The EU Court of Justice reaffirms its dictum on in-house providing as an exception to the applicability of the EU public procurement directives (Econord / Varese)

In-house providing and (minimum) "effective" public control: Sunset or breaking dawn for purely public (commercial) service providers? (C‑182 and 183/11)* In its Judgment of 29 November 2012 in Joined Cases C‑182/11 and C‑183/11, Econord SpA v Comune di Cagno and Comune di Varese (C-182/11) and Comune di Solbiate and Comune di Varese (C-183/11), the Court of Justice of the EU has offered a succinct reminder of its case law on in-house providing as an exception to the applicability of the EU public procurement Directives. According to this line of case law, contracting entities can award contracts directly (ie without a competitive tender) where they exercise over the contractor a control similar to that which they have over their own departments, and the contractor carries out the

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The EU Court of Justice reaffirms its dictum on in-house providing as an exception to the applicability of the EU public procurement directives (Econord / Varese), 29 November 2012, e-Competitions November 2012, Art. N° 60745

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