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Public-Private Partnerships

Message par StevenBride » 10 mars 2008, 15:22

Does anyone know if the definition of in-house relations will be modified by the Interpretative Communication on IPPP ?

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Message par Frédéric » 10 mars 2008, 15:25

EU law on public contracts and concessions applies when a contracting body entrusts a task to a third party, unless the relation between the two is so close that the latter is equivalent to an ‘in-house’ entity

Today, the in-house definition is determined by case law of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). According to the Stadt Halle jurisprudence of the ECJ (C-26/03) the Public Procurement Directives apply whenever a contracting authority intends to conclude a contract with a company, the capital of which is at least partly held by private undertakings.

There is no compelling evidence at present to suggest that the quality of public services could be improved or prices be reduced, if private or public-private undertakings obtain public service missions without a preceding competitive award procedure. Thus, the Commission does not intend to change the “in-house” concept as understood by the ECJ. The Interpretative Communication on IPPP demonstrates that this jurisprudence does not constitute any obstacles to the setting up of IPPP.
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Message par StevenBride » 10 mars 2008, 15:27

Thank you !

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Message par Sandrine » 11 avr. 2008, 15:02

And do you know how does the law on public procurement and concessions apply to the choice of private partners for IPPP ?

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Message par Frédéric » 11 avr. 2008, 15:10

At Community level there are no specific rules governing the founding of IPPP. Community law on public contracts and concessions requires a contracting entity to follow a fair and transparent procedure, either when selecting the private partner, who supplies goods, works or services through his participation in the IPPP, or when granting a public contract or a concession to the public-private entity. Conversely, the Commission does not consider a double tendering procedure — one for selecting the private partner to the IPPP and another one for awarding public contracts or concessions to the public-private entity — to be practical.

If the task assigned to the public-private entity is a public contract fully covered by the Public Procurement Directives, the procedure for selecting the private partner is determined by these Directives. If the task is a works concession or a public contract that is only partially covered by the Directives, the fundamental principles derived from the EC Treaty apply in addition to the relevant provisions of the Directives. Finally, if it is a service concession or a public contract not covered by the Directives, the selection of the private partner has to comply with the principles of the EC Treaty.
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Message par Sandrine » 11 avr. 2008, 15:12

Thanks a lot for the explanation ! :wink:

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Re: Public-Private Partnerships

Message par michael » 30 mai 2008, 11:54

Sandrine a écrit :Thanks a lot for the explanation ! :wink:
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Re: Public-Private Partnerships

Message par quentin » 28 août 2008, 09:36

Nice file ... :wink:

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