The European Single Procurement Document

XML Implementation Guide v2.1.1

I. Introduction

I.1 Objectives and scope

I.1.1 The Directive

Article 59 of the new Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EC (henceforth 'the Directive') introduced a new concept, the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) which is a self-declaration document intended for preliminary evidence in a public procurement procedure. By mapping out equivalent certificates between MS, the ESPD replaces certificates issued by public authorities or a third party involved in a procedure. It is thus a valuable facilitator for cross-border participation of a greater number of potential operators in public procurement procedures and a valuable tool for integrating the European Single Market.

The European Commission (EC) has developed a data model and 'semantic assets' for the exchange of the ESPD between any Procurement stakeholder’s system. This document illustrates in detail how to use the model and assets in compliance with the Directive.

The model, named ESPD-EDM (standing for European Single Procurement Document - Exchange Data Model) defines two electronic (XML) documents:

The ESPD Request, a document providing information about the contracting authority, the procurement procedure and the exclusion and selection criteria established for the procurement procedure.

The ESPD Response, the document that is filled-in by the Economic Operators stating whether they fulfill or not the criteria required in the ESPDRequest, and providing the sources where evidences can be obtained to prove that the criteria are met.

This guide is intended to facilitate the understanding of the model underlying the implementation of the ESPD Request and ESPD Response XML documents. With that objective in mind the reader is provided with examples and rules relating to how the content of ESPD XML document should look like and be processed.

The content of the guide is mainly addressed to the development teams from the Member States, economic operators, information providers or any other party interested in understanding how the ESPD Exchange Data Model works and how to use it to produce XML instances of ESPD Request and ESPD Response documents.

I.1.2 Contracts above the threshold and below the threshold

The Directive (namely Article 4) regulates in detail those public procurement procedures which values of contract exceed certain amounts. These amounts, also known as 'thresholds', vary depending on the type of the contract and of the administration level of the contracting authority.

Those contracts that fall under this article 4 of the Directive are called contracts 'above the threshold', and the rest are known as contracts 'below the threshold'.

The ESPD-EDM is rich and flexible enough so as to allow ESPD instances for contracts above and below the threshold. However this document is oriented exclusively to illustrate how to create ESPD electronic documents for contracts above the threshold.

I.2 ESPD conformant solutions

The main objective of the ESPD documents is to reduce the administrative burden and lead to considerable simplification of participation in public procurement procedures for buyers and suppliers. In order to make full use of the ESPD concept, Member States (MS) and private sector companies (service providers) are developing software and on-line services to help contracting authorities and economic operators draft interoperable ESPD electronic documents. These solutions will reduce that burden by removing the need to produce a substantial number of certificates and documentation related to exclusion and selection criteria. This will answer to obstacles reported by many suppliers and especially SMEs.

For these software solutions to be interoperable they will have to conform to the indications set in this guide.

The ESPD International Knowledge Base (ESPDint) is a consortium formed by Member States, Universities and private organisations the objectives of which are to develop (i) a formal specification for the CEN BII profile 56 and ESPD requirements by DG GROW; and (ii) a software solution for the edition and exchange of ESPD electronic documents.The software solutions provided by the ESPDInt initiative refers to this XML instantiation guide. In turn, this ESPD-EDM XML implementation guide is aligned with the specification produced by the ESPDint initiative. Thus:

  1. Formal requirements introduced in this guide are taken from (and point at) the requirements specified in the document BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document; whereas

  2. Formal definitions are taken from the ESPD-VCD Domain Vocabulary.

I.3 The ESPD Profile

The ESPD profile realises the ESPD process, which is is part of the qualification process in the pre-awarding process area. This is represented in the diagram below:

ESPD Business Process
Figure 1. ESPD Business Process (source ESPDint)

The roles that participate as business partners in this process are mainly:

  1. The Buyer (or ESDP requester) normally a governmental organisation like a contracting authority who prepares the procurement procedure requirements in a ESPD Request (electronic document QualificationApplicationRequest); and

  2. The Supplier (i.e. economic operators), or ESPD Providers acting on behalf of them, who answer in an ESPD Response (electronic document QualificationApplicationResponse).

ESPD business process roles
Figure 2. Actors in the ESPD business process (source ESPDint)

This other figure below shows the choreography of the business process implemented by the profile. The choreography of business collaborations defines the sequence of interactions when the profile is run within its context.

ESPD business process coreography
Figure 3. ESPD business process coreography (source ESPDint)

I.4 Basic and Extended ESPDs

REQUIREMENT

The CA must be able to select the type of ESPD (basic or extended)

This version of the eESPD makes the difference between “basic” and “extended” ESPD, introduced in the previous v2.1.0.:

Basic ESPDs are those XML document instances the structure and content of which are strictly adjusted to the terms expressed in the Annex 2 of the Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/7: Standard form for the European Single Procurement document (ESPD).

A Basic ESPD usually refers to documents and information that are external; i.e. it uses sentences like "mentioned in the Contract Notice published or the Contract Documents". The criteria of a Basic ESPD are all defined in eCertis and their structure never changes.

In a Extended ESPD all the information needed for an ESPD Request is either contained in other parts of the document or the document refers to the authentic online source from where to obtain it. Thus the criteria and requirements that are particular to the MS or to the contracting authority, generic to all Procurement Procedures or particular of the Procurement Procedure, are explicitly mentioned or defined in the ESPD Request document.

Additionally, in a Extended ESPD the Member State and the contracting authority are able to introduce requirements that are particular to the national legislation or the procurement procedure. Extended eESPDs confer the contracting authorities a greater flexibility when preparing their eESPD Request documents.

Thus, in the case of exclusion grounds, the Member States can define in eCertis national exclusion criteria and link them to the corresponding European criteria defined in the Directives.

In the case of selection criteria, the contracting authority may introduce requirements for certain requirements (e.g. regarding turnovers, financial ratios, or references) to specify expected minimum amounts, specific types of ratios, minimum number of references, or other requirements).

This document provides descriptions about some of these situations, mock-ups and XML examples to illustrate the differences between Basic and Extended ESPDs and to clarify when and how to use them.

See also section "III. The ESPD Request document" for details on how to specify the type of ESPD in an XML instance of an ESPD Request document.

Mock-up

Software applications need to be aware of this feature introduced by the V2.1.0 of the ESPD-EDM. Depending on whether the ESPD Request document that is being prepared is Basic or Extended, a software application should behave in different ways; e.g. for Extended ESPD documents, the application should allow the contracting body to define requirements for some selection criteria that are specific to the procurement procedure.

One suggestion for a Graphical User Interface (GUI) aimed at editing ESPD Request documents is to facilitate the contracting body the selection of the type of ESPD Request in an initial page:

Basic and Extended ESPD
Figure 4. Basic or Extended ESPD, mock-up

II. The ESPD Semantic Assets

Semantic assets have been defined by ISA as "a collection of highly reusable metadata (e.g. xml schemata, generic data models) and reference data (e.g. code lists, taxonomies, dictionaries, vocabularies) which are used for e-Government system development".

II.1 ESPD Distribution package

All the semantic assets needed to implement ESPD electronic documents are organised in a distribution package. The content of this folder is organised as follows:

dist package
Figure 5. Distribution (dist) package
  1. art: contains graphical resources used to document the distribution;

  2. cl: reference data (codelists) used by the XML instances. It also contains a spread-sheet with all the ESPD criteria structured. This spread-sheet can be used to automatically generate ESPD XML instances.

  3. doc: contains this document (and other documents to support developers);

  4. mod: UBL-2.2 model specified in spread-sheets;

  5. val: validation artefacts (eg. ISO Schematron and OASIS Genericode CVA files);

  6. xml: samples of ESPD XML instances for illustrative and testing purposes;

  7. xsd: the UBL-2.2 XSD Schemas, documented (annotated) version;

  8. xsdrt: the UBL-2.2 XSD Schemas, runtime version;

  9. xslt: transformation stylesheets used to generate basic sample XML instances from the criteria defined in spreadsheets Basic ESPD data structures and Extended ESPD data structures (see folder dist/cl).

II.2 Adoption of UBL-2.2

One important difference of this new version in respect of the previous versions of the ESPD-EDM is that the XSD Schemas used for the XML implementation of the Request and Response documents have been developed by OASIS UBL (ISO/IEC 19845) in close collaboration with the European Commission (EC).

The results of such collaboration have been included in the version 2.2 of UBL which is actually under revision and is to be formally adopted by the end of 2017.

UBL, developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a royalty-free library of standard electronic Extensible Markup Language (XML) business documents. It is designed to plug directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices, and to operate within a standard business framework such as ISO 15000 (ebXML) to provide a complete, standards-based infrastructure that can extend the benefits of existing Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) systems to businesses of all sizes.

UBL is also included in the ICT Standards for Procurement (ICT Standards for Procurement): the rules on European standardisation allow the European Commission to identify information and communication technology (ICT) technical specifications - that are not national, European or international standards - to be eligible for referencing in public procurement.

UBL is a specific used in some Member States and by the EU institutions, namely the European Commision. UBL is also referred to in the Commission implementing decision of 31 October 2014 on the identification of Universal Business Language version 2.1 for referencing in public procurement (COM Decision 2014/771/EU).

Technical resources and tools are freely available for its use and repurpose by the Member States, Service Providers, EC and any other stakeholders. Especially interesting and largely used are the open source tools and artefacts referred by the OASIS UBL-TC, such as Genericode , ISO Schematron and Crane Softwright.

II.3 UBL-2.2 Documents and libraries

UBL-2.2 defines thousands of different information components and dozens of documents. This guide describes and illustrates only those elements from UBL-2.2 that are actually used by the eESPD. Thus the ESPD-EDM reuses only a small set of those components and only 2 documents: QualificationApplicationRequest (for the ESPD Request) and QualificationApplicationResponse (for the ESPD Response).

UBL-2.2 distributes two sets of XSD schemas: see folders xsd and xsdrt of the UBL distribution package. The xsd folder contains the schemata fully documented (with dictionary entry names, definitions, examples, etc.); whilst the xsdrt schemata are not likewise documented and are frequently used in production environments (rt stands for “run-time”).

The previous ESPD-EDM versions used its own libraries where Criterion and Evidence-related aggregate and components were defined (components prefixed with cac-ccv:, cac-cev, cbc-ccv and cbc-cev).

This new version uses components exclusively defined by UBL-2.2 in two main libraries: Common Aggregate Components (file UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd.xsd) and Common Basic Components (UBL-CommonBasicComponents-2.2.xsd.xsd).

The usual prefix used to identify Common Aggregate Components is cac:. The prefix for Common Basic Components is cbc:.

All the materials developed by UBL-2.2 Technical Committee can be accessed here: https://www.oasis-open.org/committees/document.php?document_id=60554.

Beware also that the UBL-2.2 namespaces used for the two main documents in ESPD (and for the rest of UBL-2.2 XSD schemas are now final, since June 2018. Thus:

  1. The ESPD-EDM v2.1.* XSD Schemas use the namespace urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:*, whilst

  2. The previous ESPD-EDM versions 2.0.* used the namespace urn:X-test:UBL:Pre-award:*.

UBL-2.2 and TOOP Requirements

During the development of v2.1.1 some requirements arose from TOOP related to the Evidence class. The aforementioned requirements, that can be found in the following GitHub issue, are fully mappable to the UBL 2.2 Schema.

To check the mapping, please access to these Excel file or ODS file.

II.4 Codes and Identifiers

A code is a shortened way (a number or a short abbreviated text), leading to the definition of a 'concept'. The code epresents the concept and is used by software applications to retrieve the definition of the concept or make automatic decisions.

An Identifier, in turn, can be defined as “a value (represented as a short text, a number or a combination of both) used to establish the identity of, and distinguish uniquely, one occurrence of an object following a pattern” .

The essential distinctive features between identifiers and codes are:

  1. Identifiers point at specific occurrences of objects (instances); codes replace concepts;

  2. Identifiers are virtually limitless while codes are finite. In other words, identifier lists are “open” (the lists may grow) and code list are “closed” (practically never updated, once consolidated). Hence codes are maintained in 'Codelists' whilst identifiers are usually kept in databases.

  3. Identifiers are in principle maintained in the business domain, e.g. buyer identifiers, economic operator identifiers, exclusion or selection criteria identifiers, etc.

  4. Codes may belong to three different domains:

    1. they can be somehow 'business-agnostic' and be used cross-domain (e.g. country codes, currency codes, language codes, etc.);

    2. business-specific domain (i.e. procurement specific, like codes representing contract types, procurement procedure types, criteria types, etc.); and

    3. business process-specific, i.e. ESPD-specific, such as the data type expected in the response to a criterion, or the type of a criterion property, etc.

Codes and code lists

The ESPD Exchange Data Model tries to reuse as much as possible the codes that are already used for e-Procurement. In any project, like the ESPD-EDM, there are at least three types (or layers) of codes:

  1. Cross-sector, common, codes, like the ones defined and maintained by the ISO for currencies, languages, countries, etc.; or the ones defined by the European Commission that can be used in multiple business domains, e.g. the NUTS defined by EUROSTAT; the ones defined by BACH (Banque de France), etc.;

  2. Business domain-related, maintained by international or European authorities, e.g. the ones defined by UNECE (as unit codes), or by the Publications Office of the European Union (OP), e.g. types of procurement procedures (based on the EU Directives);

  3. Project-specific (or application-specific), i.e. those codes that are particular of the project. Types (taxonomy) of exclusion and selection criteria, types of evaluation method, etc. in the case of the ESPD-EDM.

Codes are normally maintained in "code lists". The ESPD-EDM keeps and distributes these code lists in three different formats:

  1. In an Office Open XML (XLSX) file,

  2. In an Open Office Document (ODS) file,

  3. Genericode 1.0 (GC) files (one *.gc file per code list).

ESPD-EDM Code list contain the following elements:

  • Metadata: information about the code list, e.g. its identifier, the identifier and name of the agency responsible for defining and maintaining the list, the version of the list, etc.

  • Code identifier: the literal (a label composed of characters, numbers and symbols like '_');

  • Concept description: the definition of the concept represented by the code;

  • Multilingual descriptions: the translations of the English definitions.

The figure below illustrate how these elements are organised in the code lists maintained in spread-sheets:

Elements and metadata of an ESPD code list
Figure 6. Elements and metadata of an ESPD code list

The Annex II of this document lists all the code lists used by the ESPD and in which context or element it is used.

Compulsory attributes

Table 1. ESPD Requirement regarding codes

REQUIREMENT:

For codes, this ESPD V2.1.1 specification requires always three mandatory attributes: listID, listAgencyID, and listVersionID.

Table 2. ESPD Requirement regarding identifiers

REQUIREMENT:

For identifiers, this ESPD V2.1.1 specification requires at least (and always) the mandatory attribute schemeAgencyID. When identifying parties, like the Economic Operator, the Contracting Authority, etc., the attribute schemeID SHOULD also be used (for this use the code list EOIDType).

In UBL Codes and identifiers are based on ebXML Core components (UBL conforms to ebXML CCTS ISO/TS 15000-5:2005 currently maintained by UN/CEFACT).

One convenient characteristic of these two CCT elements (Codes and Identifiers) is that they use a rich set of attributes that allow to identify their pattern, the name of the list, the URI from where to obtain the list, the Agency that maintains the list, the version of the list, and other.

UBL-2.2 CCT are defined in the file CCTS_CCT_SchemaModule-2.2.xsd (see folders xsd/common or xsdrt/common in the distribution package).

The figure below shows the complete list of attributes for the CCT CodeType component.

Code attributes
Figure 7. Code attributes

And its corresponding definitions, as provided by OASIS UBL (ISO/IEC 19845):

Table 3. UBL attributes for codes

Attribute

Definition

listID

The identification of a list of codes (MANDATORY in ESPD V2.1.1).

listAgencyID

An agency that maintains one or more lists of codes.

listAgencyName

The name of the agency that maintains the list of codes (MANDATORY in ESPD V2.1.1).

listName

The name of a list of codes.

listVersionID

The version of the list of codes (MANDATORY in ESPD V2.1.1).

name

The textual equivalent of the code content component.

languageID

The identifier of the language used in the code name.

listURI

The Uniform Resource Identifier that identifies where the code list is located.

listSchemeURI

The Uniform Resource Identifier that identifies where the code list scheme is located.

This other figure shows the attributes for the CCT `IdentifierType`component.

Identifier attributes
Figure 8. Identifier attributes

And its corresponding definitions, as provided by OASIS UBL (ISO/IEC 19845):

Table 4. UBL attributes for identifiers

Attribute

Definition

schemeID

The identification of the identification scheme.

schemeName

The name of the identification scheme.

schemeAgencyID

The identification of the agency that maintains the identification scheme (MANDATORY in ESPD V2.1.1).

schemeAgencyName

The name of the agency that maintains the identification scheme.

schemeVersionID

The version of the identification scheme.

schemeDataURI

The Uniform Resource Identifier that identifies where the identification scheme data is located.

schemeURI

The Uniform Resource Identifier that identifies where the identification scheme is located.

XML Example

This fragment of XML shows how the compulsory attributes are used for the some of the root elements of an ESPD Request document.

<cbc:UBLVersionID schemeAgencyID="OASIS-UBL-TC">2.2</cbc:UBLVersionID> (1)

<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">ESPDREQ-DGPE-3b5755dfb8</cbc:ID> (2)

<cbc:UUID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="4">0fddbf2d-1e33-4267-b04f-52b59b72ccb6</cbc:UUID> (3)

<cbc:ContractFolderID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">PP.20170419.1024-9</cbc:ContractFolderID> (4)

<cbc:VersionID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1.0</cbc:VersionID> (5)

<cbc:ProcedureCode listID="ProcedureType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">OPEN</cbc:ProcedureCode> (6)

<cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode listID="QualificationApplicationType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EXTENDED</cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode> (7)
1 The Agency responsible for the maintenance of the UBL versioning is the OASIS UBL Technical Committee
2 The identifier for this document was issued by the a Spanish Central Government Directorate identified as 'DGPE'
3 The UUID follows the ISO/IEC Scheme 9834-8:2008 Version 4 and was generated by the European Commission’s Directorate General GROWTH (DG GROW)
4 The reference number used to identify to which procurement procedure this ESPD document belongs (PP.20170419.1024-9) has been supplied by the Spanish Directorate DGPE
5 Generic information, such as the content version ID, use always by default the "EU-COM-GROW" Agnecy ID. Notice that the other additional attributes may be also used, as in this example.
6 Notice that for Codes, the three compulsory attributes are specified. For these codes. In this example the attributes are specifying that the code is maintained by the Publication Office in a list named ProcedureType and that the version that has been used is version 1.0 which is distributed jointly with this ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 specification (in the distribution package).
7 Beware that the codes may be numbers, text or combinations of both. These code labels are the ones that are specified in the codelist spreadsheets and XML Genericode files distributed jointly with this specification (in the folder dist/cl of the distribution package.

Code list that IS NOT used for CODE values

Code lists contain the code identifiers that are expected as "values" for a data element of type CODE (i.e. a UBL-2.2. cbc:CodeType element). This is case of code lists such as CurrencyCode, CountryCodeIdentifier, ProjectType, EORoleType, etc.

However, this ESP-EDM specification also uses the code list EOIDType with a different purpose, "the identification of the type of scheme used to identify parties, namely Economic Operators" (but should also used to identify the schemes used to identify Contracting Authorities, Service Providers, etc.).

The figure below shows the possible values of this code list. These codes are to be used as values of the schemeID attribute (attribute of the UBL-2.2 element cbc:Identifier):

Use of the EOIDType code list
Figure 9. Values of the schemeID for Party Identifiers

The next fragment of XML shows how this is used in the particular case of the Criterion "Relied on entities" ("Does the economic operator rely on the capacities of other entities in order to meet the selection criteria…​?"). See also section XML Example (Extended economic operator) for a more complete example on this Criterion:

TenderingCriterionProperty (a QUESTION) asking for the identifier of the Economic Operator
...

<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1fa05728-308f-43b0-b547-c903ffb0a8af</cbc:ID>(1)
    <cbc:Description>ID of the economic operator</cbc:Description>
    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ECONOMIC_OPERATOR_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>(2)
</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>

...
1 The identifier of the property will be used in the response to map link the response to this QUESTION.
2 The ECONOMIC_OPERATOR_IDENTIFIER is mapped to an element cbc:ResponseID in the response (which is based on the UBL-2.2. element cbc:Identifier).
TenderingCriterionResponse (the answer to the previous QUESTION)
...

 <cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">acb58f0e-0fe4-4372-aa08-60d0c36bfcfe</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1fa05728-308f-43b0-b547-c903ffb0a8af</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>(1)
    <cbc:ResponseID schemeID="VAT" schemeAgencyID="ES-AEAT">B82387770</cbc:ResponseID> (2)
 </cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
...
1 Notice that this UUID is identical to the QUESTION UUID, which is the mechanism used in UBL to link the answer to the very specific QUESTION it is responding.
2 The element cbc:ResponseID is of type Identifier(as defined in the Core Component Type Specification library). The value ''VAT'' assigned to the attribute schemeID, taken from the code list EOIDType, is used to indicate that the type of identifier used is the Value Added Tax identifier issued by the Spanish Tax Agency (ES-AEAT).

