In Summary, in April this year, the Advocate General suggested closing the door on a loophole under the EU procurement directives. “Teckal” companies are proxies for their Contracting Authorities and therefore are bound by the Directives when they let contracts – whether or not they have commercial character. This has potential wider implications for the definition of “Contracting Authority” when applied to any companies in which public bodies have an interest.
You can read my full article, Comment on Advocate General’s position that “Teckal” companies can’t eat their cake and have it too, in a PDF format.
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