Who we are

Stefan Savu

Managing Director

Professional experience prior Best Procurement

  • 10 years’ experience in public procurement and project management,
  • 2006 – 2010 Public Procurement Director and General Deputy Manager in NAR;
  • Supervised more than 1.000 tender documents, participated in more than 250 evaluation committees, leading more than 100 of these;
  • Participated in initiating and implementing of major projects as:Cernavoda – Constanta highway, Constanta by-pass, Timisoara – Arad highway, Arad by-pass , Comarnic – Brasov highway, the 4th , 5th and 6th IEB financial memorandums  for national roads rehabilitation;
  • National Sales Director at Brau Union Romania (member of Heineken Group)

Main areas of expertise at Best Procurement

  • Procurement
  • Claims
  • Relationship with central and local authorities
  • Legal solutions / procedures regarding: variation orders, claims, technical modifications
  • Integrator between client and contractor
  • Negotiation

Additional activities

  • MBA

Valentin Marinescu

Legal Director

Professional experience prior Best Procurement

  • Currently lawyer at Bucharest Bar specialized in rail infrastructure, commercial companies’ law, administrative and fiscal, business law.
  • Over 17years of legal experience in areas such as:
    • Consultancy in areas such as administration, privatization, post privatization of state-owned companies (MEC – OPSPI and AVAS), and also barrister in litigations, in courts and arbitration;
    • Member of negotiation and privatization committees, including through the capital market.

Over 7 Years of Professional expertise in rail infrastructure:

  • In CNADNR –ISPA agency (Unit implementing European Funds), during 2008-2009, coordinating the claims department, disputes, arbitration and the legal supervision of ISPA agency.
  • Legal consultant for various construction companies, regarding both procurement and contract management activities, but especially the activities of analyzing contractual risks, initiating claims and then substantiating them, sustaining mechanisms within the contract (most of them under FIDIC 1999 rules), Dispute Adjudication Board and Courts of law and Arbitration.


  • PhD in Law / Commercial Law – Capital Market (2007 – 2012) – Academy of Economic Studies (ASE), Bucharest
  • Master in International Law (2001 – 2002) – University of Bucharest, Faculty of Law
  • Specialization in 1999 FIDIC Conditions of Contract (Red Book and Yellow Book) – Romanian Association of Engineers ARIC
  • Participation, in recent years, in several national and international conferences,held a total of five lectures and published a number of five articles on business law.

Ştefan Ion

Technical Director

Professional experience prior Best Procurement

  • 28 years’ experience in roads, railway, civil and industrial construction
  • 20 years’ experience in construction project management
  • 2007 – 2009 ISPA Project Director at NAR
  • Supervised the preparing of technical specifications or more than 60 projects as: rehabilitation for DN 1H, DN24,  Filiasi – Ciochiuta, DN 6, construction of Carei by pass, Sacuieni by pass, etc
  • Participated as member from NAR, in DAB
  • 10 years’ experience in FIDIC contracts domain
  • Worked as project manager for large Romanian and international companies as: CCCF, Strabag, Efklidis, Mochlos.

Main areas of expertise at Best Procurement

  • Procurement (technical offer)
  • Specializing in Project Controls, Contract Administration and dispute avoidance
  • Claims instigation or defence