Official Journal of the European Union

C 98/6

Judgment of the Court (First Chamber) of 14 January 2016 (request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākās tiesa — Latvia) — ‘Ostas celtnieks’ SIA v Talsu novada pašvaldība, Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs

(Case C-234/14) (1)

((Reference for a preliminary ruling - Public procurement contracts - Directive 2004/18/EC - Economic and financial standing - Technical and/or professional ability - Articles 47(2) and 48(3) - Tender specifications laying down the obligation for a tenderer to conclude a cooperation agreement or to set up a partnership with the entities on whose capacities it relies))

(2016/C 098/06)

Language of the case: Latvian

Referring court

Augstākās tiesa

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant:‘Ostas celtnieks’ SIA

Defendant: Talsu novada pašvaldība, Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs

Operative part of the judgment

Articles 47(2) and 48(3) of 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 must be interpreted as meaning that they preclude a contracting authority, in the tender specifications relating to the award of a public contract, from imposing on a tenderer which relies on the capacities of other entities the obligation, before the contract is awarded, to conclude a cooperation agreement with those entities or to form a partnership with them.

(1)  OJ C 212, 7.7.2014.