Participation is open to all natural persons and firms (participating either individually or in a grouping - consortium - of tenderers) originating from all countries of the world.
A consortium may be a permanent, legally-established grouping or a grouping which has been constituted informally for a specific tender procedure. All partners of a consortium (i.e., the leader and all other partners) are jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority.
No more than one tender can be submitted by a natural or legal person whatever the form of participation (as an individual legal entity or as leader or partner of a consortium submitting a tender). In the event that a natural or legal person submits more than one tender, all tenders in which that person has participated will be excluded.
In case of lots, the candidates or tenderers may submit only one tender per lot. Contracts will be awarded lot by lot and each lot will form a separate contract.
Grounds for exclusion
At the latest during the evaluation procedure and before taking the award decision, the contracting authority ensures that there is no record of the successful tenderer, including consortium members, subcontractors or capacity providing entities, if any, in exclusion situations listed in Section 188.8.131.52. of the PRAG, Version December 2021 as well as in the Guide to Procurement for projects financed by the European Investment Bank, September 2018 (https://www.eib.org/attachments/strategies/guide_to_procurement_en.pdf), Section 1.4 (Ethical Conduct), Section 1.5 (Conflict of Interest), and Section 3.6 (Prohibited Conduct – Covenant of Integrity – template available in EIB Guide to Procurement, Annex 3), Anti-fraud policy of the European Investment Bank (http://www.eib.org/infocentre/publications/all/anti-fraud-policy.htm) and Section 3.8 Environmental and Social Covenant (E&S Covenant template is available in EIB Guide to Procurement, Annex 7).
During the evaluation procedure and before taking the award decision, the evaluation committee will request the original Declaration on honour on exclusion criteria and selection criteria and copies of documentary evidence for exclusion and selection criteria (also signed covenants) from the potential successful tenderer. If upon verification, the evaluation committee considers the submitted evidence not admissible, it will request the same evidence from the second-best ranked tenderer.
Pursuant to its Sanctions Policy, the Bank shall not provide finance, directly or indirectly, to or for the benefit of an individual or entity that is subject to financial sanctions imposed by the EU, either autonomously or pursuant to the financial sanctions decided by the United Nations Security Council on the basis of article 41 of the UN Charter.