The Italian Competition Authority upholds a provisional interim order against abusive practice interfering with a competitive tender procedure (TPL Toscana)

Introduction On 23 June the Italian Competition Authority (ICA) has upheld a provision interim order in the context of an Article 102 TFEU investigation in the TPL Toscana case [1]. The ICA was satisfied that there was a prime facie case for an Article 102 TFEU breach that justified the granting of an interim order. In this case the alleged abusive conduct consisted of dilatory tactics interfering with a competitive tender procedure for the award of a public contract for the provision of passenger transport services in the region of Tuscany. Background of the case In 2013 the contracting authority, Region of Tuscany (RT), commenced a procurement procedure for the award a public contract for the provision of local transport services by bus (the TPL Tuscany contract). The winning

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Michele Giannino, The Italian Competition Authority upholds a provisional interim order against abusive practice interfering with a competitive tender procedure (TPL Toscana), 23 June 2020, e-Competitions Interim measures, Art. N° 96141

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