Judgment of the Court (Third Chamber) of 10 September 2009.

Wasser- und Abwasserzweckverband Gotha und Landkreisgemeinden (WAZV Gotha) v Eurawasser Aufbereitungs- und Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH.

Reference for a preliminary ruling: Thüringer Oberlandesgericht - Germany.

Procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors - Public service for the distribution of drinking water and the treatment of sewage - Service concession - Definition - Transfer to the supplier of the risk connected with operating the service in question.

Case C-206/08.


Top of the page Documents in the Case
Document Date Name of the parties Subject-matter Curia EUR-Lex
Judgment (OJ)
07/11/2009 Eurawasser
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Judgment (Summary)
ECLI:EU:C:2009:540
10/09/2009 Eurawasser
Judgment
ECLI:EU:C:2009:540
10/09/2009 Eurawasser
EUR-Lex text EUR-Lex bilingual text
Application (OJ)
27/09/2008 Eurawasser
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Reports of Cases

2009 I-08377

Subject-matter

Reference for a preliminary ruling – Thüringer Oberlandesgericht – Interpretation of Article 1(2)(a) and (d) and 1(3)(b) of Directive 2004/17/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 coordinating the procurement procedures of entities operating in the water, energy, transport and postal services sectors (OJ 2004 L 134, p. 1) – Call for tenders for the provision, in the form of a public service concession, of a service to the public in respect of the production, transport and distribution of drinking water and in respect of the disposal and treatment of waste water – Criteria for distinguishing a public service contract from a public service concession

Systematic classification scheme

1.
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
      B-19.04.01 Reference to the Court of Justice
        B-19.04.01.03 Exclusive nature of the role of the national court in making the reference
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-19 Legal proceedings
    B-19.04 Reference for a preliminary ruling
      B-19.04.02 Jurisdiction of the Court of Justice
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.02 Public procurement
      B-11.02.03 Rules application to public contracts in specific sectors
        B-11.02.03.01 Scope
B European Community (EEC/EC)
  B-11 Approximation of laws
    B-11.02 Public procurement
      B-11.02.05 Concessions


Citations of case-law or legislation

References in grounds of judgment

  • EC Treaty (Amsterdam), Article 234 : paragraphs 33 - 35
  • Directive 93/38 : paragraph 40
  • Directive 2004/17 : paragraphs 1, 54, 67
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LA : paragraphs 3, 26, 37, 40, 42, 49
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P2LD : paragraphs 3, 26
  • Directive 2004/17 -A01P3LB : paragraphs 4, 26, 42, 46, 50, 57 - 80
  • Directive 2004/17 -A02 : paragraph 5
  • Directive 2004/17 -A02P2LA : paragraph 37
  • Directive 2004/17 -A04 : paragraphs 6, 38
  • Directive 2004/17 -A18 : paragraphs 7, 41, 44
  • Directive 2004/17 -A31 : paragraphs 8, 44
  • Directive 2004/17 -A32 : paragraphs 9, 44
  • Directive 2004/17 -A71 : paragraphs 10, 39
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P2LA : paragraph 42
  • Directive 2004/18 -A01P4 : paragraph 42
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -324/98 : paragraphs 44, 54
  • Court of Justice - Order C -358/00 : paragraph 54
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -231/03 : paragraph 44
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -234/03 : paragraph 69
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -458/03 : paragraphs 44, 51, 56, 59
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -410/04 : paragraph 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -382/05 : paragraphs 54, 59, 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -324/07 : paragraphs 44, 56
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -437/07 : paragraphs 54, 59, 68
  • Court of Justice - Judgment C -544/07 : paragraph 33

Operative part

  • Interprets : Directive 2004/17 -A01P3LB

Opinion

Information not available


Dates

Date of the lodging of the application initiating proceedings

  • 19/05/2008

Date of the Opinion

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Date of the hearing

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Date of delivery

10/09/2009


References

Publication in the Official Journal

Application: OJ C 247 from 27.09.2008, p.2

Judgment: OJ C 267 from 07.11.2009, p.20

Name of the parties

Eurawasser

Notes on Academic Writings

  1. Pastor, Jean-Marc: La CJCE précise la distinction entre marché de services et concession de services, Revue française de droit administratif 2009 p.1637
  2. Simon, Denys: Marchés de services et concessions de services publics, Europe 2009 Novembre Comm. nº 414 p.26
  3. Hübner, Alexander: Vorliegen eines Dienstleistungsauftrags oder einer Dienstleistungskonzession ("WAZV Gotha"), Europäische Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsrecht 2009 p.814-816
  4. Aubert, Michel ; Broussy, Emmanuelle ; Donnat, Francis: Chronique de jurisprudence communautaire. Marchés publics - Concession de services, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2009 p.2285
  5. Camous, David-André: L'arrêt Eurawasser marque-t-il la maturité de la jurisprudence communautaire en matière de concession?, L'actualité juridique ; droit administratif 2010 p.163-167
  6. Glatt, Jean-Mathieu: La catégorisation des contrats de commande publique: source d'insécurité juridique, Petites affiches. La Loi / Le Quotidien juridique 2010 nº 30 p.9-14
  7. Cortés Martín, José Manuel: Jurisprudencia del Tribunal de Justicia de la Uníon Europea, Septiembre - Diciembre 2010, Revista de Derecho Comunitario Europeo 2010 nº35 p.257-322
  8. Bianchi, Tiziana ; Ponzone, Lorenza: La Corte di giustizia torna sulla distinzione tra concessione di servizi e appalto di servizi, Diritto comunitario e degli scambi internazionali 2010 p.279-288
  9. Eisner, Christian: Interkommunale Kooperationen und Dienstleistungskonzessionen (Teil 1), Zeitschrift für Vergaberecht und Beschaffungspraxis 2011 p.181-186
  10. Eisner, Christian: Interkommunale Kooperationen und Dienstleistungskonzessionen (Teil 2), Zeitschrift für Vergaberecht und Beschaffungspraxis 2011 p.225-229



Procedural Analysis Information

Source of the question referred for a preliminary ruling

Thüringer Oberlandesgericht - Germany

Subject-matter

  • Freedom of establishment
  • Freedom to provide services
  • Approximation of laws

Procedure and result

  • Reference for a preliminary ruling

Formation of the Court

troisième chambre (Cour)

Judge-Rapporteur

Cunha Rodrigues

Advocate General

Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer

Language(s) of the Case

  • German

Language(s) of the Opinion

    Information not available