Official Journal of the European Union

C 330/9

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf (Germany) lodged on 2 August 2017 — Falck Rettungsdienste GmbH, Falck A/S v Stadt Solingen

(Case C-465/17)

(2017/C 330/12)

Language of the case: German

Referring court

Oberlandesgericht Düsseldorf

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicants: Falck Rettungsdienste GmbH, Falck A/S

Defendant: Stadt Solingen

Other parties to the proceedings: Arbeiter-Samariter-Bund Regionalverband Bergisch Land e.V., Malteser Hilfsdienst e.V., Deutsches Rotes Kreuz, Kreisverband Solingen e.V.

Questions referred


Do the care and treatment of emergency patients in an ambulance by a medical technician/paramedic and the care and treatment of patients in a patient transport ambulance by a paramedic/medical assistant constitute ‘civil defence, civil protection, and danger prevention services’ within the meaning of Article 10(h) of Directive 2014/24/EU (1) which come under CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary) codes 75252000-7 (Rescue services) and 85143000-3 (Ambulance services)?


Can Article 10(h) of Directive 2014/24/EU be understood as meaning that ‘non-profit organisations or associations’ include, in particular, aid organisations that are recognised under national law as civil defence and civil protection organisations?


Are ‘non-profit organisations or associations’ within the meaning of Article 10(h) of Directive 2014/24/EU those whose mission is fulfilled in the achievement of tasks in the public good, which do not operate with a view to making a profit and which reinvest any profits in order to realise the mission of the organisation?


Is the transport of a patient in an ambulance while care is provided by a paramedic/medical assistant (so-called qualified patient transport) a ‘patient transport ambulance service’ within the meaning of Article 10(h) of Directive 2014/24/EU, which is not covered by the exception and to which Directive 2014/24/EU applies?

(1)  Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC (OJ 2014 L 94, p. 65).