Once registered in the system and depending on the national organisation of the use of IMI, national public authorities 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
The use of IMI for public procurement was launched on 20 April 2015 as a pilot project.