This document specifies requirements and guidance for buyer organizations, with regards to integrity and accountability in public procurement processes from the identification of needs throughout the delivering of goods, services or work contracts.
This document is applicable to use by:
a) buyer organizations;
c) decision makers and their staff.
This document can have an impact on:
- suppliers and individuals acting in support of or on behalf of suppliers, including subcontractors; the official bodies of the member states and of the European organizations which intervene, directly or indirectly, in the public procurement process;
- organizations representing suppliers at the member state or European levels.
NOTE Further guidance for the interpretation and application of the scope and requirements of this document is provided in Annex A.