Participation in this call for tenders shall be open on equal terms to all natural and legal persons falling within the scope of the European Union Treaties and to all natural and legal persons established in a third country that has a special agreement with the European Union in the field of public procurement under the conditions laid down in that agreement. Candidates must indicate the State in which they are established and submit the required evidence of that matter according to the law of that State.
Candidates must therefore sign the declaration on their honour (available at the Internet address set out in point I.3) concerning the exclusion and selection criteria that they are not in any of the situations described in Articles 136 to 140 of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
If the candidate is a legal person (or a legal person that is part of a group), the exclusion criteria shall apply to the candidate and to each of the service providers presented by that candidate.
The following information must also be provided:
* if the candidate is a legal person (or a legal person that is part of a group):
— indication and evidence of the place of establishment,
— indication and evidence of legal status, e.g. entry in the commercial register, entry in the VAT register, copies of the instruments of incorporation or constitution, in accordance with the provisions of the State in which the candidate is established,
— the identity of the persons having power of representation, decision making or control over them.
* If the candidate is a natural person (or a natural person who is part of a group):
— declaration of self-employed status in the context of providing the services covered by the contract,
— declaration relating to liability to VAT.
Requests to participate must be written in such a way as to enable their evaluation to be complete, accurate and as rapid as possible, permitting the selection of candidates who will be invited to tender. Candidates who have not provided enough information, by filling out the mandatory registration form (available at the Internet address specified in point I.3) and attaching the documents and evidence indicated, may have their request to participate rejected.
The number of copies of the request must correspond to the number of lots to which it relates; and the information necessary for the evaluation of the candidate's capacities must be provided in relation to each lot.
Candidates whose framework contract for the same lot has been terminated by the Court for lack of quality may also be excluded from participating in the contract for the lot concerned.