Philips Medical Technology takes the Dutch state to court for a contract for the supply of defibrillators to the Ministry of Defence. In interlocutory proceedings, the multinational requires the order awarded to another company to be reversed. According to Philips, mistakes were made in the tender procedure.
For the supply of the automatic external defibrillators, devices that can be used in the event of a heart attack and that even non-trained users gradually tell how to use the device, the DoD preferred devices of the company Fuego-Tiel. Philips claims, however, that Fuego-Tiel’s products do not make a beep in all situations, although that was one of the requirements of the tender.
Philips confirmed that it had filed the application for interim measures, but did not wish to comment on the substance of the case. When the judge hearing the application for interim measures decides, it is still uncertain. However, the company hopes that the whole case will be closed as soon as possible.