The Belgian Competition Authority dismisses an action for interim measures against the granting of a public tender for the provision of self-service bike hire system (Decaux)

Facts surrounding the case 1. On 15 March 2008, the Ministers' Council of the government of Brussels-Capital Region invited tenders for the award of a concession for the setting-up of an automated and publicly accessible bicycle rental system in the Brussels-Capital Region for a nominal fee. The system must be basically financed by advertising space on billboard put at disposal by the Brussels-Capital Region without any further financial intervention by the latter, the idea being that the winning bidder would be the undertaking needing the least advertising space to finance the bicycle rental system. ClearChannel Belgium (“ClearChannel”) (in association with the transport players STIB, Transdev and Provelo), Belgian Posters and JC Decaux submitted an offer. On 13 November 2008 the

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