European Union – Public procurement. Article 10(h) of Directive (EU) 2014/24 should be interpreted as meaning that the exclusion from the application of the public procurement rules that it laid down, covered the care of patients in an emergency situation in a rescue vehicle by an emergency worker/paramedic, covered by CPV code 75252000‑7 (rescue services) and transport by qualified ambulance covered by CPV code 85143000‑3 (ambulance services), provided that, as regards transport by qualified ambulance, it was in fact undertaken by personnel properly trained in first aid and, second, it was provided to a patient whose state of health was at risk of deterioration during that transport. The Court of Justice of the European Union so held, among other things, in a preliminary ruling in proceedings concerning the direct award of a contract for emergency services in the respondent state.