CASE COMMENTS: STATE AID – EUROPEAN UNION – ELECTRONIC PROCUREMENT PLATFORM – EXERCISE OF AN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY – INSEPARABLE ACTIVITIES

Notion of aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that the financing of a Dutch platform for electronic procurement does not constitute State aid, since its activities cannot be dissociated and forms part of the exercise of public powers (Aanbestedingskalender)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article in French, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. In order to facilitate the award of public contracts, the Netherlands authorities set up a public electronic platform, known as TenderNed. This contains, inter alia, a module for publishing tender notices and award decisions and a module for submitting tenders. It also makes it possible to transmit statistical information to the Dutch authorities and the Commission concerning the award of public contracts. In 2012, Dutch companies (the complainants) complained to the Commission about the Dutch financing of TenderNed, claiming that it gave rise to illegal state aid. Following exchanges with the complainants, the Commission adopted on 18 December

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Raphaël Vuitton, Notion of aid: The Court of Justice of the European Union confirms that the financing of a Dutch platform for electronic procurement does not constitute State aid, since its activities cannot be dissociated and forms part of the exercise of public powers (Aanbestedingskalender), 7 November 2019, Concurrences N° 1-2020, Art. N° 93350, pp. 125-126

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