Art. 166. Principle of free administration by public authorities

1. Contracting authorities and contracting entities are free to organize the procedure leading to the choice of concessionaire, subject to compliance with the rules set out in this Part. They are free to decide the best way to manage the execution of the works and the provision of the services in order to ensure in particular a high degree of quality, safety and accessibility, the equal treatment and the promotion of the universal access and of the rights of users in public services