III. The ESPD Request document

III.1 ESPD Request Business Requirements

The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 models the business and information requirements in alignment with the works developed by e-Sens, which uses the identifier Trdm070 to refer to the business requirements regarding the ESPD Request transaction. See formal information requirements related to the ESPD Request transaction in the document Business Requirements: ESPD request transaction (Trdm070), by e-Sens.

III.2 ESPD Request XSD Schema

The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 uses the UBL-2.2 document named QualificationApplicationRequest.xsd XSD Schema. This schema can be found under the folder dist/xsdrt/maindoc (or the equivalent documented xsd folder).

The figure below shows the XSD Schema defined by UBL-2.2 for the document “Qualification Application Request”. This schema replaces the Schema for the “ESPD Request” document used in the previous versions of the ESPD-EDM.

The figure below shows a diagram representing the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema. Only the first level components of the schema are shown. The inner sub-elements and sub-classes are covered in detail in the following sub-sections of this document.

QualificationApplicationRequest XSD Schema
Figure 10. QualificationApplicationRequest XSD Schema, global view

LEGEND: The figure below enumerates the four different types of optionality and cardinality for the elements of the UBL-2.2 Schema:

Legend: cardinalities
Figure 11. Legend: QualificationApplicationRequest XSD Schema, possible cardinalities of the Schema elements

III.3 ESPD Request cardinalities

As you can see the UBL-2.2 Schema is quite flexible as, except for a few cases practically all the elements are optional.

The ESPD-EDM model, however, adds a few more restrictions regarding the cardinalities of some elements. These can be seen in the diagram below, which presents the ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 structure for the ESPD Request with its own cardinality restrictions. Notice that ESPD-EDM does not change anything else from the UBL-2.2 Schema.

QualificationApplicationRequest-UML
Figure 12. ESPD-EDM 'QualificationApplicationRequest', UML diagram

If you compare both figures you will observe that:

  1. The cardinalities of the root common basic components, such as cbc:ID, cbc:UUID, ProcedureCode, and cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode are different for the ESPD than for UBL-2.2;

  2. Similarly, the cardinalities of aggregate components like cac:ContractingParty, cac:ProcurementProjectLot and cac:TenderingCriterion are different to the UBL-2.2 ones.

The cardinality constraints added by the ESPD are not defined in the XSD Schema. In order to control these constraints the ESPD-EDM uses ISO Schematron assertions. The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 distribution package provides Schematron schemata and CVA files [1] for the validation of the XML instances (folder dist/val).

III.4 Root elements

The table below lists the elements that are expected in the ESPD Response V2.1.1 and provides details on the cardinalities and usage of those elements.

A note about the Business Rules identifiers

From this point on in the document, the tables defining classes and its properties refer frequently to business rules. As stated in the e-Sens BIS document, "[..] business rules are sets of rules that clarify the content of instances by stating mandatory fields, fixed values (like code lists), dependency between fields in the same object and dependency between different objects".

If you need to well understand where the business rules come from and how they are implemented and executed you should read the following content in the order indicated:

  1. The ESPDint BIS document, Chapter Business Rules, where the rules are described in a narrative way, from the business perspective;

  2. The ESPD Test Cases, where the ESPDint BIS rules are connected to each class and data element of the XML implementation Guide and "Test Cases" are defined as a previous step towards the specification of machine-readable rules (based on ISO-Schematron, see Annex I: XML Validation;

  3. The ESPD Test Cases Mapping, where every business rule (previously identified and describe in the other two documents) is mapped to specific elements of the ESPD XSD Schemas, the severity of the error is indicate, the text of the validation-result message for the validation report, etc.; |Information requirement:

Beware that all theses documents do share the same business rule identifiers (e.g. tbrxx-yyy for Business Requirement Identifiers in ESPDInt, and BR-Type-Id#n for the Test Cases technical rules).

Table 5. Class QualificationApplicationRequest, components required by the ESPD-EDM V2.1.1
Document name: QualificationApplicationRequest

Definition 1:

"A structured electronic business document for requesting qualification information through an ESPD (conform to an ESPD template). Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 59." (source: ESPD Request transaction (Trdm070)).

Document provided by a buyer defining the exclusion and selection criteria for a given procurement procedure.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:UBLVersionID

Identifier

1

Identifies the earliest version of the UBL 2 schema for this document type that defines all of the elements that might be encountered in the current instance.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Use the value "2.2". Use also "OASIS-UBL-TC" for the schemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-05, 2.BR-OTH-02)

cbc:CustomizationID

Identifier

1

Identifies a user-defined customization of UBL for a specific use. tbr070-001.

Information Requirement:

Rule: For the ESPD we use the value “urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm070:ver3.0”. Compulsory use of the value "CEN-BII" for the schemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-02, BR-OTH-06)

cbc:ProfileID

Identifier

0..1

An identification of the specification containing the total set of rules regarding semantic content, cardinalities and business rules to which the data contained in the instance document conforms. The identification may include the version of the specification as well as any customizations applied.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Use the value "41". Use also "CEN-BII" for the scheme AgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-07, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:ProfileExecutionID

Identifier

1

The identification and version of the ESPD Exchange Data Model used to create the to XML instance. The identification may include the exact version of the specification.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Compulsory use of the CodeList ProfileExecutionID. Use the value "EU-COM-GROW" for th SchemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#13, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

An identifier for this document, normally generated by the system that creates the ESPD document, or the organisation responsible for the document (e.g. the buyer, e.g. a contracting authority, or the supplier, e.g. an economic operator). An identifier for this document, normally generated by the system that creates the ESPD document, or the organisation responsible for the document (e.g. the buyer, e.g. a contracting authority, or the supplier, e.g. an economic operator). The identifier enables positive referencing the document instance for various purposes including referencing between transactions that are part of the same process.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. Use it to identify the organisation responsible for the document.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-02)

cbc:CopyIndicator

Indicator

0..1

Indicates whether this document is a copy (true) or not (false).

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: It is a good practice to use the CopyIndicator component if the same document is forwarded several times to the same or to different destinations. Use it in combination with the UUID identifier: copies of an ESPD document should be identified with distinct UUIDs.

cbc:UUID

Identifier

1

A universally unique identifier that can be used to reference this ESPD document instance.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: This UUID will be used to link the ESPD Response to its corresponding ESPD Request (thus its compulsoriness). Copies of a document must be identified with a different UUID. Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-02)

cbc:ContractFolderID

Identifier

1

An identifier that is specified by the buyer and used as a reference number for all documents in the procurement process. It is also known as procurement project identifier, procurement reference number or contract folder identifier. A reference to the procurement procedure to which a Qualification request document and the delivered response documents are associated.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Try always to use the reference number issued by the contracting authority. This number in combination with a registered contracting authority ID (e.g. the VAT number) results in a universally unique identifier of the procurement procedure.

Rule scope: BASIC (BR-REG-10), EXTENDED (BR-SC-10)

cbc:IssueDate

Date

1

Date when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Format "YYYY-MM-DD".

cbc:IssueTime

Time

0..1

Time when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr070-002.

Rule: Format "hh:mm:ss".

cbc:VersionID

Identifier

0..1

The version identifying the content of this document.

Information Requirement: tbr070-014.

Rule: Changes in content should entail the modification of the version identifier and a reference to the previous version.

cbc:PreviousVersionID

Identifier

0..1

The version identifying the previous modification of the content of this document.

Information Requirement: tbr070-014.

Rule: None

cbc:ProcedureCode

Code

0..1

The type of the procurement administrative procedure according to the EU Directives.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Rule: Compulsory use of attributes listID, listAgencyName and listVersionID. Compulsory use of the code list ProcedureType (values: Open, Restricted, Accelerated, Competitive dialogue, etc.). Do not confound with the object of the procurement project (code list ProjectType: Works, Supplies, Services).

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-SC-10#2, BR-OTH-03, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#1)

cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode

Code

1

The type of European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).

Information Requirement: tbr070-02.

Rule: Compulsory use of the code list QualificationApplicationType. Compulsory use of attributes listID, listAgencyName and listVersionID.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#2, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyNote

Text

0..n

Free-form text to describing information about Weight Scoring Methodology.

Information Requirement: tbr070-016

Rule: Used for transparency motives. Provide a text explaining clearly the method that will be used to select those selection criteria that will be weighted.

Rule scope: Common (BR-2P-10)

cbc:WeightingTypeCode

Code

0..1

A code specifying the type of the Weighting.

Information Requirement: tbr070-016

Rule: Compulsory use of the code list WeightingType. If this element it is not instantiated and one or more selection criteria are weighted the type defaults to NUMERIC.

Rule scope: Common (BR-2P-10)

cac:ContractingParty

Associated class

1

The contracting authority or contracting entity who is buying supplies, services or public works using a tendering procedure as described in the applicable directive (Directives 2014/24/EU, 2014/25/EU).

Information Requirement: tbr070-01.

Rule: UBL-2.2 defines multiple cardinality ContractingParties presumably to allow joint procurements. However the ESPD only expects data about one buyer. The decision was made that in case of joint procurement the data collected in the ESPD would be about the leader of the joint procurement procedure.

cac:ProcurementProject

Associated class

0..1

An overall definition of the procurement procedure.

Information Requirement: tbr70-002.

Rules: Use this component to identify and describe the procurement administrative procedure. The BASIC version should not contain a cac:ProcurementProject in order to ensure the back-wards compatibility with the version 1.0.2.

Use this component in case the ESPD is EXTENDED and the procedure is divided into lots. In this case use the ProcurementProjectLot component to provide details specific to the lot and reserve the ProcurementProject component to describe the global characteristics of the procedure.

cac:ProcurementProjectLot

Associated class

0..1

One of the procurement project lots into which this contract can be divided.

Information Requirement: tbr70-008.

Rule: If there is only one single procurement project lot specified, the ESPD refers then to a procurement procedure without lots.

cac:TenderingCriterion

Associated class

1..n

A tendering criterion describes a rule or a condition that is used by the contracting body to evaluate and compare tenders by economic operators and which will be used for the exclusion and the selection of candidates to the award decision.

Information Requirement: tbr70-003, tbr70-009.

Rule: (see examples further below in this document)

cac:AdditionalDocumentReference

Associated class

0..n

A reference to an additional document associated with this document.

Information Requirement: tbr70-007.

Rule: For procurement procedures above the threshold it is compulsory to make reference to the Contract Notice of the procedure published in TED. See section "Reference to the Contract Notice" for a complete example.

The figure below shows a global view of an ESPD Request XML instance (all nodes have been 'collapsed' to simplify the view):

ESPD Request XML instance
Figure 13. An ESPD Request XML instance (global view)

XML example

The XML snippet below shows how the beginning of an ESPD Request XML instance looks like

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<QualificationApplicationRequest xmlns="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2" xmlns:cac="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonAggregateComponents-2" xmlns:cbc="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonBasicComponents-2" xmlns:espd="urn:com:grow:espd:2.1.1"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2 ../xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd">
	<cbc:UBLVersionID schemeAgencyID="OASIS-UBL-TC">2.2</cbc:UBLVersionID>
	<cbc:CustomizationID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII" schemeVersionID="3.0">urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm070:ver3.0</cbc:CustomizationID>
	<!-- The transactional profile where the ESPD is used. ESPD-EDM-V2.1.1 refers to the CEN profile -->
	<cbc:ProfileID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII">41</cbc:ProfileID>
	<!-- The identifier of this document provided by the contracing authority system -->
	<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">ESPDREQ-DGPE-3b5755dfb8</cbc:ID>
	<!-- Indicator of whether this document is an original or a copy. In this case the document is the original -->
	<cbc:CopyIndicator>false</cbc:CopyIndicator>
	<cbc:UUID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="4">0fddbf2d-1e33-4267-b04f-52b59b72ccb6</cbc:UUID>
	<cbc:ContractFolderID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">PP.20170419.1024-9</cbc:ContractFolderID>
	<cbc:IssueDate>2019-11-27</cbc:IssueDate>
	<cbc:IssueTime>10:09:11</cbc:IssueTime>
	<cbc:VersionID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1.0</cbc:VersionID>
	<cbc:ProcedureCode listID="ProcedureType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">OPEN</cbc:ProcedureCode>
	<cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode listID="QualificationApplicationType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EXTENDED</cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode>

...

III.5 EU and national publications

REQUIREMENT tbr070-007

The CA must be able to provide information about official journals or gazettes where the procurement procedure is announced. For procurement projects above the threshold it is compulsory to refer to the Contract Notice published in TED.

ESPD conformant software applications will have to provide the means for the user to supply references to EU and national publications about the procurement procedure, and notably about the Notices to which the ESPD is related.

Mock-up

The Figure below is a mock-up representation of how to collect the data expected to reference publications on official gazettes or journals. This mechanism can also be used for contracts below the threshold, obviously.

Publications
Figure 14. Publications, mock-up

XSD Schema

The ESPD EDM uses the UBL component cac:AdditionalReferenceDocument to allow the inclusion of references to documents that they might consider relevant, and amongst them the reference to the Contract Notice on the TED (for above-the-threshold contracts) and to possible Notices on national journals and boards.

The class used for this, cac:AdditionalDocumentReference ''is a'' cac:DocumentReference class defined in the UBL-2.2 Common Aggregate Components library).

DocumentReference
Figure 15. cac:DocumentReference, XSD diagram

The class cac:AdditionalDocumentReference aggregates a subclass cac:Attachment that is used by ESPD to place the URI, name of the document and descriptions.

ExternalReference
Figure 16. Associated class cac:ExternalReference, XSD diagram

Expected elements

As you can see from the XSD Schema the cac:DocumentReference class has a rich data structure. However, to refer to publications such as the TED and national publications, the ESPD most expects at most the following data:

Table 6. Reference to additional documents, expected elements

Class name:

cac:AdditionalDocumentReference

Definition:

A reference to an additional document associated with this document.

Business rule(s):

Common (BR-COM-10)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:AdditionalReferenceDocument

Context of Use:

In this case this reference points at a document published on the Supplement of the European Official Journal or on a national journal.

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

The identifier for the referenced document, generally issued by the entity responsible for the document.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: If the document referenced is a Contract Notice published on TED the ID must follow the scheme defined by the Publications Office: [][][][]/S [][][]-[][][][][][] (e.g. 2015/S 252-461137). If at the time of drafting the ESPD document the Publication Office has not published yet the Contract Notice the value 0000/S 000-000000 value must be used to indicate that a temporary identifier is being used.

Rule scope: Common (BR-COM-10#1, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:UUID

Identifier

0..1

A universally unique identifier that can be used to reference this ESPD document instance.

Information Requirement: tbr92-013.

Rule: If the referenced document has a UUID to identify its particular instance refer to that UUID here.

cbc:DocumentTypeCode

Code

1

The type of document being referenced, expressed as a code.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: For the ESDP-EDM it is compulsory use of the Code List DocRefContentType. See example below on how to specify the OJS Contract Notice. If, for other documents, the type of document is not available in this list, provide the code “Other” and describe the content in the element DocumentType.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#3, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:DocumentType

Text

0..1

The type of document being referenced, expressed as text.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Optionally use the attribute languageID to indicate the language of the text. Use the Code List LanguageCodeEU for the value of the languageID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#4, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:IssueDate

Date

0..1

Date when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr92-013.

Rule: Format "YYYY-MM-DD". If available in the referenced document place here the data of publication by the contracting authority.

cbc:IssueTime

Time

0..1

Time when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr92-013.

Rule: If available in the referenced document place here the time of publication by the contracting authority.

Beware that the ESPD document do not embed the content of referenced documents but instead make a reference to its source. Thus the class DocumentReference aggregates a `cac:Attachment`class that allows for embedding the content or making reference to an external source of the content, which is the preferred way in ESPD (see XSD schema above):

Table 7. External Reference

Component name:

cac:ExternalReference

Definition:

A reference to the authentic source of content of this document.

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:AdditionalReferenceDocument/cac:Attachment/cac:ExternalReference

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:URI

Identifier

0..1

The Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that identifies where the document is located.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: None.

cbc:FileName

Text

0..1

The title of the document.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Originally this field is the placeholder for the name of the file (e.g. PLACE-ContractNotice-2017-12452.xml. However, as the UBL component does not have a placeholder for a name or title, the ESPD documents use it for a short descriptive title of the document being referenced.

cbc:Description

Text

0..n

Short description of the document.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: If the document being referenced is a Notice being published on TED, use two description lines. Use the second description line to place therein the temporary number received from TED. See example and comments below.

Rule scope: Common (BR-COM-10#2, BR-COM-10-S10, BR-COM-10-S20, BR-COM-10-S30)

XML Example

The XML snippet below illustrates how to use the cac:AdditionalDocumentReference in the ESPDRequest XML document to refer to a Contract Notice published in TED and on a national procurement board:

<!--- Root elements eliminated for the sake of brevity -->

<!-- Reference to the Contract Notice published on TED -->
	<cac:AdditionalDocumentReference>
		<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-OP">2017/S 142-293520</cbc:ID> (1)
		<cbc:DocumentTypeCode listID="DocRefContentType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">TED_CN</cbc:DocumentTypeCode> (2)
		<cac:Attachment>
			<cac:ExternalReference>
			<!-- Beware XML URI fields may require encoded URLs -->
			<cbc:URI schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-OP">http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri%3DTED:NOTICE:293520-2017:TEXT:EN:HTML%026src%3D0</cbc:URI> (3)
			<cbc:FileName>Spain-Zamora: Repair and maintenance services</cbc:FileName>
			<cbc:Description>Repair and maintenance services. Real estate services.</cbc:Description> (4)
			<cbc:Description>293520-2017</cbc:Description>	(5)
			</cac:ExternalReference>
		</cac:Attachment>
	</cac:AdditionalDocumentReference>

	<!-- Reference to the Contract Notice published on the Spanish Central Government eTendering Platform -->
	<cac:AdditionalDocumentReference>
		<!-- Contract Notice publishied on the Spanish Central eTendering Platform "PLACE" Plataforma de Contratación del Sector Público -->
		<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="PLACE">3.17/20830.0160</cbc:ID> (6)
		<!-- Contract Notice (CN) published on a National Government Official Journal -->
		<cbc:DocumentTypeCode listID="DocRefContentType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NOJCN</cbc:DocumentTypeCode> (7)
		<cac:Attachment>
			<cac:ExternalReference>
			<!-- Beware XML URI fields may require encoded URLs -->
			<cbc:URI schemeAgencyID="PLACE">https://contrataciondelestado.es/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/pY_LDoIwEEW_hQ8wM5S2wJKH5REUVEDbjenCGI3Axvj9gmFrMXF2Nzkncy8okDahHD2XMAYnUL1-3a76eRt6_Ziy4me6LqNIpAS9gxMjKeKm4ekUyQhIA5AQo5-w2WdORNu8rfghSxCzVMRFY7NR57_5-OUC_K-_t9j_CMqMkBkwTfwAhg3bdOguIEfMPQfthedkvoNluB8f5dWmrhJiI3KoQYbhEkYnLA-hUw8hhJ_dqV7pwLLeHJySpA!!/</cbc:URI>
			<cbc:FileName>Suministro y transporte de balasto</cbc:FileName>
			<cbc:Description>Suministro y transporte de balasto para el tramo Zamora — Pedralba de la Línea de Alta Velocidad Olmedo — Lubián — Ourense. Subtramo 8.</cbc:Description>
			</cac:ExternalReference>
		</cac:Attachment>
	</cac:AdditionalDocumentReference>
</QualificationApplicationRequest>
1 For TED Notices you must use the Publications Office Official Journal Supplement number in its original format [][][][]/S [][][]-[][][][][][], e.g. 2017/S 142-293520. Notice that the schemeAgencyID is EU-COM-OP (OP standing for 'Publications Office').
2 The jurisdiction scope of this document is typified in the Code List DocRefContentType (see file dist/cl/ESPD-CodeLists-V2.1.1 in the distribution package). Beware that the name and content of this Code List has changed from the previous ESPD-EDM version 1.0.2. The code `TED_CEN`means 'Contract Notice published in TeD (Official Journal of the European Publications Office)'.
3 The ESPD documents never embed the actual content. Rather the content is always referenced from its original source (alignment to the Once-Only-Principle).
4 The title of the CN has to be placed in the FileName field of the attachment. UBL does not provide a placeholder fo the title of the document.
5 In the case of publication on the TED, at ESPD Request preparation time, the procurer does not have yet the OJS number, but can receive a temporary CN identifier (Received Notice Number). To save this number in the DocumentReference component create two cbc:Description elements and use the second one to place this Received Notice Number. If you do not have a description for the CN then use a 'dummy' content for the first description, e.g. <cbc:Description>_</cbc:/Description>.
6 Notice how the schemeAgencyID is used in this example to specify that the national Agency that created this reference to the national publication (e.g. "PLACE" to refer to the ID of the national electronic board where the CN was published). The pattern of the ID is the one created by the Spanish contracting authority.
7 In this case the code NOJCN means 'Contract Notice (CN) published on a National Government Official Journal' (see file ESPD-CodeLists-V2.1.1) in the distribution package.

III.6 Contracting Body

See formal requirements related to the contracting authorities in the e-Sens site: tbr070-001*

Mock-up

In principle, the ESPD-EDM asks for a few data about the procurer (i.e. the contracting authority, body or entity). The essential (compulsory) data for the contracting body are namely the one aimed to identify it, i.e. its official name and the country. The figure below represents a possible GUI interface for these two data. However the UBL specification provides many other data elements some of which may be interesting to include in the ESPD, notably data about the means to contact the contracting body (see below the list of elements possible in the ESPD).

