On 11 October 2007, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled on a case (C241/06) referred from a German court concerning the time limit set by national law on taking action against a procurement decision. The background to the case was a challenge by an unsuccessful tenderer for a software contract. The claimant complained that the contract should have gone out to a Community-wide tender and that the award decision was unlawful. The initial case was declared inadmissible by a lower national court on the grounds that the national time limit for the challenge had expired. At the appeal, certain questions were referred to the ECJ, including whether the time limit set by national law conflicts with the right of review under the procurement directives. The ECJ held that while a time limit in national law in itself is not unlawful, it should not be applied in such a way that a tenderer is prevented from seeking a review where the information requirements for the contract notice are not met or to prevent review of decisions occurring at later stages of the tender process. Although the case concerned the compatibility of limitation periods for the review of procurement cases under German law, it may have ramifications for cases in other jurisdictions such as the UK, where the time limit for making a challenge against a tendering procedure is relatively short.