Official Journal of the European Union

C 212/21

Request for a preliminary ruling from the Augstākā tiesa (Republic of Latvia) lodged on 12 May 2014 — SIA ‘Ostas celtnieks’ v Talsu novada pašvaldība, Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs

(Case C-234/14)

2014/C 212/24

Language of the case: Latvian

Referring court

Augstākā tiesa

Parties to the main proceedings

Applicant: SIA ‘Ostas celtnieks’

Defendants: Talsu novada pašvaldība, Iepirkumu uzraudzības birojs

Question referred

Must the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC (1) 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 be interpreted as meaning that, in order to reduce the risk of non-performance of the contract, they do not preclude the specifications from containing the condition that, in the event of the contract being awarded to a tenderer which relies on the capacities of other contractors, that tenderer must, before the contract is awarded, conclude with those undertakings a cooperation agreement (which includes the particular items set out in the specifications), or set up a partnership with them?

(1)  OJ 2004 L 134, p. 114