Verification of a supplier´s suitability

The suitability of a tenderer is examined on the basis of the requirements imposed in the contract documents or the notice/qualification documentation relating to the supplier’s economic standing and technical and professional ability.

Qualifying a supplier means that the contracting authority considers which tenderers satisfy the qualification requirements imposed for the procurement. A contracting authority may not impose any requirement whatsoever on suppliers.

In order to be compatible with the principle of proportionality, the requirements must have an obvious link with the subject matter of the contract and also be proportionate in relation to the procurement.