The European Commission has decided to close its case against the United Kingdom concerning the award of a contract by the City of York for the Osbaldwick development scheme. The announcement on 5 May 2010 follows the commitment by the UK Government that it will ensure that a series of published competitive tenders will take place for each of the four construction phases of the development. The Commission also acknowledged the guidance published by the UK’s Office of Government Commerce on the application of public procurement rules to contracts and concessions for land developments.