Profile BII41 European Single Procurement Document describes a process providing electronic messaging support for requesting and providing a European Single Procurement Document (ESPD). As stated in Art. 59 of the directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council, the ESPD is a self-declaration by economic operators providing preliminary evidence replacing the certificates issued by public authorities or third parties. Its objective is to reduce the administrative burden arising from the requirement to produce a substantial number of certificates or other documents related to exclusion and selection criteria. It is for the business process of tendering in a pre-awarding phase. The ESPD may be requested by a contracting authority of the economic operator, by a (potential) main contractor of its subcontractors or partner contractors in a consortium, or by a contractor to be generated by an ESPD service provider.
The key aspects covered by this profile are:
A contracting authority can use this profile to request the ESPD of an economic operator.
An economic operator can use this profile to request the ESPD of subcontractors or of other economic operators in a consortium according to specifications in Call for Tender documents.
The profile can be used by an economic operator to request a service provider to assemble its ESPD according to specifications in Call for Tender documents.
The ESPD transactions are specific to a particular call for tenders.
The ESPD can be used for qualification in a restricted procedure or for tendering in an open procedure. Qualification through providing a Virtual Company Dossier or through other Qualification profiles containing the necessary evidence documents, as well as tendering are out of the scope of this profile.
The open procedure is described in profile BII37, the restricted procedure in profile BII39.
This profile is identified in the transactions by the ProfileID urn:www.cenbii.eu:profile:bii41:ver3.0