Public Procurement System of Kosovo)
    • Advising the Government of Kosovo and the UN Mission on public procurement
    • Changing and developing legislation in an environment of renewed EU requirements
    • Legal training (public sector, other purchasers, companies)
    • International cooperation with various institutions
    • IT system (Register) consulting and participation
    • Evaluate, analyze and participate in the development of new legislation in line with EU requirements
  • 2005 – 2006 Confirmec, Italy (EU Project – Support to the Public Procurement System) (Albaania)
    • Identification and analysis of training needs of the beneficiary and the procuring entities
    • Development and design and presentation of training courses on various topics - European Union and its legal system, public procurement in European Union law, process of harmonization of legislation, ethical issues of officials, basic principles of public procurement, procedures, procedures, technical standards and their implementation, etc.
    • Management and implementation and organization of training courses in various regions of Albania
    • 12 trained trainers, more than 300 trained officials (central and local level) and private sector
    • Restructuring of the Public Procurement Agency - making proposals, creating a special training unit
    • Preparation of draft legislation, IT advice in cooperation with other project experts
    • Evaluate, analyze and participate in the development of new legislation in line with EU requirements
  • 2002 – 2005 Tartu Ülikooli riigihangete õppejõud
  • 1996 - 2005 Deputy Director of the Public Procurement Agency.
  • 1993 - 1996 Head of the Public Procurement and State Reserve Department of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.