Therefore software applications may take leverage of the richness of UBL-2.2 to collect also data about the contracting authority contact, end-point, and other data possible in the ESPD.

Procurer identification
Figure 17. Data about the procurer, mock-up

XSD Schema

The UBL-2.2 model provides a component that fits the purpose of holding data about the procurer: the common aggregate component cac:ContractingParty.

ContractingParty
Figure 18. cac:ContractingParty XSD Schema, global vision

The cac:ContractingParty class is a specialisation of cac:Party. Hence, the main data about the procurer is in this associated cac:Party component:

Party
Figure 19. cac:Party XSD Schema, global vision

The cac:Party class in turn associates a very rich class that holds the data about the Party address, including the country (see the UBL-2.2 specification for the complete list of fields):

PostalAddress
Figure 20. cac:PostalAddress, XSD Schema

Notice also that the class associated to cac:Party to place the data about how to contact the contracting body:

Contact
Figure 21. cac:Contact, XSD Schema

Expected elements

Table 8. Contracting body, expected elements

Class name:

cac:ContractParty

Definition:

The contracting authority or contracting entity who is buying supplies, services or public works using a tendering procedure as described in the applicable directive (e.g. Directives 2014/24/EU, 2014/25/EU).

Business rule(s):

Common (BR-REQ-20#1)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ContractingParty

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:BuyerProfileURI

Identifier

0..1

URL of the web section, in the contracting body web site, that contains information about the contracting body, the norms it applies when contracting, published calls for tenders, Prior Information Notices and Contract Notices as well as the related procurement documents, contract award notices, etc.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: Notices published at national level shall not contain information other than that contained in the notices dispatched to the Publications Office of the European Union or published on a buyer profile, but shall indicate the date of dispatch of the notice to the Publications Office of the European Union or its publication on the buyer profile (Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 52.2).

Table 9. Contracting body party, expected elements

Class name:

cac:Party

Definition:

Main data placeholder structure for, in this case, the contracting body.

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ContractingParty/cac:Party

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cac:PartyIdentification/cbc:Identifier

Identifier

0..1

The national identifier of a contracting body as it is legally registered (e.g. VAT identification).

Information Requirement: tbr070-001.

Rule: More than one identifier can be specified. When possible use the VAT identification of the contracting body (see the VIES platform for a EU cross-border national VAT number verification system). The code list EOIDType may be used to indicate the type of identifier used as a value of the schemeID attribute, e.g. schemeID="VAT").

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-20#4, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:WebsiteURI

Identifier

0..1

The website of the contracting body.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: For online services (e.g. Web Services, REST services, etc. use the component cac:EndPointID.

cbc:EndPointID

Identifier

0..1

Electronic address of the contracting body.

Information Requirement: tbr070-001.

Rule: Use it for online services (e.g. Web Services, REST services, Delivery ID, ftp, etc. For the official web site of the Party use always the cac:Party/cbc:WebsiteURI). An end-point identifier MUST have a scheme identifier attribute (e.g.eSENSParty Identifier Scheme). Should be considered for all actors (contracting authority, service provider, economic operator) as an eDeliveryID.

cac:PartyName/cbc:Name

Text

1

The name of the contracting body as it is registered.

Information Requirement: tbr070-001.

Rule: Mandatory. Use the official name of the contracting body. The PartyName class has an associated basic element "cbc:Name". See XML example below.

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-20#2)

Table 10. Contracting body postal address, expected elements

Class name:

cac:PostalAddress

Definition:

Contractinng body address information.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ContractingParty/cac:Party/cac:PostalAddress

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:StreetName

Text

0..1

The main address line in an address. Usually the street name and number or post office box.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cbc:CityName

Text

0..1

The common name of a city where the address is located.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cbc:PostalZone

Text

0..1

The identifier for an addressable group of properties according to the relevant postal service, such as a ZIP code or Post Code.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cac:Country/cbc:IdentificationCode

Code

1

A code that identifies the country. The lists of valid countries are registered with the ISO 3166-1 Maintenance agency, "Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions". It is recommended to use the Country Code ISO 3166-1 2A:2006 representation.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: The country of the contracting body must always be specified. Compulsory use of the code list CountryCodeIdentifier (ISO 3166-1 2A:2006).

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-20#3, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#5, BR-OTH-03)

cac:Country/cbc:Name

Text

0..1

The name of the country.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

Table 11. Contact of the contracting body, expected elements

Class name:

cac:Contact

Definition:

Used to provide contacting information for a party in general or a person.

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ContractingParty/cac:Party/cac:Contact

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:Name

Text

0..1

The name of the contact point.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cbc:Telephone

Text

0..1

A phone number for the contact point.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cbc:Telefax

Text

0..1

A fax number for the contact point.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

cbc:ElectronicMail

Text

0..1

An e-mail address for the contact point.

Information Requirement: tbr070-006.

Rule: None.

XML example

The XML snippet below shows how an example of how to supply the expected data for the contracting body.

...
<!--- Root elements eliminated for the sake of brevity -->
<cac:ContractingParty>
	<cac:Party>
		<cbc:WebsiteURI>www.defensa.gob.es</cbc:WebsiteURI>
		<cbc:EndpointID>www.defensa.gob.es/?p=3404</cbc:EndpointID>
		<cac:PartyIdentification>
			<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="VIES-AEAT">B82387770</cbc:ID> (1)
		</cac:PartyIdentification>
		<cac:PartyName>
			<cbc:Name>Ministerio de Defensa</cbc:Name> (2)
		</cac:PartyName>
		<cac:PostalAddress>
			<cbc:StreetName>Paseo de la Castellana, 109</cbc:StreetName>
			<cbc:CityName>Madrid</cbc:CityName>
			<cbc:PostalZone>28071</cbc:PostalZone>
			<cac:Country><cbc:IdentificationCode listID="CountryCodeIdentifier" listAgencyID="ISO" listVersionID="2.1.1">ES</cbc:IdentificationCode></cac:Country> (3)
		</cac:PostalAddress>
		<cac:Contact>
			<cbc:Name>Responsable de la compra pública</cbc:Name> (4)
			<cbc:Telephone>913955000</cbc:Telephone>
			<cbc:ElectronicMail>comprapublica@defensa.gob.es</cbc:ElectronicMail>
		</cac:Contact>
	</cac:Party>
</cac:ContractingParty>
...
1 The contracting body VAT number. The issuer Agency is the Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT). You can use the VIES platform to verify that the VAT number exists and is correct for Spain.
2 In the ESPD the official name of the contracting body is mandatory.
3 In the ESPD the country code (ES, in this example) is compulsory. You will need to use this code (ES) to verify the VAT number in the VIES service.
4 In this example the contracting body specifies a role, instead of the name of a person.

III.7 Service Provider

REQUIREMENT tbr070-011

The ESPD request may contain information of identification regarding an ESPD service provider: Name, Party Identification, Endpoint ID.

Service providers are officially recognised organisations that can supply ESPD Request documents (on behalf of the contracting body) with pre-filled information about the contracting body and additional information (e.g. liability statements, see tbr070-012)

The ESPD allows the provision of data about the service provider who produced the ESPD Request document (and equally for the ESPD Response document, on behalf of the economic operator).

Since the 2.1.0 version, and unlike to the previous version 1.0.2, the ESPD-EDM, including the current version 2.1.1 does not include the cac:ServiceProvider as a 'document root component'. Instead, it uses the UBL-2.2 cac:ContractingParty/cac:Party associated class cac:ServiceProviderParty.

XSD Schema

Service Provider
Figure 22. cac:ServiceProvider XSD Schema

Notice that:

  1. The cac:Party class aggregates the class cac:ServiceProviderParty; and

  2. The cac:ServiceProviderParty class 'is a' Party. Hence it aggregates a cac:Party class too, and uses it to place the main data about the service provider (like name, address, end-point, etc.).

service provider’s 'Party' elements
Figure 23. cac:ServiceProvider/cac:Party elements expected for the service provider

Expected elements

Table 12. Service provider, expected elements

Class name:

cac:Party

Definition:

Main information about the service provider.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ContractingParty/cac:Party/cac:ServiceProviderParty/cac:Party

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:WebsiteURI

Identifier

0..1

The website of the service provider.

Information Requirement: tbr070-011.

Rule: Use it for the official web site of the service provider. Reserve the EndPointID for online services (e.g. web, REST, ftp services, etc.)

cbc:EndpointID

Identifier

0..1

Electronic address of the service provider.

Information Requirement: tbr070-011.

Rule: Use it for online services (e.g. Web Services, REST services, Delivery ID, ftp, etc. For the official web site of the Party use always the cac:Party/cbc:WebsiteURI). An end-point identifier MUST have a scheme identifier attribute (e.g.eSENSParty Identifier Scheme). Should be considered for all actors (contracting authority, service provider, economic operator) as an eDeliveryID.

cac:PartyIdentification/cbc:ID

Identifier

1

The national identifier of a service provider as it is legally registered (e.g. VAT identification).

Information Requirement: tbr070-011.

Rule: An identifier for the service provider must always be provided. Compulsory use of the attribute SchemeAgencyID. When possible use the VAT identification of the service provider (see the VIES platform for a EU cross-border national VAT number verification system). See XML example below. The code list EOIDType may be used to indicate the type of identifier used as a value of the schemeID attribute, e.g. schemeID="VAT").

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-20#5, BR-OTH-02")

cac:PartyName/cbc:Name

Text

1

The name of the service provider.

Information Requirement: tbr070-011.

Rule: The name of the service provider must always be specified. Supply the official registered name of the service provider.

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-20#6)

cac:PostalAddress/cac:Country/cbc:IdentificationCode

Identifier

1

The code that identifies the country of the service provider.

Information Requirement: tbr070-011.

Rule: The country of the service provider must always be specified. Compulsory use of the code list CountryCodeIdentifier (ISO 3166-1 2A:2006).

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-REQ-20#7, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#5, BR-OTH-03)

XML example

The XML snippet below shows how an example of how to supply the expected data for the service provider.

...
<!--- Root elements eliminated for the sake of brevity -->

<cac:ContractingParty>
	<cac:Party> (1)
		<cac:PartyIdentification><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="VIES">B82387770</cbc:ID>	</cac:PartyIdentification>
		<cac:PartyName><cbc:Name>Ministerio de Defensa</cbc:Name></cac:PartyName>
		<cac:PostalAddress><cac:Country><cbc:IdentificationCode listID="CountryCodeIdentifier" listAgencyID="ISO" listVersionID="2.1.1">ES</cbc:IdentificationCode></cac:Country></cac:PostalAddress>
		<cac:ServiceProviderParty>
			<cac:Party>
				<cbc:WebsiteURI>http://www.minhafp.gob.es/es-ES/Areas%20Tematicas/Patrimonio%20del%20Estado/Contratacion%20del%20Sector%20Publico/Paginas/ROLECE.aspx</cbc:WebsiteURI>
				<cbc:EndpointID>http://www.minhafp.gob.es/ESPD/endpoint</cbc:EndpointID>
				<cac:PartyIdentification> (2)
					<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="AEAT">B36699932</cbc:ID>
				</cac:PartyIdentification>
				<cac:PartyName> (3)
					<cbc:Name>Registro Oficial de Licitadores y Empresas Clasificadas (ROLECE)</cbc:Name></cac:PartyName>
				<cac:PostalAddress> (4)
					<cac:Country><cbc:IdentificationCode listID="CountryCodeIdentifier" listAgencyID="ISO" listVersionID="2.1.1">ES</cbc:IdentificationCode></cac:Country>
				</cac:PostalAddress>
			</cac:Party>
		</cac:ServiceProviderParty>
	</cac:Party>
</cac:ContractingParty>

...
1 ContractingParty non-compulsory elements have been omitted for the sake of brevity.
2 The service provider VAT number. The issuer Agency is the Spanish Tax Agency (AEAT). You can use the VIES platform to verify that the VAT number exists and is correct for Spain.
3 The registered name of the service provider is mandatory.
4 The country code of the service provider (ES, in this example) is compulsory. You will need to use this code (ES) to verify the VAT number in the VIES service.

III.8 Procurement Procedure: Basic ESPD

REQUIREMENT

The contracting authority must be able to provide basic data about the Procurement Procedure

There are some important differences between the data collected for a Basic ESPD Request and the data that can be required in a Extended ESPD Request.

Mock-up

For the Basic ESDP Request only three basic data are required: the title, a short description and the file (i.e. case) reference number attributed by the Contracting Authority to the procurement procedure.

The mock-up below shows a possible way of collecting this data:

Procurement Procedure in a Basic ESPD
Figure 24. Procurement Procedure, data collected in a Basic ESPD

XSD Schema

The figure below is a fragment of the QualificationApplicationRequest XSD Schema. The placeholders for the data expected in the Basic ESPD Request have been highlighted (cbc:ContractFolderID and cac:ProcuementProject).

Procurement Procedure-Basic ESPD-XSD
Figure 25. Procurement Procedure (Basic ESPD). XSD Schema
ProcurementProject
Figure 26. Class cac:ProcurementProject (elements used in the Basic ESPD). XSD Schema

Expected elements

As already explained when describing the root elements of the QualificationApplicationRequest document, the identification of the procurement procedure is compulsory for the ESPD documents. This is done by specifying the reference number that the contracting authority assigned to the procedure in the element cbc:ContracFolderID.

Table 13. Basic ESPD Request: Procurement Procedure reference number

Class name:

QualificationApplicationRequest

Definition:

"A structured electronic business document for requesting qualification information through an ESPD (conform to an ESPD template). Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 59." (ESPD Request transaction (Trdm070))

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/main/xsdrt/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd

Components

Type

Card

Description

Requirements

cbc:ContractFolderID

Identifier

1

An identifier that is specified by the buyer and used as a reference number for all documents in the procurement process. It is also known as procurement project identifier, procurement reference number or contract folder identifier. A reference to the procurement procedure to which this Qualification document is delivered as a response.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. Although not mandatory, it is a good practice to identify the document wiht a UUID. Copies of a document should be identified with a different UUID.

Rule scope: BASIC (BR-REG-10), EXTENDED (BR-SC-10)

The rest of the data related to the Basic ESPD Request go in the cac:ProcurementProject class:

Table 14. Basic ESPD Request: Procurement Procedure-related data

Class name:

cac:ProcurementProject

Definition:

An overall description of the procurement procedure.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:Name

Text

0..1

A title for the procurement procedure.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Use the same name that will be used for the Contract Notice.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-SC-10#1)

cbc:Description

Text

0..1

A descriptive text for the procurement procedure.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Use the same description that will be used for the Contract Notice.

XML example

The XML snippet below shows how an example of how to supply the expected data for the service provider.

...
<!--- Root elements eliminated for the sake of brevity -->
<cac:ContractingParty><cac:Party>...</cac:Party></cac:ContractingParty>
	<cac:ProcurementProject>
		<cbc:Name>Spain-Aljaraque: Repair and maintenance services</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>Repair and maintenance services. Real estate services.</cbc:Description>
</cac:ProcurementProject>
...

III.9 Procurement Procedure: Extended ESPD

REQUIREMENT

The CA must be able to provide the CPV codes to which the Procurement Procedure relates in the ESPDRequest

REQUIREMENT

The CA must be able to provide the object of the contract and the type of procedure

The Extended ESPD adds the possibility for the contracting authority to specify a few more data relevant at evaluation time and for the economic operator:

  1. The CPV (Common Procurement Vocabulary) codes for the procurement procedure so the contracting authority can assess the classification of the economic operator; and for the economic operator to confirm that the procedure falls under its competences, skills or experience.

  2. The 'Object of the contract' (i.e. the type of procurement project: execution of works, supply of products, provision of services). Software applications may use this information to, in a dynamic way, show or hide certain objects from the GUI; or to control the coherence of the XML content. Thus for example, if the object of the contract is 'works' it does not make sense to ask for references related to supplies of goods or services.

  3. The 'Type of procedure' (e.g. Open procedure, Restricted procedure, Competitive procedure with negotiation, Competitive dialogue, Innovation partnership). The type of procedure can be used to control how to treat certain selection criteria. Thus for example, the weighting of technical and professional ability criteria is only used in two stages procedures.

Mock-up

The mock-up below show how this could be implemented in an GUI. Notice that more than one CPV code can be supplied by the contracting authority.

Procurement Procedure in a Extended ESPD
Figure 27. Procurement Procedure, data collected in a Basic ESPD

XSD Schema

For the Extended ESPD Request, the 'Object of the contract' needs to be expressed as a code. This code is located in the cac:ProcurementProject class. As a matter of fact, the class provides two codes that allow to further refine the object of the contract: the cbc:ProcurementTypeCode and the cbc:ProcurementSubTypeCode. Thus you can specify things like 'Services' and 'Maintenance and repair services, or Land transport services, including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail, or other', for example (see Code List ServicesProjectSubType in the Code Lists file).

The figure below shows the elements that can be used in a Extended ESPD. In blue those elements that are expected. See the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema for more elements in the cac:ProcurementProject class (e.g. the cac:AdditionalCommodityClassification class for other classifications beyond the CPV).

Procurement Procedure elements used in a Extended ESPD
Figure 28. Procurement Procedure, elements used in a Extended ESPD

Expected elements

Table 15. Extended ESPD Request

Class name:

QualificationApplicationRequest

Definition:

"A structured electronic business document for requesting qualification information through an ESPD (conform to an ESPD template). Directive 2014/24/EU, Art. 59." (ESPD Request transaction (Trdm070))

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/main/xsdrt/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ContractFolderID

Identifier

1

An identifier that is specified by the buyer and used as a reference number for all documents in the procurement process. It is also known as procurement project identifier, procurement reference number or contract folder identifier. A reference to the procurement procedure to which this Qualification document is delivered as a response.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. Although not mandatory, it is a good practice to identify the document with a UUID. Copies of a document should be identified with a different UUID.

Rule scope: BASIC (BR-REG-10), EXTENDED (BR-SC-10)

cbc:ProcedureCode

Identifier

1

The type of the procurement administrative procedure according to the EU Directives.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List ProcedureType (open procedure, restricted procedure, accelerated restricted procedure, competitive dialogue, negotiated procedure, etc.).

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-SC-10#2, BR-OTH-03, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#1)

The rest of the data related to the Extended ESPD Request go in the cac:ProcurementProject class:

Table 16. Extended ESPD Request: Procurement Procedure-related data

Class name:

cac:ProcurementProject

Definition:

An overall description of the procurement procedure.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:Name

Text

0..1

A title for the procurement procedure.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Use the same name that will be used for the Contract Notice.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-SC-10#1)

cbc:Description

Text

0..1

A descriptive text for the procurement procedure.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Use the same description that will be used for the Contract Notice.

cbc:ProcurementTypeCode

Code

0..1

A code to describe the object of the project (e.g. works, supplies, services, public work concessions, service concessions, other).

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List ProjectType.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#6, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:MainCommodityClassification

Class

0..n

A class to classify the works, services or supplies. The Extended ESPD uses it to assign CPV codes to works and services.

Information Requirement: tbr070-007.

Rule: Use the element cbc:ItemClassificationCode for the specification of the CPV code. Beware that the cardinality of the basic element is 0..1 but the cardinality of the class is 0..n, thus allowing for multiple CPVs.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-SC-10#1, BR-OTH-01)

XML example

This fragment of XML shows how to supply data in a Extended ESPD Request XML document describing the procurement procedure.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<QualificationApplicationRequest xmlns="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2" xmlns:cac="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonAggregateComponents-2" xmlns:cbc="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonBasicComponents-2" xmlns:espd="urn:com:grow:espd:2.1.1"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2 ../xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd">
	<cbc:UBLVersionID schemeAgencyID="OASIS-UBL-TC">2.2</cbc:UBLVersionID>
	<cbc:CustomizationID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII" schemeVersionID="3.0">urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm070:ver3.0</cbc:CustomizationID>
	<cbc:ProfileID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII">41</cbc:ProfileID>
	<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">ESPDREQ-DGPE-3b5755dfb8</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CopyIndicator>false</cbc:CopyIndicator>
	<cbc:UUID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="4">0fddbf2d-1e33-4267-b04f-52b59b72ccb6</cbc:UUID>
	<cbc:ContractFolderID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">PP.20170419.1024-9</cbc:ContractFolderID>
	<cbc:IssueDate>2017-12-31</cbc:IssueDate>

	<!-- The type of procedure: OPEN stands for Open Procedure. See Code List 'ProcedureType' -->
	<cbc:ProcedureCode listID="ProcedureType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">OPEN</cbc:ProcedureCode> (1)

	<cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode listID="QualificationApplicationType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EXTENDED</cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode>

	<!-- Contracting body data left empty for the sake of brevity -->
	<cac:ContractingParty><cac:Party/>	</cac:ContractingParty>

	<!-- Extended ESPD Request. Data about the procurement procedure -->
	<cac:ProcurementProject>
		<cbc:Name>Spain-Aljaraque: Repair and maintenance services</cbc:Name> (2)
		<cbc:Description>Repair and maintenance services. Real estate services.</cbc:Description> (3)
		<cbc:ProcurementTypeCode listID="ProjectType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">SERVICES</cbc:ProcurementTypeCode> (4)

		<!-- CPV for 'Repair and maintenance services'. -->
		<cac:MainCommodityClassification><cbc:ItemClassificationCode>50000000</cbc:ItemClassificationCode></cac:MainCommodityClassification> (5)
		<!-- CPV for 'Real estate services'. -->
		<cac:MainCommodityClassification><cbc:ItemClassificationCode>70000000</cbc:ItemClassificationCode></cac:MainCommodityClassification> (6)
	</cac:ProcurementProject>
</QualificationApplicationRequest>
1 Use of the root element cbc:ProcedureCode to indicate that this is an 'Open procedure'. The code is 'OPEN' according to the OP’s Code List ProcedureType.
2 Compulsory element cbc:Name, used to specify the title of the procurement procedure. Use the same title as for the Contract Notice.
3 Compulsory element cbc:Description used to describe shortly the procedure. Use the same description as for the Contract Notice.
4 The procurement is of type 'SERVICES'. See OP’s Code List ProjectType. No sub-type of services is specified. The contracting authority possibly decided that the 2nd. CPV was enough for that matter.
5 First main CPV code '50000000' standing for 'Repair and maintenance services'.
6 Additional CPV code '70000000' standing for 'Real estate services'.

III.10 Lots - Basic ESPD

Table 17. Requirement regarding Lots in the ESPD-BASIC Request

REQUIREMENT

At least one Lot must be always instantiated in the Basic ESPD XML document.

If the procurement procedure is not divided into Lots the only lot present in the Basic ESPD XML document represents the procedure, and its Identifier value must be '0'.

If the procedure is divided into Lots you can create multiple instances of the element ProcurementProjectLot and use it to identify and describe the Lots.

XSD Schema

Lots
Figure 29. cac:ProcurementProjectLot. XSD Schema

Expected elements

Table 18. Basic ESPD Request: Lots

Class name:

cac:ProcurementProjectLot

Definition:

A sub-project into which a procurement procedure can be divided. A procurement project lot has its specific characteristics (e.g. different objectives and different selection criteria) and usually generates its own contract.

tbr070-008

Business rule(s):

EXTENDED (BR-LOT-30)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ProcurementProjectLot

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

A reference to one or more lots the economic operator is applying for. The original lot definition is part of the call for tender document. The Qualification instance only references the corresponding IDs in order to establish the connection to the call for tender information.

Information Requirement: tbr070-008.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. Check that the type of the cbc:QualificationApplicationRequest element is set to BASIC. If more than one lot is present in the XML instance a non-fatal warning should be thrown.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-LOT-10, BR-LOT-30-S10, BR-OTH-02)

XML Example

In the example below the contracting authority has selected "No Lots", hence the Lot '0'.

Lots (BASIC ESPD)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<QualificationApplicationRequest xmlns="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2" xmlns:cac="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonAggregateComponents-2" xmlns:cbc="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonBasicComponents-2" xmlns:espd="urn:com:grow:espd:2.1.1"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2 ../xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd">
	<cbc:UBLVersionID schemeAgencyID="OASIS-UBL-TC">2.2</cbc:UBLVersionID>
	<cbc:CustomizationID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII" schemeVersionID="3.0">urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm070:ver3.0</cbc:CustomizationID>
	<cbc:ProfileID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII">41</cbc:ProfileID>
	<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">ESPDREQ-DGPE-3b5755dfb8</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CopyIndicator>false</cbc:CopyIndicator>
	<cbc:UUID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="4">0fddbf2d-1e33-4267-b04f-52b59b72ccb6</cbc:UUID>
	<cbc:ContractFolderID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">PP.20170419.1024-9</cbc:ContractFolderID>
	<cbc:IssueDate>2019-11-29</cbc:IssueDate>
	<cbc:ProcedureCode listID="ProcedureType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">OPEN</cbc:ProcedureCode>
	<cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode listID="QualificationApplicationType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">BASIC</cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode> (1)
	<!-- Contracting body data left empty for the sake of brevity -->
	<cac:ContractingParty>
		<cbc:BuyerProfileURI>http://www.defensa.gob.es/isfas/perfilcontr/</cbc:BuyerProfileURI>
		<cac:Party/>
	</cac:ContractingParty>

	<!-- Mandatory Lot of a Basic ESPD -->
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
		<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">0</cbc:ID> (2)
	</cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
</QualificationApplicationRequest>
1 The type of ESPD is "BASIC". If EXTENDED was specified the presence of more than one lot should be checked and a non-fatal warning should be thrown.
2 The Basic ESPD requires the presence of one Lot, identified with a '0' to indicate that the procedure is not divided into Lots. Additional Lots may be specified, in which case each Lot needs to be identified differently.

III.11 Lots - Extended ESPD

REQUIREMENT

The contracting authority needs to be able to specify the following information: (i) The Lots into which the procedure is divided; (ii) To which lots the tenders may be submitted (all lots, maximum number of lots, only one lot); and (iii) The maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer.

Mock-up

This mock-up shows how this could be implemented:

Lots-Extended ESPD
Figure 30. Lots (Extended ESPD), mock-up

XSD Schema

BASIC and EXTENDED ESPD documents share the same UBL-2.2 XSD Schemas (there are not two different sets of XSD Schemas). Thus, for the identification of the Lots, the Extended ESPD uses the same component than for the Basic ESPD:

Lots
Figure 31. cac:ProcurementProjectLot. XSD Schema

The rest of information about the lots (“tenders must be submitted for…”, “maximum number of lots”, “maximum number of lots that may be awarded”) is treated as the elements (or properties) of a “Criterion” (component cac:TenderingCriterion) named “Additional information about the Lots”.

As you will see in section IV.5 Mock-ups, IV.6 Data Structures, IV.7 XML examples and tools and further on, this guide uses a spread-sheet-based method to represent the structures of the criteria (and to generate XML template instances of the criteria). The figure below shows the structure that "generates" the XML instance. One important thing to observe in this structure and in the XML example is the use of the Publications Office Code List "BidType" to specify to which Lots the economic operator may bid.

Requirements about Lots issued by the CA
Figure 32. Requirements about Lots issued by the CA (Extended ESPD), data structure

Expected elements

Table 19. Basic ESPD Request: Lots

Class name:

cac:ProcurementProjectLot

Definition:

A sub-project into which a procurement procedure can be divided. A procurement project lot has its specific characteristics (e.g. different objectives and different selection criteria) and usually generates its own contract.

tbr070-008

Business rule(s):

EXTENDED (BR-LOT-30)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:ProcurementProjectLot

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

A reference to one or more lots the economic operator is applying for. The original lot definition is part of the call for tender document. The Qualification instance only references the corresponding IDs in order to establish the connection to the call for tender information.

Information Requirement: tbr070-008.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. If several lots are present check that the type of the cbc:QualificationApplicationResponse element is set to EXTENDED; otherwise a fatal exception should be thrown. As for Basic, if only one Lot is specified its ID has to be set to '0' thus indicating that the procurement procedure is not divided into Lots.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-LOT-10, BR-LOT-30-S10, BR-OTH-02)

The rest of the data related to the Extended ESPD Request go in a cac:TenderingCriterion object. See the XML example below and read sections about exclusion and selection criteria for more details on this class.

XML Example

In the example below the contracting authority has specified seven Lots, hence the seven instances of ProcurementProjectLot component.

Convention: Lots should always be identified with a sequential number, as in the examples: Lot1, Lot2, …​ Lot7.

Lots (EXTENDED ESPD)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<QualificationApplicationRequest xmlns="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2" xmlns:cac="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonAggregateComponents-2" xmlns:cbc="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:CommonBasicComponents-2" xmlns:espd="urn:com:grow:espd:2.1.1"  xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xsi:schemaLocation="urn:oasis:names:specification:ubl:schema:xsd:QualificationApplicationRequest-2 ../xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationRequest-2.2.xsd">
	<cbc:UBLVersionID schemeAgencyID="OASIS-UBL-TC">2.2</cbc:UBLVersionID>
	<cbc:CustomizationID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII" schemeVersionID="3.0">urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm070:ver3.0</cbc:CustomizationID>
	<cbc:ProfileID schemeAgencyID="CEN-BII">41</cbc:ProfileID>
	<cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">ESPDREQ-DGPE-3b5755dfb8</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CopyIndicator>false</cbc:CopyIndicator>
	<cbc:UUID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="4">0fddbf2d-1e33-4267-b04f-52b59b72ccb6</cbc:UUID>
	<cbc:ContractFolderID schemeAgencyID="DGPE">PP.20170419.1024-9</cbc:ContractFolderID>
	<cbc:IssueDate>2019-11-29</cbc:IssueDate>
	<cbc:ProcedureCode listID="ProcedureType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">OPEN</cbc:ProcedureCode>
	<cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode listID="QualificationApplicationType" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EXTENDED</cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode>
	<!-- Contracting body data left empty for the sake of brevity -->
	<cac:ContractingParty> <cac:Party/></cac:ContractingParty>
	(1)
	<!--- This procurement procedure is divided into 7 Lots -->
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot1</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot2</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot3</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot4</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot5</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot6</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>
	<cac:ProcurementProjectLot><cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot7</cbc:ID></cac:ProcurementProjectLot>

(2)
<!-- Additional information about the Lots supplied by the contracting authority -->
	<!-- Criterion:CA Lots -->
	<cac:TenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6a21c421-5c1e-46f4-9762-116fbcd33097</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.OTHER.CA_DATA.LOTS_SUBMISSION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
		<cbc:Name>CA Lots</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>Please take into account the following requirements regarding the lots of this procurement procedure:</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">03cff8d1-4d22-4435-82fa-d6361af84be6</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">847829aa-e70a-45e1-b4d3-e11c3ffaf7a0</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Tenders may be submitted for</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>(3)
				<!-- Compulsory use of the Publications Office Code List BidType -->
				<cbc:ExpectedCode listID="BidType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">LOT_ALL</cbc:ExpectedCode> (4)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">dceddc28-0ac8-471b-b954-c376a862ea30</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Maximum number of lots</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>5</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4b710530-abea-4ed0-b3fb-f324919c2d62</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>1</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterion>
</QualificationApplicationRequest>
1 This procedure is divided into 7 lots. Hence their automatic identification from Lot1 to Lot7.
2 This Criterion has one group of properties containing a sub-group where the three requirements about the lots are actually specified: (i) The tenderers may submit tenders for the maximum number of lots; (ii) The Contracting Authority specifies a maximum number of 5 lots; and (iii) one tenderer can not win more than one lot. Notice that each element inside a criterion has a Universally Unique Identifier (UUID): these UUIDs are 'constant', meaning that they are maintained by DG GROW and need to be used compulsory as they were issued by DG GROW.
3 A code has to be provided to specify whether the economic operator is allowed to submit a tender covering one lot only, more than one but not all, or all of them.
4 The value for the expected code (see bullet number 3) needs to be chosen amongst the values of the Code List BidType.

IV. Criteria, common aspects

REQUIREMENT _br41-002

The contracting body shall provide the exclusion grounds and selection criteria for its tendering process as structured information – via ESPD template or structured list of criteria set out in a call for tender.

The ESPD-EDM defined a flexible structure to express data about criteria. Based on this structure UBL-2.2 defined in turn the component cac:TenderingCriterion, which is used in ESPD-EDM V2.1.0 to implement the XML objects for exclusion and selection criteria.

The UML diagram below provides a graphic view of the QualificationApplicationRequest document with the complete structure for the cac:TenderingCriterion component (cf. section on the ESPD Response, furhter on this guide, to understand how the QualificationApplicationResponse deals with Criteria).

Criterion
Figure 33. Criterion - UML diagram

IV.1 General behavior

Notice that:

  1. One criterion may have descendent 'sub-criteria'. This is very useful to, for example, define national exclusion criteria that specialise the EU criteria defined in the Directive;

  2. One criterion may refer to one or several pieces of legislation (EU, national, other);

  3. One criterion must always contain at least one group of 'properties'. Properties may be informative captions; general requirements issued by the Member State or procedure-specific requirements specified by the contracting authority; and questions addressed to the economic operator;

  4. One group of properties must always specify at least one 'property';

  5. One group of properties may contain one or several 'sub-groups' of properties.

XSD Schema

This XSD Schema diagram shows a global view of the UBL-2.2 cac:TenderingCriterion component:

Criterion
Figure 34. cac:TenderingCriterion - XSD Schema, global view

Expected elements

Table 20. Criterion, expected elements

Class name:

cac:TenderingCriterion

Definition:

A tendering criterion describes a fact or a condition that is used by the contracting body to evaluate and compare tenders by economic operators and which will be used for the exclusion and the selection of candidate tenderers to the award decision.

tbr070-009

Business rule(s):

EXTENDED (BR-LOT-20, BR-LOT-30, BR-LOT-30-S20), Common (BR-TC-01)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-Components-2.2.xsd.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:TenderingCriterion

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

A language-independent token, e.g., a number, that allows to identify a criterion uniquely as well as allows to reference the criterion in other documents.

Information Requirement: tbr070-010.

Rule: Each Criterion is defined in e-Certis and must use the UUID supplied by e-Certis. See also the spreadsheets Criteria Taxonomy (Basic ESPD) and Criteria Taxonomy (Extended ESPD).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-02, BR-TC-12, BR-TC-13, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:CriterionTypeCode

Code

1

A classification code defined by the ESPD-EDM to represent the criterion in the ESPD taxonomy of criteria.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: Compulsory use of codes coming from e-Certis, which are also used in the spreadsheets Criteria Taxonomy (Basic ESPD) and Criteria Taxonomy (Extended ESPD), e.g. CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONVICTIONS.PARTICIPATION_IN_CRIMINAL_ORGANISATION, CRITERION.EXCLUSION.SOCIAL.ENVIRONMENTAL_LAW, CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.FINANCIAL_RATIO, etc.).

Rule scope: Common (BR-REQ-30, BR-REQ-30-S10, BR-REQ-30-S20, BR-REQ-40, BR-TC-03, BR-TC-04, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#7, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:Name

Text

1

A short and descriptive name for a criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr70-010

Rule: The name should match the one from e-Certis, which should be the same as in the in the spreadsheets Criteria Taxonomy (Basic ESPD) and Criteria Taxonomy (Extended ESPD), e.g. 'Convictions', 'Corruption', 'Fraud', 'Financial ratio', 'Subcontracting proportion', 'Allowance of checks', etc.).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-05)

cbc:Description

Text

1..n

An extended description of the criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr70-010

Rule: The description should match the one from e-Certis, which should be the same as in the in the spreadsheets Criteria Taxonomy (Basic ESPD) and Criteria Taxonomy (Extended ESPD), e.g. 'Has the economic operator itself or any person who is a member of its administrative, management or supervisory body or has powers of representation, decision or control therein been the subject of a conviction by final judgment for participation in a criminal organisation, by a conviction rendered at the most five years ago or in which an exclusion period set out directly in the conviction continues to be applicable? As defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA of 24 October 2008 on the fight against organised crime (OJ L 300, 11.11.2008, p. 42).'.

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-06, BR-TC-19)

Note: The UBL specification allows always multiple lines of text for the component cbc:Description. This feature can be used to split long descriptions into multiple lines, specially when the description contains enumerations (see the criterion "Misinterpretation" for an example).

cbc:WeightNumeric

Numeric

0..1

A weighting to provide for automatic scoring of the Criterion (normally a percentage, e.g. 0.1, 0.5)

Information Requirement: tbr70-016

Rule: Used only in Extended ESPDs namely for ability and professional selection criteria in procedures organised in two stages.

Rule scope: Extended (BR-2P-10, BR-2P-10-S10, BR-2P-10-S10#1, BR-2P-10-S20#1)

cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode

Code

0..1

A code to inform about the type of Evaluation, namely for transparency purposes (e.g. PASSFAIL, WEIGHTED)

Information Requirement: tbr70-016

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List “EvaluationMethodType”.

Rule scope: Extended (BR-2P-10-S10#2, BR-2P-10-S20, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-03, BR-OTH-01#8, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription

Numeric

0..n

Additional information, comments or considerations about the weighting and the evaluation method, namely for transparency purposes; e.g. '0 Points 0 IT specialists, 30 Points 1 IT specialists, 60 Points 2 IT specialists'. See section about Selection Criteria and sub-section on 'Weighting', for more details.

Information Requirement: tbr70-016

Rule: Used only in Extended ESPDs namely for ability and professional selection criteria in procedures organised in two stages.

cbc:SubTenderingCriterion

Class

0..n

One or more descendant criteria used namely to define a national exclusion criterion that specialises a more generic criterion like a EU exclusion criterion defined in the Directive.

Information Requirement: tbr70-013

Rule: None. Beware that a sub-criterion 'is a' criterion, therefore no need to list these elements at new. See XML examples in the section about exclusion criteria about how to define a sub-criterion.

cbc:Legislation

Class

0..n

A reference to the legislation related to the Criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: None. See table below with the elements of this class.

cbc:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

Class

1..n

The first level group of properties and sub-groups of properties in the structure of a criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: None. Beware that in previous versions of the ESPD-EDM this was termed “RequirementGroup”.

XML Examples

See XML examples in the sections about exclusion and selection criteria.

IV.2 Legislation

The XSD schema below shows, in blue, the elements of the component cac:Legislation used to point at the legislation related to the criterion.

Legislation
Figure 35. cac:Legislation. XSD Schema

Expected elements

Table 21. Legislation, expected elements

Class name:

cac:Legislation

Definition:

A class to make reference to the legislation related to the criterion.

tbr070-013

Business rule(s):

Common (BR-TC-08, 2. BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#9, BR-OTH-03)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:TenderingCriterion/cac:Legislation

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:LegislationTitle

Text

1..n

Title of the legislation.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: The complete title of the legislation provided as in the original legal text. At a later stage it might be provided by e-CERTIS (e.g.'DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC'). Can be provided in several languages, but if LanguageID not specified it defaults to en (English).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-09)

cbc:Description

Code

0..n

Textual short description of the legislation.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: The description of the legislation provided in the original legal text SHOULD be provided. At a later stage they might be provided by e-CERTIS. Can be provided in several languages, but if LanguageID not specified it defaults to en (English).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-10)

cbc:JurisdictionLevel

Text

0..n

Jurisdictional level of a particular legislation.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: Although this is a text, use the description in Code List LegislationType. Can be provided in several languages, but if LanguageID not specified it defaults to en (English).

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-03, BR-OTH-01#10, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:Article

Text

0..n

Textual description of the article of the legislation.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: Other articles where the Criterion is referred to SHOULD also be provided. At a later stage they might be provided by eCERTIS. Can be provided in several languages, but if LanguageID not specified it defaults to en (English).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-11)

cbc:URI

Identifier

0..1

URI that points to a legislation related to this criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Rule: In the case of European legislation, the URL MUST point at the multilingual EUR-LEX web-page; e.g. Directive 2014/24/EU.

XML Examples

See examples in sections about exclusion and selection criteria.

XML Example

Snippet of XML to illustrate how to use the cac:Legislation component inside a criterion:

<cac:TenderingCriterion>

 <!-- ... elements omitted for brevity -->

	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4ea7a10a-643e-4022-b67e-e06573b28ff5</cbc:ID>(1)
		<cbc:Title>DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Title> (2)
		<cbc:Description>DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Description> (3)
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel languageID="en">EU Directive</cbc:JurisdictionLevel> (4)
		<cbc:Article>57(1)</cbc:Article> (5)
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32014L0024</cbc:URI> (6)
		</cac:Legislation>

 <!-- ... elements omitted for brevity -->

</cac:TenderingCriterion>
1 Use the UUID provided by GROW.
2 The official long title of the legislation is expected in the Title.
3 The short name that is commonly used to refer to the legislation is expected in the Description.
4 Use the textual values (descriptions) listed in the Code List LegislationType ESPD-CodeLists-V2.1.1.ods

IV.3 Groups of properties

This XSD diagram shows the sub-components of a group of criteria:

TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup
Figure 36. cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup - XSD Schema, global view

One group of properties may include one or more 'sub-groups' of properties (class cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionGroup).

Notice that: One sub-group of properties 'is a' group of criteria:

SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionGroup
Figure 37. cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionGroup- XSD Schema

Expected elements

Table 22. Groups of properties, expected elements

Class name:

cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

Definition:

The first level group of properties and sub-groups of properties in the structure of a criterion.

tbr070-013

Business rule(s):

Common (BR-TC-07, BR-TC-16)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:TenderingCriterion/cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

Identifies a group of requirements uniquely.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: Compulsory use of the UUIDs supplied by e-Certis. See also the spreadsheets Criteria Taxonomy (Basic ESPD) and Criteria Taxonomy (Extended ESPD).

