✔ Only eligible contractors or tenderers are allowed to participate in procurement procedures
✔ Candidates or tenderers must not be subject to conflict of interest and are not guilty of misrepresentation in supplying the information required (or fail to supply this information)
✔ Grounds for exclusion in participation in procurement procedures are clearly mentioned in Annex IV.
When awarded Grant contracts, organisations must guarantee compliance with certain fundamental principles and best practices, in accordance with the principles of transparency and fair competition for potential contractors and taking precautions to avoid conflicts of interest. One of the main steps of the award procedure is the verification of the tenderers, by establishing the eligibility criteria. To this end, the organisation shall establish clear selection and award criteria and standard rules for the composition of the evaluation committee.
The most important criteria to be respected are about rules of nationality and of origin .
The rule of nationality does not apply to experts proposed under service tenders financed by the grant.
It is important to note that grounds for exclusion in participation in procurement are clearly mentioned in Annex IV. Candidates or tenderers will be excluded from taking part of a procurement procedure if:
Candidates or tenderers must certify that they are not in one of the above situation. Moreover, contracts may not be awarded to candidates or tenderers which, during the procurement procedure: