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European Commission launches IMI public procurement pilot project

European Commission launches IMI public procurement pilot project
Published on: 20/04/2015
The European Commission has launched a pilot project to use the Internal Market Information (IMI) system to help public authorities check the information and documentation provided by procurement companies from other European countries.

The IMI system is the online European cooperation tool that facilitates and supports the exchange of information between EU countries’ public authorities on a wide range of topics. Through the pilot project, public authorities may now use the IMI system in relation to public procurement. Once registered in the system and depending on the national organisation of the use of IMI, they can:

  • remove doubts surrounding the authenticity of a document or certificate provided by a tenderer;
  • check that a company has the required technical specifications (fulfills national standards, labels, conformity assessments, etc.) or is suitable for carrying out the contract in question;
  • verify that a company does not fall under any grounds for exclusion such as having been convicted for fraud;
  • confirm the information from a previously submitted European standardised self-declaration of a tender.

For more information, please visit the IMI website and/or contact your national IMI coordinator.