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Case T-38/21: Judgment of the General Court of 21 February 2024 — Inivos and Inivos v Commission (Public procurement — Negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice — Supply of disinfection robots to European hospitals — Extreme urgency — COVID-19 — Non-participation of the applicants in the tendering procedure — Action for annulment — Lack of individual concern — Contractual nature of the dispute — Inadmissibility — Liability)

OJ C, C/2024/2426, 8.4.2024, ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/2426/oj (BG, ES, CS, DA, DE, ET, EL, EN, FR, GA, HR, IT, LV, LT, HU, MT, NL, PL, PT, RO, SK, SL, FI, SV)

ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/2426/oj

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C/2024/2426

8.4.2024

Judgment of the General Court of 21 February 2024 — Inivos and Inivos v Commission

(Case T-38/21) (1)

(Public procurement - Negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice - Supply of disinfection robots to European hospitals - Extreme urgency - COVID-19 - Non-participation of the applicants in the tendering procedure - Action for annulment - Lack of individual concern - Contractual nature of the dispute - Inadmissibility - Liability)

(C/2024/2426)

Language of the case: English

Parties

Applicants: Inivos Ltd (London, United Kingdom), Inivos BV (Rotterdam, Netherlands) (represented by: R. Martens, L. Hoet and A. Van Laer, lawyers)

Defendant: European Commission (represented by: L. André and M. Ilkova, acting as Agents)

Re:

By their action, the applicants seek first, on the basis of Article 263 TFEU, annulment of the decision of the European Commission of 18 September 2020 to use a negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice for the acquisition of disinfection robots (‘the decision to use the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice’), of the decision of 3 November 2020 to award that contract (‘the contested award decision’) and of the decision of 19 November 2020 to conclude the framework contracts with two operators, and a declaration that those framework contracts are null and void and, secondly, on the basis of Article 268 TFEU, compensation for the damage which they claim to have suffered as a result.

Operative part of the judgment

The Court:

1.

Dismisses the action;

2.

Orders Inivos Ltd and Inivos BV to pay the costs, including those relating to the interim proceedings.


(1)   OJ C 98, 22.3.2021.


ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/C/2024/2426/oj

ISSN 1977-091X (electronic edition)


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