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-12, BR-OTH-02, BR-OTH-02#01)

cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode

Code

1

Code addressed to control the behavior of the group of criteria.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List PropertyGroupType. See sections below about the 'criteria data structures' and the XML examples on exclusion and selection criteria to understand the use of this code. Beware that the first element inside a group of properties (after the group ID) is always a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty. In some occasions this might entail the use of an empty CAPTION element, for instance, to produce groups of subgroups where no property does really makes sense in the first group. See also the sub-section The ONTRUE/ONFALSE codes for GROUP and SUBGROUP control

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-14, BR-TC-15, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#11, BR-OTH-03)

cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

Class

1..n

Caption (i.e. a 'label'), specific MS or contracting authority requirement (e.g. 'Number of references expected: 5' or a question addressed to the economic operator (e.g. 'Your average yearly turnover for the past three years?'.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: See the rules for the class in the tables below to see the rules related to criterion properties. See also the XML examples provided in sections about exclusion and selection criteria.

cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

Class

0..n

A second, third or n-level group inside a first level group of properties.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: subsidiary property groups 'are' property groups (i.e. it is the same component but qualified as 'subsidary'). Therefore all the rules applicable to property groups are also applicable to sub-groups: Compulsory use of the Code List PropertyGroupType. See sections below about the 'criteria data structures' and the XML examples on exclusion and selection criteria to understand the use of this code. Beware that the first element inside a group of properties (after the group ID) is always a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty. In some occasions this might entail the use of an empty CAPTION element, for instance, to produce groups of subgroups where no property does really makes sense in the first group.

XML Examples

  1. See examples in sections about exclusion and selection criteria. Study:

    • How GROUPS (cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup) and SUB-GROUPs (cac:cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup) are organised, and

    • How the codes ON*, ONTRUE and ONFALSE are used. For a better understanding of the use of these codes see also the sub-section The ONTRUE/ONFALSE codes for GROUP and SUBGROUP control

  2. You will notice in the examples that the elements cbc:Name and cbc:Description of groups and subgroups of properties are never used. As a common practice the ESPD documents use instead a first cac:TenderingCriterionProperty of type CAPTION (i.e. an informative property that act as a 'label').

IV.4 Properties

REQUIREMENT

The contracting authority needs to be able to specify the type of the value it expects from the economic operator in a response; e.g. DESCRIPTION, INDICATOR, QUANTITY, URL, etc.). The economic operator must provide a value for the response that is consistent with the type specified by the contracting authority.

This other XSD diagram shows the elements of the properties of a criterion :

TenderingCriterion
Figure 38. cac:TenderingCriterionProperty - XSD Schema

Notice that: One sub-criterion 'is a' criterion:

SubTenderingCriterion
Figure 39. cac:SubTenderingCriterion- XSD Schema

Expected elements

The following table lists the elements of a criterion property. Beware that the majority of the elements are the possible types of responses that the contracting authority can specify. The economic operator, in the ESPDResponse, must provide values that are consistent with the type specified by the contracting authority.

Table 23. Properties, expected elements

Class name:

cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

Definition:

Caption (i.e. a 'label'), specific MS or contracting authority requirement (e.g. 'Number of references expected: 5' or a question addressed to the economic operator (e.g. 'Your average yearly turnover for the past three years?'.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013

Business rule(s):

EXTENDED (BR-SC-20)

File:

dist/common/xsdrt/UBL-CommonAggregateComponents-2.2.xsd

Path:

/QualificationApplicationRequest/cac:TenderingCriterion/cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

Identifies one specific property.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: Property identifiers must use UUID numbers (version 4) automatically generated. The responses of the economic operator (in the ESPD Response document) will refer to this UUID to link the response with one, and only one, criterion property. See the section about the ESPD Response for examples.

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-18, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:Description

Text

1

The text of the caption, requirement or question.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: None.

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-19)

cbc:TypeCode

Code

1

The type of property. Used to verify that structure of the property is correct.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List 'CriterionElementType'. Possible types are 'CAPTION, REQUIREMENT and QUESTION'. If the type is CAPTION or REQUIREMENT no answer is expected from the economic operator and therefore the cbc:ValueDataTypeCode must be set to NONE. Otherwise this value must be set to one of the values defined in the Code List 'ResponseDataType'

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-TC-20, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#14, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:ValueDataTypeCode

Code

1

The type of answer expected by the contracting authority in the case of a poperty of type QUESTION.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: Compulsory use of the Code List ResponseDataType. Verify that the value`is different to NONE`for properties of type QUESTION.

Rule scope: Common (BR-TC-21, BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-03, BR-OTH-01#12, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:ValueUnitCode

Code

0..1

The unit of measure of the numeric value as a quantity or measure in the expected response from the economic operator.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01)

cbc:ValueCurrencyCode

Code

0..1

The currency of the numeric value as an amount in the expected response from the economic operator.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01)

cbc:ExpectedID

Identifier

0..1

The expected identifier that the economic operator has to provide in the criterion response.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-LOT-40)

cbc:ExpectedCode

Code

0..1

The expected code that the economic operator has to provide in the Criterion response.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01)

cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric

Numeric

0..1

The expected value that the economic operator has to provide in the Criterion response.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

cbc:MaximumValueNumeric

Numeric

0..1

The maximum value the response must have.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

cbc:MinimumValueNumeric

Numeric

0..1

The minimum value the response must have.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

cbc:CertificationLevelDescription

Text

0..1

The description of the level of the expected certification.

Information Requirement: *Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode`" class="bare">http://wiki.ds.unipi.gr/display/ESPDInt/BIS+41+-ESPD+V2.1.0#BIS41-ESPDV2.1.0-tbr070-013[_tbr070-013_].

*Rule*: Verify that the value of `+cac:TypeCode` is set to`QUESTION`and that the cac:ValueTypeCode is different to NONE.

cac:ApplicablePeriod

Class

0..1

The period to which this criterion property shall apply.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: The ESPD-EDM does only expect start date and end date.

cac:TemplateEvidence

Class

0..n

A pointer to one or more evidences that support the veracity of this criterion.

Information Requirement: tbr070-013.

Rule: None.

XML Examples

  1. See examples in sections about exclusion and selection criteria.

  2. You will notice in the examples that the element cbc:Name is never used. Instead the cac:Description is sufficient for all the ESPD purposes.

IV.5 Mock-ups

Chapters V. Exclusion Criteria and VI. Selection Criteria describe in detail the different types of exclusion and selection criteria defined and used in the ESPD-EDM. By type of criterion we refer to criteria that share common characteristics, namely how they are structured. Each type of criterion is presented from three perspectives:

  1. Layout and functional: Mock-ups are provided to explain which data are expected and, to some extent, how software applications should behave (what to show/hide, validate or process depending on variables like 'what the user answers' or 'which is the role of the user'). Mock-ups are provided for both the contracting authority and economic operator perspectives;

  2. Structural: two spread-sheet books (two files) are provided with this document aimed to explain how each type of criterion is organised (each book contains different sheets (tabs). Each 'tab' shows the structure of one type of criterion (e.g. 'EG-Convictions', 'EG-Contributions', …​, 'SC-Suitability', 'SC_References', etc.; where 'EG' stands for 'Exclusion Grounds', and 'SC' stands for 'Selection Criteria').

    • ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy-BASIC-V2.1.1.ods, where the structures of the Basic ESPD criteria are defined;

    • ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy-EXTENDED-V2.1.1.ods, where the structures of the Extended ESPD criteria are defined.

  3. XML Implementation:

Each mock-up (or pair of CA + EO mock-ups) represent the structure represented in the data structure spread-sheet and in the supplied XML example. Whilst the mock-up and XML example are quite self-explanatory, to understand the value of the data structure spread-sheet needs to be explained; which is the mission of this very next sub-section below.

IV.6 Data Structures

The ESPD-EDM 'criterion' entity is a very flexible and business-agnostic structure. This flexibility provides a convenient way to represent any type of criteria. The counterpart is that the semantics of the criteria needs to be delimited based on codes, identifiers and design rules.

Hence this document proposes a way of representing the criteria following a regular method and providing concrete codes to specify types of criterion properties, and identifiers to distinguish the different criteria and reusable groups of properties (when studying these data groups you will observe that sub-groups of properties are reused in different criteria have identical identifiers and structures).

The following two figures below illustrate the data structure sheets for one simple exclusion criterion (EG-Contributions) from both models of the ESPD, Basic and Extended. Compare them with the UBL-2.2 cac:TenderingCriterion XSD element.

The columns of the tables are to be interpreted as follows:

  • Column 1: an ordinal number to sort sequentially the criteria

  • Column 2: contains always the opening and closing tag for Criterion

  • Columns 3 to 17: reserved for the opening and closing tags defining the data structure (see the tag codes in code list CriterionElementType).

  • Column 18: Name, a short descriptive text to identify the criterion withouth having to read the description

  • Column 19: Description, the text describing the criterion as kept in e-Certis

  • Column 20: Value a possible value or description of the value used by the transformation artefacts to produce example XML instances

  • Column 21: Cardinality, indicates whether the element is mandatory or optional and its multiplicity

  • Column 22: PropertyDataType, the type of data expected according to the types defined in the code list ResponseDataType

  • Column 23: ElementUUID, The Universal Unique Identifier assigned to identify unambiguously a criterion, group or subgroup. These UUID are kept in e-Certis, except for those that have to be generated dynamically (e.g. UUIDs for Questions, Captions and Requirements). See also the special note "Criteria Taxonomy/Data Structures and the use of UUIDS" below

  • Column 24: Element Code; in the case of Criterion it contains the code that categorises the criterion in the taxonomy of exclusion and selection criteria (it maps to the taxonomy drawn in the online documentation and in the spread-sheet files "ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy*" in folder dist/cl). For the rest of elements there are three types of codes (see also section:

    • ON*, meaning "process always" (e.g. show always or read and extract data always")

    • ONTRUE, meaning "process this group only if the previous parent question (always an INDICATOR) has been answered affirmatively"

    • ONFALSE, meaning "process this group only if the previous parent question (always an INDICATOR) has been answered negatively"

  • Column 25: Code List; it indicates which is the name of code list containing the possible values that must be used for this field. This value is most cases a code however beware that in this ESPD-EDM specification at least one code list contains codes that are not intended to be used as values of codes. See the section titled Codes and code lists.

Basic

Basic 'Contributions' criterion data structure
Figure 40. Basic 'Contributions' criterion data structure

Extended

Extended 'Contributions' criterion data structure
Figure 41. Extended 'Contributions' criterion data structure

We could say that the 'data structures' represented in the spread-sheets define a kind of 'meta-language' (or 'controlled vocabulary') that helps 'map' the structure of an ESPD-EDM criterion and the UBL-2.2 criterion data structure. The table below 'maps' both vocabularies. Please compare any of the data structures provided in this document with both the UBL-2.2 XSD Schemas and the XML examples provided herein.

Table 24. Mapping between the ESPD-EDM criterion data structure spread-sheets and the UBL-2.2 vocabulary

ESDP-EDM Spread-sheet vocabulary

UBL-2.2 vocabulary

CRITERION

cac:TenderingCriterion

SUBCRITERION

cac:SubTenderingCriterion

REQUIREMENT_GROUP

cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

QUESTION_GROUP

cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

REQUIREMENT_SUBGROUP

cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

QUESTION_SUBGROUP

cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

CAPTION

cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

REQUIREMENT

cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

QUESTION

cac:TenderingCriterionProperty

ADDITIONAL_DESCRIPTION_LINE

cbc:Description (namely in cac:TenderingCriterion)

LEGISLATION

cac:Legislation

The ESPD-EDM data structures vocabulary is defined in the Code List "CriterionElementType". Her you have the definitions provided therein:

  • CRITERION: A criterion (in the case of the the ESPD an Exclusion or Selection criterion); maps to a UBL-2.2 cac:TenderingCriterion class

  • SUBCRITERION: Used to define national sub-criteria; maps to a UBL-2.2 cac:SubTenderingCriterion class

  • REQUIREMENT_GROUP: Group of requirements or remarks issued by a MS or a CA; maps to a UBL-2.2 cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

  • REQUIREMENT_SUBGROUP: A subgroup of requirements or remarks inside a group or subgroup of requirements; maps to a UBL-2.2 cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

  • REQUIREMENT: Requirement, remark, rule, restriction or additional information to which the EO needs to conform or comply with; maps to a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty class (one data type must be specified for the value supplied by the contracting authority (CA); see see codes in the Code List "ResponseDataType")

  • QUESTION_GROUP: Group of questions, each question requiring a datum as an answer from the EO; maps to a cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup class

  • QUESTION_SUBGROUP: A subgroup of questions inside a group or a subgroup of questions; maps to a cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup

  • QUESTION: A question that requires an answer (a specific datum) from the EO; maps to a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty class (one, and only one, data type is expected; see codes in the Code List "ResponseDataType" )

  • CAPTION: A text label (no requirement nor answer is expected); maps to a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty class (the expected response data type is NONE)

  • ADDITIONAL_DESCRIPTION_LINE: Additional line in a description (for descriptions that can be split in several lines); maps to a cbc:Description element (namely in cac:TenderingCriterion)

  • LEGISLATION: An instance of a Legislation class; maps to a cac:Legislation class

The main differences between REQUIREMENT, CAPTION and QUESTION are:

  1. A REQUIREMENT is a condition, restriction or rule established by the Member State (in e-Certis, for all procurement procedures) or the contracting authority (CA, for the specific procurement procedure). REQUIREMENT(s) are not intended to be responded by the economic operator; but the economic operator must conform to (comply with) it. Examples of REQUIREMENT(s): 'Provide at least three references to similar works', 'The expected lowest general yearly turnover is 1,000,000 €', etc. (see mock-ups);

  2. A CAPTION is a label normally used to introduce a group of REQUIREMENT(s) or QUESTION(s); e.g. 'Lots the EO tenders to' (which is followed by a list of Lots identifiers provided by the EO);

  3. A QUESTION is a direct request for a specific datum by the MS or the CA addressed to the EO. The EO has to respond this QUESTION with a value of the expected type of data.

If you examine any of the XML examples provided in this document you will observe that:

  • SUBCRITERION is currently used to specify national criteria. The Basic ESPD documents do not specify SUBCRITERIA. The Extended model does;

  • The Basic ESPD documents do not specify REQUIREMENT(s), only QUESTION(s). The Extended model does;

  • The reason for having 'groups' and 'sub-groups' of properties is because UBL-2.2 defined the 'TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup' and 'SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup';

  • In the Extended version the following rules apply in a regular way:

    • When the member state (MS) or the contracting authority (CA) needs to specify REQUIREMENT(s), the outer group of the data structure is always a REQUIREMENT_GROUP (e.g. 'EG-Contributions', 'SC-Suitability', or practically all selection criteria). Otherwise the outer group is always a QUESTION_GROUP (e.g. 'EG-Convictions', 'EG-Environ-Social-Labour_Law', 'EG-Business', etc.);

    • A REQUIREMENT_GROUP always contain a first element CAPTION or REQUIREMENT. This is because in the UBL-2.2 XSD schema the first mandatory element is always a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty element;

    • A REQUIREMENT_GROUP or REQUIREMENT-SUBGROUP may contain either REQUIREMENT_SUBGROUPS and/or QUESTION_SUBGROUPS;

    • The only possibility in the UBL-2.2 model to distinguish whether a group or a subgroup of criterion properties contains REQUIREMENT(s) or QUESTION(s) is to look into the value of the cac:TenderingCriterionProperty/cbc:TypeCode. The list of possible codes are the ones of the above mentioned Code List "CriterionElementType".

IV.7 XML examples and tools

The fact of presenting the data structures as a spread-sheet book had an additional reason: to use the spread-sheet as an elementary prototype tool to generate the XML instances of the criteria for the ESPD Request and ESDP Response documents.

Thus the folder dist/xslt/ODS Data Structures to ESPD XML contains four XSL style-sheets that facilitate the generation of the complete set of criteria required in an ESDP Request or in an ESDP Response XML file.

For this, you can use the following method: Rename the .ods files as .ods.zip and extract the file 'content.xml'; use an XML editor to load the 'content.xml' file and the XSL-T file. Associate (or reference) the XSLT file to the XML. Launch the transformation from the XML Editor. Save the output file.

Beware that this solution is a simple prototype aimed at generating the complete list of criteria that may occur in an ESDP Request and the responses (but not the the criteria properties) in an ESPD Response.

The following features are implemented in the first set of transformation XSL-T style-sheet (BASIC-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt and EXTENDED-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt):

  • All the root elements are created and commented;

  • An empty contracting authority is created in the ESPD Request and ESPD Response (no data about any CA is supplied); just the necessary for the XML to be validated against the XSD schema;

  • An empty economic operator is created in the ESPD Response (no data about any EO is supplied); just the necessary for the XML to be validated against the XSD schema;

  • All the exclusion and selection criteria in the spread-sheets are created;

  • Per each criterion a complete Legislation object is instantiated with 'dummy' values.

The following features are NOT implemented in the first set of transformation XSL-T style-sheet (BASIC-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt and EXTENDED-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt):

  • The publications and document references requested in the business requirements are not generated; but the XML examples provided in the distribution do contain examples of TED and national publications (both for the ESPD Request and ESPD Response examples. See files BASIC-ESPDRequest-2.1.1.xml, BASIC-ESPDResponse-2.1.1.xml, EXTENDED-ESPDRequest-2.1.1.xml and EXTENDED-ESPDResponse-2.1.1.xml, in the xml folder.

  • The response value and cardinality are shown for informative purposes. No functionality is currently implemented based on them, but could be used in future improved versions of the prototype;

The following features are implemented in the second set of transformation XSL-T style-sheet (From-BASIC-REQUEST_to_RESPONSE.xslt and From-EXTENDED-REQUEST_to_RESPONSE.xslt files):

  • All the root elements are created and commented;

  • An empty contracting authority is created (no data about any CA is supplied); just the necessary for the XML to be validated against the XSD schema;

  • An empty economic operator is created (no data about any EO is supplied); just the necessary for the XML to be validated against the XSD schema;

  • A cac:TenderingCriterionResponse per cac:TenderingCriterionProperty in the ESPD Request document is created with 'dummy' values. The cac:ResponseValue elements are of the data type expected as specified in the ESPD Request cac:TenderingCriterionProperty/cac:ValueDataTypeCode element.

The following feature is NOT implemented in the first set of transformation XSL-T style-sheet (BASIC-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt and EXTENDED-ESPDRequest-Annotated-V2.1.1.xslt):

  • The Criteria from the ESPD Request are not copied in the ESPD Response document. but the XML examples in the xml folder do.

IV.8 GUI control elements

The ESPD-EDM specification includes two sets of data elements (codes) that help software applications control how to show the Graphic User Interfaces (GUI) dealing with ESPD Documents. These elements can be seen as ''processing instructions''.

ONTRUE/ONFALSE codes for GROUP and SUBGROUP control

Three codes concerning the GROUPS or SUBGROUPS of REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION(s) are defined in the code list PropertyGroupType:

  1. ON*, meaning that the GROUP or SUBGROUP has to be processed always;

  2. ONTRUE, meaning that the GROUP or SUBGROUP has to be processed, and announcing that a GROUP or SUBGROUP is coming next which must not be processed if the value of the closer QUESTION of type INDICATOR is true;

  3. ONFALSE, meaning that the GROUP or SUBGROUP must be processed if the value of the closer QUESTION of type INDICATOR is false;

These codes are used for a software application modules to know whether it has to process a concrete GROUP or SUBGROUP. If the objective of the module is, for example, to build dynamically the Graphic User Interface (GUI) - based on the ESPD-Request or an ESPD-Response XML instance-, then a GROUP or SUBGROUP marked as ONTRUE implies that the GROUP or SUBGROUP content is to be shown, whilst the one marked as ONFALSE needs to be hidden. GROUPS and SUBGROUPS marked as ON* imply that has to be always shown. You can see this mechanism as a way of implementing ''choices'' or ''switch/cases'' inside a Criterion Data Structure.

The figure below illustrates how the ONTRUE and ONFALSE SUBGROUPS of a Criterion of type "Contributions (Exclusion Grounds)" relate to each of its ''closer QUESTION'' of type INDICATOR (see boxes and lines coloured in blue):

ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 42. GROUP and SUBGROUP control via the ONTRUE/ONFALSE codes

The screen-captures below illustrate how the European Commission’s ESP Service processed the GUI for the Exclusion Criterion ''Contributions'' based on this mechanism:

ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 43. Case 1: When the first QUESTION ''Your Answer?'' is set to false:
ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 44. Case 2: When the first QUESTION ''Your Answer?'' is set to true:
ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 45. Case 3: When the first QUESTION ''Your Answer?'' and the option "Has this breach of obligations been established …​" are both set to true:
ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 46. Case 4: When all the QUESTION(s) that are INDICATORS are set to true

Radio-Button and Check-box controls

In version 2.1.0 a new code list named BooleanGUIControlType has been added to help software application process REQUIREMENT(s) issued by the contracting authority when drafting Extended ESPD documents. For the time being this need is only present in one Criterion of the Extended ESPD: 'Other economic or financial requirements' (CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.OTHER_REQUIREMENT(s)). The figure below shows the data structure for that Criterion:

ONTRUE/ONFALSE choice control
Figure 47. Use of the code list BooleanGUIControlType

Notice that:

  1. The property data type used is BOOLEAN_CODE. This is a new type that has been added to the code list ResponseDataType to make obvious that the code is specifically used to identify a three state indicator (true, false or not checked). In the case of this particular Criterion it is used specify the type of value that will be provided by the contracting authority for this specific REQUIREMENT (see the XML example below);

  2. The possible values for this property data type are defined in the code list BooleanGUIControlType, which are: RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE, RADIO_BUTTON_FALSE, RADIO_BUTTON_UNSELECTED, CHECK_BOX_TRUE, CHECK_BOX_FALSE and CHECK_BOX_UNCHECKED [2];

  3. When the value of the CODE_BOOLEAN is RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE (true) the SUBGROUPs of REQUIREMENT(s) (UUID 26ece6a2-b360-46c1-890d-8338913b8719 ) and QUESTION(s) (UUID 9b3a04ff-e36d-4d4f-b47c-82ad402b9b02) are processed (e.g. shown by the GUI). Otherwise the software application processes the alternative SUBGROUPs of REQUIREMENT(s) (UUID cc96aa19-a0be-4409-af58-ff3f3812741b) and QUESTION(s) (UUID 5fe93344-ed91-4f97-bcab-b6720a131798).

