Legal Issues


Ask the Experts – Framework contracts

By Eddie Regan, Senior PASS Consultant PASS Consultant Eddie Regan answers your queries regarding framework contracts Q What is a framework contract? The term ‘framework contract’ is used to cover agreements not covered by the definition of a contract to... (Continue reading)

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Expressions of interest – Setting the foundations

By John Tizard, Director, [email protected] and Member of the BiP Solutions Strategic Advisory Board John Tizard explains how Competitive Dialogue – A practical guide is an essential text in understanding the procedure and how it should be implemented. Any procurement... (Continue reading)

Businesses urged to work with Europe

In light of the imminent EU Services Directive, which is due to come into force at the end of 2009, Business Minister Ian Lucas is urging companies in the services sector to take advantage of new opportunities to do business... (Continue reading)

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EC sends formal request to the Netherlands concerning coffee contracts

The European Commission has decided to send a formal request to the Netherlands concerning the award of a public contract for the supply and management of coffee machines by the Province of Noord-Holland. The Commission has identified that the tender... (Continue reading)

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EIB support for major school renovation in France

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €400m finance contract with the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in France for the renovation and construction of 34 lycées (upper secondary schools). The contract was signed by Vice-President of the EIB, Philippe de... (Continue reading)

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Commission sends Netherlands formal request

The European Commission has sent the Netherlands a formal request concerning the award of a public works concession by the Municipality of Eindhoven. The request relates to the development of a community centre. The Commission considers that the contract in... (Continue reading)

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Slovakia sent formal Commission request

Slovakia has been sent a formal request by the European Commission to review a recent services contract award. The request was made in regard to the award by the Slovak Ministry of Transport of a legal services contract in the... (Continue reading)

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Spain referred to ECJ by Commission

The European Commission has decided to take Spain to the European Court of Justice regarding joint ventures set up by the publicly owned company Instituto Valenciano de Vivienda, SA (IVVSA). IVVSA is owned by the Government of Valencia. The company... (Continue reading)

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Commission requests Spain to comply with Court judgment

Spain has been requested by the European Commission to comply with a 2008 judgment of the European Court of Justice. The Commission has decided that under Article 228 of the EC Treaty, Spain should comply with the ECJ’s judgment in... (Continue reading)

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Germany waste treatment case closed

A German infringement case concerning the award of public waste treatment service contracts has been closed by the European Commission. The contracts were awarded in various administrative districts and special purpose associations to other public entities in Rhineland-Palatinate between 2002... (Continue reading)

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