The AG Villalón of the CJEU finds that a tariff calculation formula that automatically multiplies the rate payable for the certification activities according to the number of tenders is precluded by EU law (SOA Nazionale Costruttori)

AG Cruz Villalon opposes Italian minimum #tariffs for #public procurement #certification (C-327/12)* In his Opinion of 5 September 2013 in case C-327/12 Soa Nazionale Costruttori (not available in English), AG Cruz Villalon analyses the compatibility with EU free movement (ie freedom of establishment as per art 49 TFEU) and competition rules (arts 101, 102 and 106 TFEU) of the Italian system of tenderers' certification whereby private certification bodies are legally required to charge minimum mandatory tariffs to the companies seeking to obtain certificates of viability in order to participate in public tenders (as foreseen in art 52 dir 2004/18). The most controversial aspect of the system is that it includes a tariff calculation formula that automatically multiplies the rate

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Albert Sánchez Graells, The AG Villalón of the CJEU finds that a tariff calculation formula that automatically multiplies the rate payable for the certification activities according to the number of tenders is precluded by EU law (SOA Nazionale Costruttori), 5 September 2013, e-Competitions Bulletin September 2013, Art. N° 61693

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