The following fragment of XML code shows how this is expressed:

Use of semantised boolean codes for REQUIREMENT processing control
<!-- lines with '...' refer to elements that have been removed for brevity. See complete sample in folder dist/xml of this distribution -->

<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!--...-->
                <Description>Lots the requirement applies to</Description>
                <!--...-->
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <!--...-->
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!--...-->
                    <Description>Lot ID</Description>
                    <!--...-->
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">26ece6a2-b360-46c1-890d-8338913b8719</ID>
                <PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c62f2c7-0c51-451d-8730-427f92ed618c</ID>
                    <Description>Select the type of requirement</Description>
                    <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                    <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE_BOOLEAN</ValueDataTypeCode>(1)
                    <ExpectedCode listID="BooleanGUIControlType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE</ExpectedCode>(2)
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <!--...-->
                    <PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</PropertyGroupTypeCode>(3)
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">13728a54-21e3-4c84-8b11-48666c3d260f</ID>
                        <Description>Specify the total invoiced amount, taxes included.</Description>
                        <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                        <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <ExpectedDescription>__FinReqsDescription</ExpectedDescription>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">48c7b3bf-8d1c-4497-a915-78d53ba68089</ID>
                        <Description>Minimum amount</Description>
                        <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                        <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <MinimumAmount currencyID="EUR">100006</MinimumAmount>(4)
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8b4ae4f0-2849-49ea-a64b-7bb20c60bde4</ID>
                        <Description>Start date; End date</Description>
                        <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                        <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <cac:ApplicablePeriod>
                            <StartDate>2000-10-10</StartDate>
                            <EndDate>2000-10-10</EndDate>
                        </cac:ApplicablePeriod>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9b3a04ff-e36d-4d4f-b47c-82ad402b9b02</ID>
                        <PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"></PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1d89c188-58d2-461e-a4f6-a17f689d87f4</ID>
                            <Description>Amount</Description>
                            <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</TypeCode>(5)
                            <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</ValueDataTypeCode>(6)
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cc96aa19-a0be-4409-af58-ff3f3812741b</ID>
                    <PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</PropertyGroupTypeCode>(7)
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">57d4160f-20b4-4b43-967b-76b038a2fa6b</ID>
                        <Description>Minimum rating</Description>
                        <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                        <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY</ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f07b5174-93ae-46dd-aa26-7f451d97f6a8</ID>
                        <Description>Rating scheme</Description>
                        <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</TypeCode>
                        <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <ExpectedDescription></ExpectedDescription>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5fe93344-ed91-4f97-bcab-b6720a131798</ID>
                        <PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"></PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3bd1913b-c461-41eb-87c4-84e003785a56</ID>
                            <Description>Rating</Description>
                            <TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</TypeCode>(8)
                            <ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY</ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!--...-->
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterion>
1 This property (cac:TenderingCriterionProperty) can be used by the software application to help the contracting authority select the type of REQUIREMENT it wants to be shown to the economic operator, either an Amount limited by a threshold and a period of time or rating constrained by a threshold and a rating scheme. The expected value will be a code expressing a three-state indicator (a boolean semantised as CODE_BOOLEAN).
2 In this example, the contracting authority has specified the value RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE.
3 As the value of the element cbc:ExpectedCode, inside the REQUIREMENT (cac:TenderingCriterionProperty) ''Select the type of requirement'', is RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE the economic operator will see the first SUBGROUP of REQUIREMENT(s) (UUID 26ece6a2-b360-46c1-890d-8338913b8719) and will have to respond the QUESTION with the text "Amount".
4 The contracting authority is specifying that an amount above 100006 Euros is expected.
5 This is the QUESTION that the economic operator needs to respond (the "Amount" corresponding to the economic of financial requirement (in this example: "Specify the total invoiced amount, taxes included" (cac:TenderingCriterionProperty UUID 13728a54-21e3-4c84-8b11-48666c3d260f).
6 The economic operator (EO) will have to respond using an element of type cbc:Amount, see the next fragment of XML below for the response of the EO. The validation mechanism checks that the type of data specified by the contracting authority in the ESPD-Request (AMOUNT) and the type of data provided in the ESPD-Response (cbc:ReponseAmount) are coherent.
7 This SUBGROUP is never processed (e.g. shown to the economic operator) as it contains the SUBGROUP of REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION in case the contracting authority had specified RADIO_BUTTON_FALSE as an answer to the field "Select the type of requirement".
8 The QUESTION that the economic operator would have had to respond in case the contracting authority had selected the second SUBGROUP of REQUIREMENT(s), which is not the case in this example.
Response of the economic operator to the REQUIREMENT "Amount"
<!-- ... -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
        <ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">76085d25-05ad-4cb3-b1e0-675558e3f43e</ID>
        <ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1d89c188-58d2-461e-a4f6-a17f689d87f4</ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>(1)
        <cac:ResponseValue>
            <ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">42245674-d305-40bf-8b58-87ba51313345</ID>
            <ResponseAmount currencyID="EUR">10025</ResponseAmount>(2)(3)(4)
        </cac:ResponseValue>
    </cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
1 This UUID is identical to the UUID of the cac:TenderingCriterionProperty selected by the contracting authority for the QUESTION "Amount:" (see XML above).
2 The element cbc:ResponseAmount is of type "AMOUNT", as expected by the validation mechanisms.
3 The value of the amount meets the REQUIREMENT, as the amount is required to be above 10006 Euros (see XML above, notice the currencyID type value, too).
4 Beware that, contrary to other numeric types of data, AMOUNT is not semantised and mapped to cbc:ResponseMinimumAmount nor cbc:ResponseMaximumAmount`, as in the current ESPD-EDM specification all monetary thresholds are always "minimum" (and similarly for QUANTITY or QUANTITY_INTEGER, e.g. see the REQUIREMENT ''Minimum number of years'' in criterion #49 (tab SC-Abilities_5 (Staff) in the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy-EXTENDED spread-sheet).

Use of CAPTION

As explained in section IV.6 Data Structures (see from ''Table 25. Mapping between the ESPD-EDM criterion data structure spread-sheets and the UBL-2.2 vocabulary ESDP-EDM Spread-sheet vocabulary'' on, the term CAPTION is used in the Criteria Taxonomy data structures to inform software applications about the presence of a text label. Applications could use it to label boxes containing groups of REQUIREMENT(s) or of QUESTION(s). But in general software applications should know how to present the contents of the XML instances without having to recur to such resources (see the ''Note for the future: eBusiness Documents should not convey Process Instructions'' just below).

A CAPTION is mapped to the UBL element cbc:TenderingCriterionProperty. This is the reason why the ESPD-EDM had to introduce an element that, in the end, is quite ''dummy'': the UBL-2.2 specification requires that the first element of a GROUP or SUBGROUP is has always to be a criterion property (an element cac:TenderingCriterionProperty).

For software applications, the implication can be reduced to a very simple rule: when encountering a cac:TenderingCriterionProperty which cbc:TypeCode value equals CAPTION just skip it!

Business data and GUI decoupling

The business domain semantics should be decoupled from its management processes. Thus eBusiness Documents [3] should not contain processing instructions but just data about the business domain. One counter-example for this statement are those cases when the XML instances contain processing instructions for a software GUI solution to manage how the layout must behave or how the data must be presented.

For the time being, the ESPD-EDM does not conform 100% to this rule: the purpose of the code lists PropertyGroupType and BooleanGUIControlType and of the CAPTION tag aim precisely to the opposite. They are not part of the Business Domain Data Model.

One reason that led to include these kind of "processing instructions" in the ESPD-Exchange Data Model is the high level of abstraction of the ISA2 Core Criterion and Evidence Vocabulary (CCEV) (the UBL-2.2 cac:TenderingCriterion is a specialisation of this vocabulary). As GROUPs and SUBGROUPS of REQUIREMENT(s) and of QUESTION(s) may be freely and unlimitedly nested, the software applications may have a hard time to detect whether a GROUP or SUBGROUP contains REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION(s) or just QUESTION(s) (which is usual in the ESP-EDM specification). Or vice-versa, if a GROUP or SUBGROUP comes first with QUESTION(s) followed by REQUIREMENT(s) (something that never happens in the ESPD-EDM specification).

One way for the ESPD-EDM to help software applications understand that a nested data structure is a GROUP of REQUIREMENT(s) or just of QUESTION(s) would have been codifying it as "REQUIREMENT_GROUP" or "QUESTION_GROUP", using for that purpose the element cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode element (similarly to what is done with the cbc:TypeCode element inside the cac:TenderingCriterionProperty). However for backwards compatibility reasons with the MS software applications the decision was made to reserve the cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode to control the GUI behaviour by means of the values defined in the code list PropertyGroupType (codes ON*, ONTRUE and ONFALSE).

The way currently used by software applications to detect whether a GROUP (or SUBGROUP) carries REQUIREMENT(s) or not is to look at the type of the first criterion property: if the first cac:TenderingCriterionProperty is of cbc:TypeCode value REQUIREMENT then it is a REQUIREMENT_GROUP, if it is of value QUESTION then the GROUP (or SUBGROUP) contains only QUESTION(s).

In future versions, the ESPD-EDM should get rid of these codes and mechanisms that couple the eProcurement Data Model to the dynamic building-up of the Graphic User Interfaces (GUIs) or to other processing needs. One possible solution could be to separate the particular software applications needs from the business data model by means of ''annotations'' that can be linked to each data element that needs it, at integration data time (i.e. when acquiring the data; e.g. just after the reception of an eBusiness Document from another system).

For this, imagine that each element of the Criteria Taxonomy data structures could contain (or be preceded by) one or more instructions addressed to the software application for one particular purpose, as illustrated in the figure below (elements starting with an @ symbol):

PI annotations
Figure 48. Annotation with processing instructions of one Criterion Data Structures

The fragment of XML code below illustrates how a mediation service, after reception and storage [4], could enrich the XML instance containing the business data with processing instruction annotations, based on the annotated data structure shown above (the complete example can be found in the folder Annotations Proposal

Use of annotations to decouple the business data payload from the software application processing needs
<!-- Criterion:Enrolment in a relevant professional register -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6ee55a59-6adb-4c3a-b89f-e62a7ad7be7f</cbc:ID>
<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
listVersionID="2.1.1"
>CRITERION.SELECTION.SUITABILITY.PROFESSIONAL_REGISTER_ENROLMENT</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
<cbc:Name>Enrolment in a relevant professional register</cbc:Name>
<cbc:Description>It is enrolled in relevant professional registers kept in the
Member State of its establishment as described in Annex XI of Directive
2014/24/EU; economic operators from certain Member States may have to comply
with other requirements set out in that Annex.</cbc:Description>
<!-- ... -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
<xs:annotation>(1)
        <xs:documentation>This is a root GROUP OF REQUIREMENT(s) INSIDE A CRITERION.</xs:documentation>(2)
        <xs:documentation>This group must be processed (e.g. shown) ALWAYS.</xs:documentation>
        <espd:groupVisibilityDependencyType>ON*</espd:groupVisibilityDependencyType>(3)
</xs:annotation>
<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
        schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
        >a53561d5-6614-4dbe-987e-b96f35387f46</cbc:ID>
<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
        >CRITERION_REQUIREMENT_GROUP</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>(4)
<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <xs:annotation> (5)
                <xs:documentation>This is a DUMMY PROPERTY: the XSD schema makes its presence compulsory (cardinality 1). It can be used, though, to label a GUI frame to ecompasse the group of properties below.</xs:documentation>
        </xs:annotation>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                >9d5da9ce-fa74-405b-a0ce-2c8f6842b71f</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>Lots the requirement apply to</cbc:Description>
        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                >3be88342-5d6e-4160-a37d-e1dd9fc1e92e</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>LotIDs</cbc:Description>
        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
        <!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
        <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">[List of Lots]</cbc:ExpectedID>
</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
         <xs:annotation>(6)
                <xs:documentation> This is a SUBGROUP OF REQUIREMENT(s) INSIDE A GROUP OF REQUIREMENT(s).</xs:documentation>
                <xs:documentation>This group must be processed (e.g. shown) ALWAYS.</xs:documentation>
					<espd:groupVisibilityDependencyType
							>CRITERION_REQUIREMENT_SUBGROUP</espd:groupVisibilityDependencyType>
        </xs:annotation>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                >3aacb82e-afba-440c-b64e-1834007965a2</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >CRITERION_REQUIREMENT_SUBGROUP</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                        schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >04a713af-549c-4443-84a8-2bd43f6728bd</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Register name</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
                <cbc:ExpectedDescription>[Register Name]</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>

<!-- ... etc. -->
1 Block of annotations applied to an element.
2 Human-addressed description of what processing needs to be applied to the next data element. The description can be split in multiple lines.
3 Instructs the software application that it must show this GROUP in any case.
4 Tells the software application what type of GROUP this is (in this case it is a GROUP of REQUIREMENT(s)).
5 Note about the "dumminess" of this element.
6 Next group of annotations, etc…​

V. Exclusion criteria

REQUIREMENT

br41-002

The contracting body shall provide the exclusion grounds and selection criteria for its tendering process as structured information – via ESPD template or structured list of criteria set out in a call for tender.

REQUIREMENT tbr070-009

The ESPD request must contain information about the criteria that set the exclusion grounds as stated in directive 2014/24/EU Art. 57 and referred to in directive 2014/25/EU Art. 80 and/or according to national legislation. These should be retrieved from e-Certis.

Differences between Basic and Extended exclusion criteria

As far as the data structures of exclusion criteria are concerned there are practically not differences between a Basic ESPD and a Extended ESPD.

The only two differences lie in:

  1. The way the criteria are worded; e.g. the description of a conviction criterion reads like this in the two cases:

    • Basic ESPD Request: Has the economic operator, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the field of environmental law? As referred to for the purposes of this procurement in national law, in the relevant notice or the procurement documents or in Article 18(2) of Directive 2014/24/EU.

    • Extended ESPD Request: Has the economic operator, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the field of environmental law? As referred to for the purposes of this procurement in this ESPD document and in the national law, in the relevant notice or the procurement documents or in Article 18(2) of Directive 2014/24/EU.

  2. The criterion 'Contributions' (i.e. Payment of Taxes and Social Security Contributions) adds a national REQUIREMENT to set the minimum threshold of debt for taxes or social security that is allowed in the Member State.

As suggested in section "Criteria Data Structures" criteria may be grouped in several different categories. The figure below is intended to identify and list these categories for the Exclusion criteria (branches in text boxes), and specific subgroups within each category (leaves in text without boxes).

Each branch in this 'criteria taxonomy' corresponds to one data structure that is identical for all the leaves under that branch (e.g. compare the names of the boxes with the tabs of the spreadsheets containing the Basic and Extended taxonomies).

Exclusion criteria taxonomy
Figure 49. Exclusion criteria taxonomy

V.1 Convictions

Information requirement

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The only difference between Basic and Extended concerning conviction criteria is that the Extended ESPD allow Member States to link national sub-criteria to the EU conviction criterion. Thus:

    • For Basic ESPDs the XML file will not contain the national criteria specified in e-Certis. See the figure showing the data structure for Basic ESPDs.

    • For Extended ESPDs the XML will contain the national criteria and also the QUESTION for the economic operator to answer whether it fulfills the national criterion or not. See the figure showing the data structure for Extended ESPDs below.

  2. The label ''Convictions'' groups all the criteria with identical data structures classified as:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONVICTIONS.*: ''participation in a criminal organisation'', ''corruption'', ''fraud'', ''terrorist offences linked to terrorist activities'', ''money laundering or terrorist financing'', ''child labour and other forms of trafficking in human beings''.

Note about the ESPD Service

If you are using the ESPD Service developed by the European Commission you will observe the label 'More information >>' on the left side of the mock-up. If you click on it the national criteria defined by the MS in the e-Certis will be shown. However you must be warned that, as the EC ESPD Service does only implement the Basic ESPD V1.0.2 the national criterion will not be saved into the exported XML instance.

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

The figure below shows the GUI presented by the ESPD Service. Beware that the XML example we provide in this guide is based on the ESPD Request V2.1.1, which does allow the possibility of saving the national criteria, contrary to the ESPD V1.0.2.

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

Conviction EO mock-up
Figure 50. Conviction 'Participation in criminal organisation', mock-up (EO perspective)

Data structure - Basic

Notice that the only difference between the Basic and the Extended structures is that the Basic one does not contain a 'national sub-criterion'.

Convictions data structure
Figure 51. Data Structure for all 'Basic Conviction' exclusion grounds criteria

Data structure - Extended

Convictions data structure
Figure 52. Data Structure for all 'Extended Conviction' exclusion grounds criteria

XML Example - Extended

The fragment of XML code below illustrates how a 'Convictions' criterion looks like in a Extended ESPD Request. See comments beneath the example.

'Participation in a criminal organisation' conviction
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Participation in a criminal organisation -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">005eb9ed-1347-4ca3-bb29-9bc0db64e1ab</cbc:ID>
	(14)
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONVICTIONS.PARTICIPATION_IN_CRIMINAL_ORGANISATION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode> (15)

	<cbc:Name>Participation in a criminal organisation</cbc:Name> (16)
	<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator itself or any person who is a member of its administrative, management or supervisory body or has powers of representation, decision or control therein been the subject of a conviction by final judgment for participation in a criminal organisation, by a conviction rendered at the most five years ago or in which an exclusion period set out directly in the conviction continues to be applicable? As defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA of 24 October 2008 on the fight against organised crime (OJ L 300, 11.11.2008, p. 42).</cbc:Description>

	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>Participation in the activity of an organized criminal group ( The Criminal Code of Finland 39/1889 Chapter 17 Section 1)</cbc:Name>
		(12)
		<cbc:Description>Participation in the activity of an organized criminal group an accordance with the criminal code Chapter 17 Section 1</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">070e776e-6a83-44f2-8233-5ac8b39d3f62</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				(13)
				<cbc:Description>Extract from the Criminal Records</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Legal Register Centre</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode> (17)
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode> (18)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8591244c-5a6f-4dea-92d4-bba1fc7a7d00</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description> (19)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<!-- EU legislation data related to this criterion -->
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4ea7a10a-643e-4022-b67e-e06573b28ff5</cbc:ID>
		(20)
		<cbc:Title languageID="en">DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description languageID="en">Directive 2014/24/EU</cbc:Description> (21)
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel languageID="en">EU Directive</cbc:JurisdictionLevel> (22)
		<cbc:Article languageID="en">Article 57(1)</cbc:Article> (23)
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32014L0024</cbc:URI>
	</cac:Legislation>

	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7c637c0c-7703-4389-ba52-02997a055bd7</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode> (24)
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7ee6d863-8897-4e18-8a88-75b2503cc286</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description> (25)
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode> (26)
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode> (27)
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup> (28)
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">75f31476-677c-4fa6-b48a-2e4d4f09ce82</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Date of conviction</cbc:Description> (1)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7ea2ecf8-94a5-44bf-96ab-c8a430365811</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Reason</cbc:Description> (2)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">579f5614-d114-4b73-b2ff-3b7d15d19e25</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Who has been convicted</cbc:Description> (3)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ef9e3534-00bd-41ef-8f07-85efe6f44d1d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Length of the period of exclusion</cbc:Description> (4)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5f9f09f7-f701-432c-9fdc-c22c124a74c9</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c048c1bc-b280-4409-9480-1663a2fdfd13</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Have you taken measures to demonstrate your reliability (Self-Cleaning)?</cbc:Description> (5)
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">74e6c7b4-757b-4b40-ada6-fad6a997c310</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">db33b5ae-2290-4671-aeae-fd361d6f6958</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description> (6)(7)
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>

		<!-- CONSTANT STRUCTURE: Is this information available online --> (29)
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">643ed2c5-1be5-4b4d-8103-63dcec7f5fe0</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>(8)
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f0651bc9-41b9-49b2-9401-ed23ed6aa12d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>(9)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode> (10) (11)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
(10)(11)

