Strong Segurança SA v Município de Sintra and another (Case C-95/10);  WLR (D) 99
“Article 47(2) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC (permitting an economic operator participating in a public tendering process for the provision of services to rely on the capacities of other entities, provided that it could prove that it would have at its disposal the resources necessary) did not apply to contracts which had as their object services referred to in Annex IIB of the Directive, such as the provision of surveillance and security services. However member states and, possibly, contracting authorities, could provide for that which article 47(2) permitted in, respectively, their legislation and the documents relating to the contract.”
WLR Daily, 17th March 2011
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Privater Rettungsdienst und Krankentransport Stadler v Zweckverband für Rettungsdienst und Feuerwehralarmierung Passau (Malteser Hilfdienst eV and another, intervening) (Case C–274/09);  WLR (D) 88
“A contract concerning rescue services under which the operator was fully remunerated by persons other than the contracting authority awarding the contract and which placed a limited operating risk on the operator was classified as a ‘service concession’ within the meaning of article 1(4) of Parliament and Council Directive 2004/18/EC, as distinct from a public contract or public service contract within article 1(2)(a)(d).”
WLR Daily, 10th March 2011
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“Companies now have more time to file legal objections to the award of public contracts after Europe’s top court overturned UK procurement law. The Government will have to re-draft its regulations and the ruling will take immediate effect.”
OUT-LAW.com, 1st February 2010
Chandler v Camden London Borough Council; Chandler v Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families  EWHC 219 (Admin);  WLR (D) 58
“A parent of school age children could not be classed as an ‘economic operator’ and did not therefore have sufficient standing under European and domestic rules on public procurement to bring a claim for judicial review of a decision of the Secretary State to approve an expression of interest by a sponsor of an academy under s 482 of the Education Act 1996 (as substituted by s 65(1) of the Education Act 2002). The protection conferred by the procurement regime created by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5) could only be invoked in private law proceedings by affected economic operators.”
WLR Daily, 17th February 2009
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“Parents and campaigners have lost a judicial review to prevent the government introducing academies without holding competitions to allow a range of sponsors to come forward.”
The Guardian, 13th February 2009
“Updated guidance for public authorities on how to treat requests for information on different phases of the procurement process.”
Full press release
Ministry of Justice, 20th November 2008