Une société en redressement judiciaire peut-elle soumissionner à un marché public ?

Can a company in receivership bid for a public contract?

by gmorales the 10 November 2010 | Category: Pre-contractual & Contractual referral
Une société en redressement judiciaire peut-elle soumissionner à un marché public ? Une société en redressement judiciaire peut-elle soumissionner à un marché public ?

CE 10 november 2010, Minister of Defense, No. 341133

In a judgment dated November 10, 2010, Minister of Defense, No. 341133, the Conseil d'Etat provides useful information on this delicate issue which is repeatedly raised by the contracting authorities. The administrative court considers that a company in receivership is not receivable to bid on a contract whose execution extends beyond the period of observation allowed by the judgment authorizing it to continue its activity. Two hypotheses must therefore be distinguished: either the duration of execution of the contract is greater than the observation period is in this case, the application of the company must be rejected; or it is inferior and in this case its candidacy can not be dismissed in the name of the principle of freedom of access to the public order and the equality between the candidates.