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->
1 Date of conviction, see mock-up. Mandatory format 'YYYY-MM-DD'
2 The reason of convictions, see mock-up. A descriptive text.
3 The natural person or legal entity convicted. A text.
4 Length of the period of exclusion. A cac:Period will be used in the response by the economic operator. The EO may specify a starting date and an end-date or, alternatively, a text to commenting the length. See XML example in the ESPD Response section.
5 If the answer is No the QUESTION 'Please describe them' should not be shown.
6 Text box to describe the measures to demonstrate the economic operator’s reliability.
7 A whole group related to one conviction can be repeated multiple times (or deleted).
8 If answered as No the group of QUESTION(s) relating the online evidence should not be shown. Beware that the ESPD Response behaves totally differently as far as evidences are concerned. The data concerning the evidence in the ESPDRequest document is placed in the ESPD Response document in a component cac:Evidence in a different manner. See the section ESPD Response for more details on this. See also the XML examples.
9 The URL where to access the evidence. Will be placed in an element of the object cac:Evidence. See chapter "VIII.8 Evidences".
10 By specifying that the value of the expected data type is an evidence identifier (code EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER of the Code List ResponseDataType`) the Response will have to contain an evidence supplied in an element of the object cac:Evidence, at the end of the XML Instance. See chapter "VIII.8 Evidences".
11 The issuer party of this evidence (e.g. a base registry). Will be placed in the element cac:Evidence/cac:DocumentReference/cac:Attachment/cac:IssuerParty. Some countries use verification codes associated to evidences. To specify these verification codes you can use the Evidence ID, as in the end the code identifies uniquely the Evidence in the issuer system (see this XML example, look for 'Verification code' inside the example, bullet number 6).
12 National criterion defined by the MS in e-Certis (this example corresponds to Finland) related to the EU criterion on this conviction.
13 An additional specification for this national criterion, in this case related to the evidence that will be required by this Member State.
14 UUID supplied by e-Certis. See also the criteria taxonomy spread-sheet.
15 Exclusion criteria taxonomy code defined in the criteria taxonomy spread-sheet.
16 Compulsory name and description for the criterion as defined in e-Certis. See also criteria taxonomy spread-sheet. Beware that UBL-2.2 allows '0..n' description lines!
17 This property is a caption, a mere 'label'. See Code List 'CriterionElementType' for the complete list of possible options. Beware that when a property is of type CAPTION the cbc:ValueDataType must be set to NONE.
18 As the property is a CAPTION no response is expected from the economic operator. See Code List 'ResponseDataType' for the complete list of possible options.
19 Notice that in the ESPD Request the criterion properties never use its element cbc:Name.
20 EU legislation data related to this criterion. Notice that all the textual fields have multiple cardinality and may specify the language (attribute languageID. This can be used to express the same content in different languages. No language specified defaults to en (English).
21 The complete title as published in Eurlex or in a national official electronic bulletin board is expected for this field.
22 A quick reference name to refer to the legislation is expected for this field.
23 The jurisdiction level (or scope) covered by this legislation. You must use the text of the description supplied by the Code List LegislationType.
24 One or more articles from this legislation where the criterion is defined and referred to. Beware that the cardinality of this field is multiple.
25 Groups codified as ON* must be processed always (e.g. all its elements shown on a GUI or automatically parsed and saved, etc.).
26 Pay attention to this type of QUESTION(s). It is intended to act as a decision point. If answered with yes (INDICATOR value = true) some additional questions will be asked to the economic operator. Thus the value of the code of the next sub-group (set to ONTRUE).
27 This property is a QUESTION, therefore a specific type of value will be expected from the economic operator in the ESPD Response (an INDICATOR, i.e. a 'boolean' value true/false, in this case).
28 The cbc:ValueDataType indicates the type of value that the contracting authority requires for this QUESTION. Therefore, in its answer (inside the ESPD Request document) the economic operator will have to use also an INDICATOR value (true/false). Otherwise the mechanism used to validate the ESPD Response should consider the XML instance as invalid (should be treated as a FATAL error).
29 Data structures defined by GROW are re-usable. This is specially the case (but not uniquelly) of the structure 'Is this information available electronically?' Notice that the UUID that identifies this structure is always the same in all the criteria that include it. Similarly structures that are reused in different criteria do have the same UUID (as they are the same). Beware that the group of properties (URI, Reference/Code, Issuer) will only be shown if the answer is 'Yes', thus the sub-group code ONTRUE.
Note for the future: Cross-border/cross-sector codes

Some relevant trans-European initiatives like ECRIS, BRIS, EESSI, and other, have defined Code Lists and other reference data that could be used in e-Procurement, and specifically by the ESPD. This would enhance the cross-border and cross-sector semantic and technical interoperability.

Thus, in the case of Convictions, a new requirement could be introduced in G1 (see figures above) asking for the ECRIS Code corresponding to the offence that will be specified in the Response in case the Economic Operator answered ''yes'' to the first Requirement. The ECRIS Codes can be consulted in the Annex to the COUNCIL DECISION 2009/316/JHA of 6 April 2009 on the establishment of the European Criminal Records Information System (ECRIS) in application of Article 11 of Framework Decision 2009/315/JHA [5].

V.2 Contributions

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can specify the minimum debt an economic operator can maintain related to unpaid taxes or social security contributions.

  3. For both Basic and Extended, the category ''Contributions'' encompasses two criteria with identical data structures:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONTRIBUTIONS.*: ''payment of taxes'' and ''social security contributions''.

V.2.1 Basic Contributions

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

For a better understanding of the behavior of the Basic 'Contributions' have a look to the two figures below. They show two different options offered by the ESPD Service GUI perspective for the economic operator:

The figure below represents a possible mockup for the contracting authority perspective of the Conviction criterion 'Payment of Taxes' as retrieved from e-Certis:

Basic 'Payment of Taxes' (ESPD Service, CA perspective)
Figure 53. Basic 'Conviction' Payment of Taxes (ESPD Service, EO perspective) - OPTION 1 (YES)

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

The next mock-up shows the view of the economic operator when it answers "Yes" to the question "Has this breach of obligations been established by other means…​.?". See the next mock-up for the negative answer. See also the section IV.8 GUI control elements/ONTRUE/ONFALSE codes for GROUP and SUBGROUP control.

Basic 'Payment of Taxes' (ESPD Service, EO perspective)
Figure 54. Basic 'Conviction' Payment of Taxes (ESPD Service, EO perspective) - OPTION 1 (YES)

This other mock-up shows the view of the economic operator when it answers "No" to the question "Has this breach of obligations been established by other means…​.?".

Basic 'Payment of Taxes' (ESPD Service, EO perspective)
Figure 55. Basic 'Conviction' Payment of Taxes (ESPD Service, EO perspective) - OPTION 2 (NO)

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'Contributions' criterion data structure
Figure 56. Basic 'Contributions' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic Payment of Taxes (PoT)
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Payment of taxes -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b61bbeb7-690e-4a40-bc68-d6d4ecfaa3d4</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONTRIBUTIONS.PAYMENT_OF_TAXES</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>

	<cbc:Name>Payment of taxes</cbc:Name> (1)
	<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator breached its obligations relating to the payment of taxes, both in the country in which it is established and in Member State of the contracting authority or contracting entity if other than the country of establishment?</cbc:Description>

	<!-- Reference to the EU Directive where 'Payment of Taxes' are covered -->
	<cac:Legislation>	(11)
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4ea7a10a-643e-4022-b67e-e06573b28ff5</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title languageID="en">DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description languageID="en">Directive 2014/24/EU</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel languageID="en">EU Directive</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>Article 57(2)</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32014L0024</cbc:URI>
	</cac:Legislation>


	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">098fd3cc-466e-4233-af1a-affe09471bce</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0810157d-82d8-4a31-9814-b41de9ca0f7a</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f8499787-f9f8-4355-95e2-9784426f4d7b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">789302e2-acbe-4bee-b2a0-d0312207ef3d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Country or member state concerned</cbc:Description> (2)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE_COUNTRY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ea565b14-4b91-4730-840f-aae117a84a0c</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Amount concerned</cbc:Description> (3)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7c2aec9f-4876-4c33-89e6-2ab6d6cf5d02</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5773c0da-bccd-4378-89f3-1356f7bd2824</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Has this breach of obligations been established by means other than a judicial or administrative decision?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">80633323-a7b6-4206-9728-e4534eaad8b2</cbc:ID>

					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">115b8c74-1f17-4e26-a10a-f35198978b16</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Please describe which means were used</cbc:Description> (4)
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a49e6e25-0059-47da-9397-72c2db5fd5b1 </cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6e00a5f4-e832-40aa-b399-2d33f5657c04</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator fulfilled its obligations by paying or entering into a binding arrangement with a view to paying the taxes or social security contributions due, including, where applicable, any interest accrued or fines?</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">42a44eb9-b8c9-4a67-8776-e77fc5356efe</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c5b50839-e117-4415-b5b9-fba95d76c443</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description> (5)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">536417dc-8130-4981-85c5-fceba5541c58</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode> (12)
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">75545f09-5a13-40f3-af8b-6a4a131659fc</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>If this breach of obligations was established through a judicial or administrative decision, was this decision final and binding?</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8aaac22d-1b59-442e-9210-a6e70ec05962</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">63cb3683-44ce-4549-aefc-843204884011</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>Please indicate the date of conviction or decision</cbc:Description> (9)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">505a8da4-d7db-4870-8c3a-4229148a40e2</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>In case of a conviction insofar as established directly therein, the length of the period of exclusion</cbc:Description> (10)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">dd5919af-59eb-4295-b27b-5dfd73466ba4</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">849d935c-7ef8-4e00-b075-9b6094464367</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>(6)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode> (7)(8)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
(7)(8)(13)
1 EU Payment of Taxes (PoT) criterion according to the Directive.
2 Country or Member State concerned by the conviction. This field is only shown if the the answer to the previous QUESTION was Yes.
3 Amount concerned and currency for the amount concerned. The economic operator may change the currency. Notice that the currency is specified in the cac:Amount attribute @currencyID. To see how this looks like in an XML instance open an XM example file corresponding to an ESPDResponse and search for currencyID. The default currency is EUR, but the economic operator may specify it in the currency of its country.
4 Placeholder for the "[…​] means used to" establish the obligation (See mock-up above). Beware that this sub-structure is only processed (e.g. showed in a GUI, preserved in the XML instance, other) if the answer to the previous QUESTION is Yes (INDICATOR value = true). Compare with the ESPD Service screen-capture above (EO perspective) when the answer is yes.
5 Placeholder for the "Please describe them" field. This sub-group of one QUESTION is only shown if the previous QUESTION was answered with a Yes, thus the ONTRUE code for the sub-group.
6 URL from where to download the evidence. Will be placed in an element of the object cac:Evidence. See chapter "VIII.8 Evidences".
7 By specifying that the value of the expected data type is an evidence identifier (code EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER of the Code List ResponseDataType`) the Response will have to contain an evidence supplied in an element of the object cac:Evidence, at the end of the XML Instance. See chapter "VIII.8 Evidences".
8 The issuer party of this evidence (e.g. a base registry). Will be placed in the element cac:Evidence/cac:DocumentReference/cac:Attachment/cac:IssuerParty. Some countries use verification codes associated to evidences. To specify these verification codes you can use the Evidence ID, as in the end the code identifies uniquely the Evidence in the issuer system (see this XML example, look for 'Verification code' inside the example, bullet number 6).
9 Placeholder for the "Please indicate the date of conviction or decision". Beware that this sub-structure is only processed (e.g. showed in a GUI, preserved in the XML instance, other) if the answer to the previous QUESTION is Yes (INDICATOR value = true). Compare with the ESPD Service screen-capture above (EO perspective) when the answer is Yes. Notice also that this XML example contains the possible answers. This was done on purpose to show you how both branches are instantiated in the XML file. However in a real file (e.g. not in an example) it would not make sense have both XML branches, but only one: either the one corresponding to the Yes answer or the one for the No answer; which is the normal expected behaviour of a choice structure (this behavior is similar to the an XML choice structure, however UBL Naming and Design Rules (NDR) disavow the use of choices).
10 Placeholder for the "In case of a conviction, insofar as established…​". It goes in the same sub-group than the previous QUESTION about the date of conviction.
11 Notice that the structure and elements for legislation are always the same for all exclusion criteria. Also the UUID identifying the structure is the same in all the exclusion criteria, as this is a highly reusable structure.
12 Beware that this sub-structure is only processed if the answer to the QUESTION was No (INDICATOR value = false). Compare with the mock-up. Compare with the ESPD Service screen-capture above (EO perspective) when the answer is No.

V.2.2 Extended Contributions

REQUIREMENT The contracting authority needs to be able to specify national exclusion criteria linked to one EU criterion as well as criteria particular for the procurement procedure. The economic operator, in the ESPD Response document, will have to responde "Yes" or "No" to each national criterion thus confirming that it in breach of the Law.

See also the REQUIREMENT tbr070-015 about economic thresholds regarding unpaid taxes or social security obligations.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

The screen-capture below represents a possible mock-up for a contracting authority perspective of the Extended 'Contributions' criterion (Payment of Taxes).

Basic 'Payment of Taxes' (ESPD Service, CA perspective)
Figure 57. Basic 'Payment of Taxes' (ESPD Service, CA perspective)

This other screen-capture below represents a possible mock-up, from the contracting authority perspective, for the edition of requirements in a Extended 'Contributions' criterion (Payment of Taxes).

Extended 'Payment of Taxes', REQUIREMENT edition
Figure 58. Extended 'Payment of Taxes', REQUIREMENT edition (CA Perspective)

The differences with the Basic Contribution are:

  1. The criteria specified by the Member State in e-Certis will be save in the ESPD Request XML instance;

  2. The contracting authority has specified a pair of REQUIREMENT(s) for this procedure (threshold and additional information). If the REQUIREMENT is applicable to all procurement procedure (because it is in the national Law, for example) this would be defined as a national criterion in e-Certis.

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

This other mock-up illustrates what the economic operator sees.

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

Extended 'Payment of Taxes', EO  perspective
Figure 59. Extended 'Payment of Taxes', (EO perspective)

Data structure - Extended

The figure for the general data structure below is not reflecting the fact that, for this particular example (about Finland), the national sub-criterion will be repeated four times (the sub-criterion structure has cardinality 0..n). Hence the circles 2 to 5 in this figure meaning that the sub-criterion structure will be repeated for the national criteria 2 to 5. Verify that in the XML example there are four cac:SubTenderingCriterion elements)

Extended 'Contributions' criterion data structure
Figure 60. Extended 'Contributions' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended Payment of Taxes (PoT)
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Payment of taxes -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b61bbeb7-690e-4a40-bc68-d6d4ecfaa3d4</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONTRIBUTIONS.PAYMENT_OF_TAXES</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Payment of taxes</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator breached its obligations relating to the payment of taxes, both in the country in which it is established and in Member State of the contracting authority or contracting entity if other than the country of establishment?</cbc:Description> (1)

	<!-- Finland, in e-Certis, defines up to four different types of national exclusion ground for payment of taxes. Each one is instantiated in different national sub-criteria elements -->
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion> (2)
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<!-- Mandatory: name and description -->
		<cbc:Name>I. Payment of taxes ( Act on public procurement 1397/2016 81 Section 1 )</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>The contracting entity may decide to exclude from competitive tendering a candidate or tenderer that the contracting entity can prove, otherwise than by legally final decision or judgement, to have defaulted on a duty to pay the taxes or social security contributions of Finland or of its country of establishment;</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cde9df2e-1b89-443c-8946-c047f45c8935</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>1. Extract from Tax Debt Register</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Finnish Tax Administration</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52bcfe2c-53a5-4c57-986e-957dba43ce7e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>

	<!-- National criterion 2 --> (3)
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>II. Payment of taxes ( Act on public procurement 1397/2016 80 Section 4 )</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>The contracting entity shall also exclude from competitive tendering a candidate or tenderer that has been found by a legally final decision or judgement to have defaulted on a duty to pay the taxes or social security contributions of Finland or of its country of establishment.</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cde9df2e-1b89-443c-8946-c047f45c8935</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>1. Extract from the Criminal Records</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Legal Register Centre</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>2. Extract from Tax Debt Register</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Finnish Tax Administration</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52bcfe2c-53a5-4c57-986e-957dba43ce7e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<!-- National criterion 3 --> (4)
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>III. Aggravated tax fraud ( The Criminal Code of Finland 39/1889 Chapter 29 Section 2 )</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>If in the tax fraud (1) considerable financial benefit is sought or (2) the offence is committed in a particularly methodical manner and the tax fraud is aggravated also when assessed as a whole, the offender shall be sentenced for aggravated tax fraud to imprisonment for at least four months and at most four years.</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cde9df2e-1b89-443c-8946-c047f45c8935</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>1. Extract from the Criminal Records</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Legal Register Centre</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52bcfe2c-53a5-4c57-986e-957dba43ce7e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<!-- National criterion 4 --> (5)
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>IV. Tax fraud ( The Criminal Code of Finland 39/1889 Chapter 29 Section 1 )</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>A person who (1) gives a taxation authority false information on a fact that influences the assessment of tax, (2) files a tax return concealing a fact that influences the assessment of tax, (3) for the purpose of avoiding tax, fails to observe a statutory duty pertaining to taxation that is of significance in the assessment of tax, or (4) otherwise acts fraudulently, and thereby causes or attempts to cause a tax not to be assessed, a tax to be assessed too low or a tax to be unduly refunded, shall be sentenced for tax fraud to a fine or to imprisonment for at most two years.</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cde9df2e-1b89-443c-8946-c047f45c8935</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>1. Extract from the Criminal Records</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:Description>Issued By: Legal Register Centre</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52bcfe2c-53a5-4c57-986e-957dba43ce7e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>

	<!-- Reference to the EU Directive where 'Payment of Taxes' are covered -->
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4ea7a10a-643e-4022-b67e-e06573b28ff5</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title languageID="en">DIRECTIVE 2014/24/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description languageID="en">Directive 2014/24/EU</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel languageID="en">EU Directive</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>Article 57(2)</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/ES/TXT/?uri=celex%3A32014L0024</cbc:URI>
	</cac:Legislation>

	<!-- Member State and contracting authority REQUIREMENT(s). In this case the MS allows a maximum debt of 50 EUR, and additional information is provided for clarification purposes -->
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">53c9aad8-dc80-48f8-85d9-755c2aab8e95</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a764b129-26e7-4047-9d58-752ebd59af28</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Threshold</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
				<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">50</cbc:ExpectedAmount> (6)(7)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c4421575-0f45-430e-a3d9-9f9967eafdee</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Additional Information</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
				<cbc:ExpectedDescription>In case of debt please fulfill your obligation before tendering.</cbc:ExpectedDescription> (8)
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

		(9)
		<!-- The rest of the criterion is identical than for the Basic version -->

		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">098fd3cc-466e-4233-af1a-affe09471bce</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0810157d-82d8-4a31-9814-b41de9ca0f7a</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f8499787-f9f8-4355-95e2-9784426f4d7b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">789302e2-acbe-4bee-b2a0-d0312207ef3d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Country or member state concerned</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE_COUNTRY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ea565b14-4b91-4730-840f-aae117a84a0c</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Amount concerned</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7c2aec9f-4876-4c33-89e6-2ab6d6cf5d02</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5773c0da-bccd-4378-89f3-1356f7bd2824</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Has this breach of obligations been established by means other than a judicial or administrative decision?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">80633323-a7b6-4206-9728-e4534eaad8b2</cbc:ID>

					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">115b8c74-1f17-4e26-a10a-f35198978b16</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Please describe which means were used</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a49e6e25-0059-47da-9397-72c2db5fd5b1 </cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6e00a5f4-e832-40aa-b399-2d33f5657c04</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator fulfilled its obligations by paying or entering into a binding arrangement with a view to paying the taxes or social security contributions due, including, where applicable, any interest accrued or fines?</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">42a44eb9-b8c9-4a67-8776-e77fc5356efe</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c5b50839-e117-4415-b5b9-fba95d76c443</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">536417dc-8130-4981-85c5-fceba5541c58</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">75545f09-5a13-40f3-af8b-6a4a131659fc</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>If this breach of obligations was established through a judicial or administrative decision, was this decision final and binding?</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8aaac22d-1b59-442e-9210-a6e70ec05962</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">63cb3683-44ce-4549-aefc-843204884011</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>Please indicate the date of conviction or decision</cbc:Description>
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">505a8da4-d7db-4870-8c3a-4229148a40e2</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Name/>
							<cbc:Description>In case of a conviction insofar as established directly therein, the length of the period of exclusion</cbc:Description>
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">dd5919af-59eb-4295-b27b-5dfd73466ba4</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">849d935c-7ef8-4e00-b075-9b6094464367</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
1 The MS defined this national 'Payment of Taxes' criterion in e-Certis. See also previous example for the BASIC Payment of taxes (the behavior is identical for all exclusion criteria).
2 Reference to the EU Legislation. This reusable structure is identical for all the exclusion criteria.
3 For this EXTENDED ESPD Request Payment of Taxes criterion, the Member State defined in e-Certis a national REQUIREMENT consisting in the specification of the 'threshold amount of debt that an economic operator have with the national Tax Agency' (50 Euros in this example).
4 Notice that type of property used is REQUIREMENT. This entails that: (i) the ESPDRequest is of type EXTENDED (BASIC ESPDs does not work with REQUIREMENT(s)); (ii) a cbc:ValueDataType will be present indicating the type of value the contracting authority uses for this REQUIREMENT (e.g. AMOUNT, INDICATOR, DESCRIPTION, etc.; see the Code List ResponseDataType, the values are the same for contracting authorities REQUIREMENT(s) than for economic operator response values).
5 Beware that No answer is expected here from the economic operator (do not get confused by the presence of the cbc:ValueDataType, as said it is used by both the CA and the EO.
6 The value supplied by the contracting authority for this requirement (50 Euros, in this example). Notice that the currency is specified in the attibute currencyID of the cbc:Amount component.
7 The MS also allows the contracting authority the possibility of adding multiple additional textual requirements (in this case the CA uses this to explain that ''Beware that the national Tax Agency won’t permit the existence of a debt, even if minimial, for two consecutive years'').
8 Again, no answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority.
9 Except for the national sub-criteria and the REQUIREMENT(s), the rest is identical to the Basic ESPD.

