The EU Court of Justice rules on the interpretation of article 30(2) of Directive 2004/18 as regards the negotiation of technical elements between a contracting authority and the participants in a negotiated procedure (Nordecon / Rahandusministeerium)

CJEU on renegotiation of mandatory technical conditions in negotiated procedures: A good case? (C-561/12)* In its Judgment of 5 December 2013 in case C-561/12 Nordecon and Ramboll Eesti, the CJEU has ruled on the interpretation of Article 30(2) of Directive 2004/18 as regards the negotiation of technical elements between a contracting authority and the tenderers participating in a negotiated procedure. The case is complicated by the fact that a more general issue concerning the (potential) obligation to exclude technically non-compliant tenders in a negotiated procedure is entangled with the limits of the negotiation authorisation provided for in Article 30(2) Directive 2004/18. In my view, by not clearly distinguishing both issues, the CJEU may have provided unnecessarily limiting

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice rules on the interpretation of article 30(2) of Directive 2004/18 as regards the negotiation of technical elements between a contracting authority and the participants in a negotiated procedure (Nordecon / Rahandusministeerium), 5 December 2013, e-Competitions December 2013, Art. N° 61335

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