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Request for a preliminary ruling from the Korkein hallinto-oikeus (Finland) lodged on 9 January 2017 — Maria Tirkkonen

(Case C-9/17)

Language of the case: Finnish

Referring court

Korkein hallinto-oikeus

Parties to the main proceedings

Appellant: Maria Tirkkonen

Other party: Maaseutuvirasto

Question referred

Is Article 1(2)(a) of Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC 1 to be interpreted as meaning that the definition of ‘public contract’ within the meaning of that directive encompasses a scheme

–     by which a public body seeks to obtain services in the market for a contractual period limited in advance by entering into contracts, subject to the conditions of a draft framework agreement annexed to the invitation to tender, with all economic operators who meet the individual requirements laid down in the tender documents in regard to the suitability of the offeror and to the service offered, and pass an examination more particularly described in the invitation to tender, and

–     which can no longer be joined during the currency of the contract?


1 Directive 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on the coordination of procedures for the award of public works contracts, public supply contracts and public service contracts (OJ 2004 L 134, p. 114).