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The EU Court of Justice holds that there is no obligation to revise prices payable under public contracts (Consorzio Italian Management e Catania Multiservizi)

NO OBLIGATION TO REVISE PRICES PAYABLE UNDER PUBLIC CONTRACTS. OK, BUT FOR THE WRONG REASONS? (C-152/17)* In its recent Judgment of 19 April 2018 in Consorzio Italian Management e Catania Multiservizi, C-152/17, EU:C:2018:264, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) clarified that EU public procurement law (in this case, the 2004 Utilities Directive) does not create an obligation to review prices after the award of a public services contract. This seems largely uncontroversial, not least due to the lack of concern of the pre-2014 EU procurement rules with contract execution. However, the reasons given by the CJEU to exclude mandatory price revision and, beyond that, the mistrust it places on price review clauses, are dubious. The way in which the CJEU refers back to Finn

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice holds that there is no obligation to revise prices payable under public contracts (Consorzio Italian Management e Catania Multiservizi), 19 April 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2018, Art. N° 88503

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