- Court gives procedural guidance in preliminary ruling on price review in public utilities contracts (Consorzio Italian Management, Catania Multiservizi SpA v Rete Ferroviaria Italiana SpA)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Public Law analysis: The Court of Justice gave a preliminary ruling in a public procurement dispute concerning a contracting authority’s refusal to grant the contractors’ request for a price review following the award of a public contract for cleaning and maintenance services at railway stations. EU public procurement law, and the underlying EU principles, did not preclude national rules, such as those at issue, which do not provide for periodic price review after a public utilities contract has been awarded. In delivering the ruling, the court gave guidance for national courts on the requirements for an admissible preliminary reference.
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