The Advocate General Yves Bot proposes to reduce the safe harbour for directly awarded public contracts subjected to prior transparency (Fastweb)

AG proposes to reduce safe harbour for directly awarded public contracts subjected to prior transparency (C-19/13)* In his Opinion of 10 April 2014 in case C-19/13 Fastweb, Advocate General Bot has proposed an interpretation of Art 2d(4) of Directive 89/665 (as amended by dir 2007/66) that would seriously erode the safe harbour (apparently) created by that provision for contracts that have been directly awarded by the contracting authority (without competition), provided that the following cummulative conditions are met: the contracting authority considers that the award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union is permissible in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC; the contracting authority has published in the

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The Advocate General Yves Bot proposes to reduce the safe harbour for directly awarded public contracts subjected to prior transparency (Fastweb), 10 April 2014, e-Competitions Bulletin April 2014, Art. N° 65518

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