Profile BII49 Qualification describes a process providing electronic messaging support for identifying and verifying the capabilities of any economic operator that wants to present an offer in a particular tendering procedure (pre-awarding phase). It is for the business process of tendering in a pre-awarding phase. It is intended for use by businesses and purchasing authorities in procedures where access to participation is restricted to pre-qualified economic operators.
The key aspects covered by this profile are:
An economic operator can use this profile to submit qualification documents to a contracting authority as specified in the Call for Tender documents.
The profile can be used for pre-qualification as part of a restricted, negotiated or competitive dialogue tendering procedure or as qualification in an open procedure.
The qualification transaction is specific to a particular call for tenders.
The contracting authority evaluates the qualification information and reports his decision, positive or negative, to the economic operator. The decision reporting is out of the scope of this profile.
In the case of a positive qualification response the contracting authority can continue with the tendering process. The positive qualification response may contain an invitation to submit a tender (not in this profile).
In an open procedure (profile BII37), this profile is not used, but the qualification is sent together with the tender, an economic operator submits. Submitting a tender with qualification is defined in profile BII54 Tendering.
The restricted procedure in which this profile is used is defined in profile BII39 Restricted Procedure.
In this profile most qualification information is included in (unstructured) attachments (basic maturity level). In BII Profile 11 Advanced Qualification this information can also be defined in a structured way (advanced maturity level).
This profile is identified in the transactions by the ProfileID urn:www.cenbii.eu:profile:bii49:ver3.0