V.3 Environment, Social, Labour Law

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. For both Basic and Extended, the category ''Social'' encompasses criteria with identical data structures, classified as:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.SOCIAL.*: ''breaching of obligations in the fields of environmental law'', ''breaching of obligations in the fields of social law'' and ''breaching of obligations in the fields of labour law''.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

Social - CA perspective
Figure 61. 'Environmental Law' criterion mock-up - CA perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

Social - EO perspective
Figure 62. 'Environmental Law' criterion mock-up - CA perspective

Data structure - Basic

Basic Environmental Law
Figure 63. 'Environmental Law' criterion data structure

Data structure - Extended

Extended Environmental Law
Figure 64. 'Environmental Law' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic version does not contain national sub-criteria.

'Environmental Law'
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Breaching of obligations in the fields of environmental law -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a80ddb62-d25b-4e4e-ae22-3968460dc0a9</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.SOCIAL.ENVIRONMENTAL_LAW</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Breaching of obligations in the fields of environmental law</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator, to its knowledge, breached its obligations in the fields of environmental law? As referred to for the purposes of this procurement in national law, in the ESPD, the relevant notice or the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or , in Article 18(2) of Directive 2014/24/EU or in the ESPD.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5f614675-9db7-4ec6-9567-0673b758c1e2</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f0a20829-ea70-44e5-8310-91808e7b957a</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">22746727-298b-4abb-b580-52b5ea482d7c</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">976b5acb-c00f-46ca-8f83-5ce6abfdfe43</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">95dad7ae-1aba-4ad6-9760-5a7ed15cb039</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">64a2102c-4af1-4ecb-97b3-0c41907ec0f6</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ea48e234-7ad2-4235-b375-4f72c9877693</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5f9f09f7-f701-432c-9fdc-c22c124a74c9</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0a345842-1aee-4bba-b9a6-64343ba91809</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Have you taken measures to demonstrate your reliability (Self-Cleaning)?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">74e6c7b4-757b-4b40-ada6-fad6a997c310</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">304ef89a-477e-4b60-8b9b-9ea15d10a3a0</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.4 Business

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. For both Basic and Extended, the category ''Business'' encompasses the following group of criteria with the same data structures and classified as:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.BUSINESS.*: breaching of obligations for ''bankruptcy'', ''insolvency'', ''winding-up'', ''arrangement with creditors'', ''analogous situation like bankruptcy under national law'', ''assets being administered by liquidator'' and ''business activities suspended''.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

'Bankruptcy' criterion mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 65. 'Bankruptcy' criterion mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

'Bankruptcy' criterion mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 66. 'Bankruptcy' criterion mock-up - economic operator perspective

Data structure - Basic

Basic_Business
Figure 67. 'Bankruptcy' criterion data structure - Basic

Data structure - Extended

Extended_Business
Figure 68. 'Bankruptcy' criterion data structure - Extended

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic version does not contain national sub-criteria.

'Bankruptcy'
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Bankruptcy -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d3732c09-7d62-4edc-a172-241da6636e7c</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.BUSINESS.BANKRUPTCY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Bankruptcy</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Is the economic operator bankrupt? This information needs not be given if exclusion of economic operators in this case has been made mandatory under the applicable national law without any possibility of derogation where the economic operator is nevertheless able to perform the contract.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8ab473f2-653a-4465-a7dd-61e0df984c27</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9420733c-be4d-459e-b782-0e6cd6a7c199</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f92fe55b-e6fd-4317-b2d1-ae0e6a4aaf04</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d91c11a1-f19e-4b83-8ade-c4be2bf00555</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2074f13b-4adb-4550-9814-6b971904c5b3</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">aeef523b-c8fc-4dba-9c34-03e34812567b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">645b5933-30c3-482e-b7d4-6c6b29b3db72</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">36ccd47b-b021-4ccb-b614-6a3b671817c9</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Indicate reasons for being nevertheless to perform the contract</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c64b6686-acf9-4cb0-b3d7-ae8260cf75e6</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">771f8e03-abc5-4a08-b095-dc40efdd3f79</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterion>
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.5 Misconduct

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. For both Basic and Extended, the category ''Misconduct'' encompasses two criteria that share the same structure as the one used for the ''social'' group of criteria (see sub-section ''How to specify ''social'' related criteria, above).

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.MISCONDUCT.*: ''guilty of grave professional misconduct''; and ''agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition''.

All these criteria are specified based on the same data structure:

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

'Professional misconduct' criterion mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 69. 'Professional misconduct' criterion mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

'Professional misconduct' criterion mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 70. 'Professional misconduct' criterion mock-up - economic operator perspective

Data structure - Basic

Basic Professional misconduct
Figure 71. 'Professional misconduct' criterion data structure - Basic

Data structure - Extended

Professional misconduct Professional misconduct
Figure 72. 'Professional misconduct' criterion data structure - Extended

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic ESPD does not contain national sub-criteria.

'Professional Misconduct'
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Guilty of grave professional misconduct -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">514d3fde-1e3e-4dcd-b02a-9f984d5bbda3</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.MISCONDUCT.MC_PROFESSIONAL</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Guilty of grave professional misconduct</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Is the economic operator  guilty of grave professional misconduct? Where applicable, see definitions in national law, the relevant notice or the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or .</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e988261e-93ae-4e62-9d71-ce1f548b1347</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3df8f3d8-d074-460d-85c9-969b8a947554</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cb8d4d15-7fd7-4d94-9a98-a4733d7268be</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">67362ec7-cec3-4cb8-a38e-5d7a2a31e6d8</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e78aa682-1ad8-4b4c-b8aa-ea4f8f5cc88d</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2cbcf978-765c-40aa-996b-b1d082485cef</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">61ea71a3-28e4-401c-850d-0817c6bf4f4d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5f9f09f7-f701-432c-9fdc-c22c124a74c9</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1688b9f9-6d2d-422b-8ce3-6315a617fe88</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Have you taken measures to demonstrate your reliability</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">74e6c7b4-757b-4b40-ada6-fad6a997c310</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c5210554-19a9-4b37-90f1-041bab348d58</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.6 Conflict of interest

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. For both Basic and Extended, the category ''Conflicts of Interest'' encompasses different exclusion criteria which are more heterogeneous than the ones described until now.

We have divided the conflict of interest criteria in two groups, this first group is composed of two criteria with the same structure:

  • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.PROCEDURE_PREPARATION: Conflict of interest due to ''direct or indirect involvement in the preparation of this procurement procedure'';

  • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.PROCEDURE_PARTICIPATION: Conflict of interest due to ''participation in the procurement procedure''.

The second group, named ''Early termination'', is explained in a different section. See section "Early termination).

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (Basic and Extended)

This mock-up could be used for both models, Basic and Extended:

'Conflict of interest' criterion mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 73. 'Conflict of interest' criterion mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (Basic and Extended)

This mock-up could be used for both models, Basic and Extended:

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

'Conflict of interest' criterion mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 74. 'Conflict of interest' criterion mock-up - economic operator perspective

Data structure - Basic

Conflict of interest
Figure 75. 'Conflict of interest' criterion data structure - Basic

Data structure - Extended

Conflict of interest
Figure 76. 'Conflict of interest' criterion data structure - Extended

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic ESPD does not contain national sub-criteria.

'Participation in the procurement procedure' conflict of interest
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Conflict of interest due to its participation in the procurement procedure -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b1b5ac18-f393-4280-9659-1367943c1a2e</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.MISCONDUCT.MC_PROFESSIONAL</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Conflict of interest due to its participation in the procurement procedure</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Is the economic operator aware of any conflict of interest, as indicated in national law, the relevant notice or the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or due to its participation in the procurement procedure?</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c4b7f5ce-bf0b-464f-b1b3-5db603c00c6f</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">621a3591-8ef5-469a-80d5-29130683ee5e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fb5adf8c-1ffc-427c-95d0-9cfa0a8ef5cc</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">67362ec7-cec3-4cb8-a38e-5d7a2a31e6d8</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">567e5857-978f-4115-95be-dc5145ea950a</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">73f0fe4c-4ed9-4343-8096-d898cf200146</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d2aaed34-443f-4fc7-9f8c-72c9e21d8f26</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.7 Early termination

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

The Extended version the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  1. For both Basic and Extended, the category 'Early termination' refers to only one criterion with a specific (simple) data structure classified as:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.EARLY_TERMINATION: Conflict of interest due to ''early termination, damages or other comparable sanctions''.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

'Early termination' criterion mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 77. 'Early termination' criterion mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

'Early termination' criterion mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 78. 'Early termination' criterion mock-up - economic operator perspective

Data structure - Basic

Early termination
Figure 79. 'Early termination' criterion data structure - Basic

Data structure - Extended

Early termination
Figure 80. 'Early termination' criterion data structure - Extended

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic ESPD does not contain national sub-criteria.

Early termination conflict of interest
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Early termination, damages or other comparable sanctions -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3293e92b-7f3e-42f1-bee6-a7641bb04251</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.EARLY_TERMINATION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Early termination, damages or other comparable sanctions</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Has the economic operator experienced that a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity or a prior concession contract was terminated early, or that damages or other comparable sanctions were imposed in connection with that prior contract?</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">82dd3b06-72fc-4dbe-ab09-e2726b621382</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6f8f4018-b255-4aaf-ac6f-dbd26a03e189</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">339b347e-e301-4547-9128-c766d99d6237</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">67362ec7-cec3-4cb8-a38e-5d7a2a31e6d8</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fed2e6a3-a1da-4a36-a638-b2f7a29ad243</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">73f0fe4c-4ed9-4343-8096-d898cf200146</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7495abce-b711-4acb-994c-fb180ec8827e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">20c5361b-7599-4ee6-b030-7f8323174d1e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6edfb05b-c93c-4518-9f25-175a3f08e34c</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Have you taken measures to demonstrate your reliability (Self-Cleaning)?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">74e6c7b4-757b-4b40-ada6-fad6a997c310</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1154b341-7237-4712-9d4d-7f0656ffd947</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Name/>
						<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.8 Misinterpretation

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. For both Basic and Extended, the category 'Misinterpreation', another type of 'Conflict of Interest', share the same data structure, and is classified as:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.MISINTERPRETATION

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

'Misinterpretation' criterion mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 81. 'Misinterpretation' criterion mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Beware that this mock-up is not showing the national criteria. For this mock-up it is presumed that by answering 'Yes' to the general EU criterion all the national criteria QUESTION 'Your answer' will be also set to 'Yes'.

'Misinterpretation' criterion mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 82. 'Misinterpretation' criterion mock-up - economic operator perspective

The UBL specification allows always multiple lines of text for the component cbc:Description. This feature can be used to split long descriptions into multiple lines, specially when the description contains enumerations.

The data structure for the criterion "Guilty of misinterpretation […​]" below uses the feature to divide four possible cases into different lines. Software and transformation solutions can also use it to generate an XML instance where the enumeration is split in multiple cbc:Description lines. See screen-captures below representing the data structures of this criterion for the Basic and Extended models.

Data structure - Basic

Misinterpretation
Figure 83. 'Misinterpretation' criterion data structure - Basic

Data structure - Extended

Misinterpretation
Figure 84. 'Misinterpretation' criterion data structure - Extended

XML Example - Extended

Notice that the Basic and Extended XML instances are identical, except for the fact that the Basic ESPD does not contain national sub-criteria.

'Misinterpretation' conflict of interest
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Guilty of misinterpretation, withheld information, unable to provide required documents and obtained confidential information of this procedure -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">696a75b2-6107-428f-8b74-82affb67e184</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.CONFLICT_OF_INTEREST.MISINTERPRETATION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Guilty of misinterpretation, withheld information, unable to provide required documents and obtained confidential information of this procedure</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Can the economic operator confirm that:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0934d941-9680-447c-b2ca-af1f0fce53fd</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7dfc567f-1429-4ed3-a299-39f2451e69c2</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e26648ec-ba40-46d4-a4d0-79833b7da551</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f3a6836d-2de2-4cd1-81ca-fb06178d05c5</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f838769c-5869-4f55-b9cb-089d9331bbf5</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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V.9 Purely national criteria

See formal requirements related to exclusion grounds criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically tbr070-013.

Other requirements related specifically to purely national criteria are:

REQUIREMENT

The Member State must be able to specify in e-Certis individual national criteria, and the economic operator must be able to answer to each individual purely national exclusion grounds criterion.

REQUIREMENT

For the purely national exclusion grounds that have evidences related in e-Certis, the required evidences should be displayed. When the criterion has no related evidences, the text "No evidence required for this criterion" should be displayed. Per each national criterion the EO needs to be able to provide one or more evidences.

These two requirements were introduced by the Extended (formerly, Extended) ESPD-EDM V2.1.0. Therefore you will see that there is an essential difference between the Basic and the Extended ESPDs.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Extended ESPD the XML instances can keep the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis;

  2. The data structure for the Extended ESPD is quite different from the Basic due to the new information requirements requested by the Member States. See the sub-sections below on Basic purely national and Extended purely national criteria below for details on the differences. The classification code fore this criterion is:

    • CRITERION.EXCLUSION.NATIONAL.OTHER

V.9.1 Basic Purely national criteria

In the Basic ESPD, software applications may download from e-Certis all the purely national criteria specified by the Member States in e-Certis. However the economic operator has not the possibility of answering the criteria individually, it has to respond 'Yes' or 'No' to all of them.

Beware that for Basic ESPDs the XML file will not contain the national criteria specified in e-Certis.

Note about the ESPD Service

If you are using the ESPD Service developed by the European Commission you will observe the GUI shows the list of national criteria defined by the Member State in e-Certis. However you must be warned that, as the EC ESPD Service does only implement the Basic ESPD V1.0.2 the list of national criteria will not be saved into the exported XML instance.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (BASIC)

The mock-up below shows how the contracting authority views the criteria purely national defined in e-Certis.

'Purely national criteria' mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 85. 'Purely national criteria' mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (BASIC)

The figure below shows a fragment of a list of national criteria that a software application has captured from e-Certis. The economic operator does have to confirm that it fulfills all the criteria purely national.

'Purely national criteria' mock-up - EO perspective
Figure 86. 'Purely national criteria' mock-up - economic operator perspective

Data structure - Basic

'Purely national criteria'
Figure 87. 'Purely national criteria' data structure

XML Example - Basic

'Purely national criteria' (Basic)
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Purely national exclusion grounds -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">63adb07d-db1b-4ef0-a14e-a99785cf8cf6</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.NATIONAL.OTHER</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Purely national exclusion grounds</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Other exclusion grounds that may be foreseen in the national legislation of the contracting authority's or contracting entity's Member State. Has the economic operator breached its obligations relating to the purely national grounds of exclusion, which are specified in the relevant notice or in the procurement documents?</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6df6d577-c593-4349-8a89-f785c97d830d</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"/>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fddf4a1a-744d-4fe0-ba1b-54f9dfc051ba</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41748296-9179-48b3-983f-964fb6127d46</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">13cd212b-24ba-471f-bd2e-9539c680ab23</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name>Have you taken measures to demonstrate your reliability (Self-Cleaning)?</cbc:Name>
				<cbc:Description/>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3fa51985-630a-4f73-a1d6-032a36cba292</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fa52a1af-798e-4b91-a490-8204519b17d2</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name>Please describe them</cbc:Name>
					<cbc:Description/>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">07e6adb0-fae2-47be-8fad-e98f60c55b37</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6c4442a6-0c88-4e3e-b23c-b9fa8e92d7bc</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

V.9.2 Extended Purely national criteria

The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 Extended ESPD introduces and important feature: the MS can specify and save in the XML individual national criteria. The mock-ups, data structure and XML example below show how.

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The figure below shows a fragment of a list of national criteria that a software application has captured from e-Certis. Per each criterion the economic operator has to specify whether it fulfills the Criterion or not and eventually provide references to online evidences.

'Purely national criteria' mock-up - CA perspective
Figure 88. 'Purely natural criteria' - economic operator perspective (Extended)

Data structure - Extended

Purely national criteria
Figure 89. 'Purely national criteria' data structure - Basic

XML Example - Extended

'Purely national criteria' (Extended)
<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Purely national exclusion grounds -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">63adb07d-db1b-4ef0-a14e-a99785cf8cf6</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.EXCLUSION.NATIONAL.OTHER</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Purely national exclusion grounds</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Other exclusion grounds that may be foreseen in the national legislation of the contracting authority's or contracting entity's Member State. Has the economic operator breached its obligations relating to the purely national grounds of exclusion, which are specified in the relevant notice or in the procurement documents?</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3a26fe31-6441-454e-9831-a4b1418b3d97</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"/>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">70d6dbf1-7b58-4660-9249-ed93e7273dd8</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description/>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"/>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f2ec28aa-9202-4c4f-abc9-8287cda43175</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Text describing the national criterion]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4d9bd997-8aa0-4134-816d-b0b58471bfee</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Type of evidence from e-Certis]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7f06f77c-29e5-4af6-8eb1-0d7f1505f382</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bef25782-3d4e-4d31-b6c2-b9bcdbf112c4</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d1bcea91-26df-496a-bcdd-f04de6de32c4</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... the rest of elements in the QualificationApplicationRequest document omitted for brevity -->

VI. Selection criteria

'The contracting body shall provide the exclusion grounds and selection criteria for its tendering process as structured information – via ESPD template or structured list of criteria set out in a call for tender."

This chapter on selection criteria provides details on how to implement the formal requirements set in the eSens ESPD BIS 41 - Single European Document (Version 2.0.0) document. See specifically these global requirements related to selection criteria: tbr070-018.

Differences between Basic and Extended exclusion criteria

The ESPD-EDM V2.1.0 introduced important changes regarding the selection criteria that are shared by 2.1.1 version. It provides the contracting authority with much more flexibility to define requirements specific to the procurement procedure. These features affect specifically the following aspects:

  1. Suitability, including enrolment in a relevant professional register, enrolment in a trade register, authorisation and membership of particular organisation needed for service contracts;

  2. Turnovers (general and specific);

  3. References to similar works and services, including confidentiality about the references;

  4. Quality assurance schemes and environmental management standards;

  5. Professional ris indemnity insurance;

  6. Other economic or financial requirements;

  7. Technicians or technical bodies;

  8. Supply chain management;

  9. Allowance of checks;

  10. Educational and professional qualifications and Environmental management measures;

  11. Tools, plant or technical equipment;

  12. Criteria for a particular type of contract;

  13. Technical, study, research, and development facilities resources;

  14. Financial ratios;

  15. Other: Lots management, weighting, EO Roles.

This section covers exhaustively each of these aspects and provides examples of XML implementation for each one of them. They will examined criterion by criterion, taking as a starting the point the requirement expressed in 'BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0)'.

ABOUT the compatibility between Basic and Extended ESPDs:

  • Not all the selection criteria have modified their structures between versions 1.0.2 and 2.1.1.

  • The changes introduced by the Extended ESPD are basically 'additions'.

Therefore the compatibility from a Basic ESPD towards a Extended ESPD should be possible to a large extent.

As for the exclusion criteria (and following requirement tbr070-013) we have grouped the selection criteria under different categories. The figure below is intended to identify and list these categories for the selection criteria (branches in text boxes), and specific subgroups within each category (leaves in text without boxes).

Each branch in this 'criteria taxonomy' corresponds to one data structure that is identical for all the leaves under that branch (e.g. compare the names of the boxes with the tabs of the spreadsheets containing the Basic and Extended taxonomies).

Selection criteria taxonomy
Figure 90. Selection criteria taxonomy

VI.1 Alpha criterion

The criterion 'Global indication for all selection criteria' (a.k.a. 'Alpha Criterion') is a special feature only possible in the Basic ESPD. It is intended to avoid that the economic operator specifies a long list of selection criteria.

The code used in the ESPD-Basic Criteria Taxonomy to identify this criterion is:

  • CRITERION.SELECTION.ALL (UUID f4dc58dd-af45-4602-a4c8-3dca30fac082)

The use of the Alpha Criterion implies that the economic operator states that it fulfills all the selection criteria. Fulfilling an ESPD-Response document like this is close to the idea of the ESPD used as a self-declaration.

If this selection criterion is used then no other selection criterion can occur in the XML instance of an ESPD-Basic document. Otherwise the validation mechanisms should reject the document.

The use of the Alpha Criterion is not recommended as it does not promote the transparency and hinders the interoperability: no data about the selection criteria are exchanged. These are the two main reasons why the Alpha Criterion is not used in the Extended ESPD.

Mock-ups (CA perspective)

The two figures below show how the EC’s transitional ESPD-Service behaves when the 'Alpha Criterion' is used by the Contracting Authority (CA) to specify that there is no need for the Economic Operator (EO) to specify each criterion (first figure: no A to D sets of criteria), and when the CA requires the EO to specify each criterion (second figure: blocks of criteria A to D are to be answered).

Alpha Criterion selected- (CA perspective)'

image::AlphaCriterion_CA_mockup.PNG['Alpha Criterion selected' (CA perspective), alt="Alpha Criterion selected (CA perspective)", align="center"]

Alpha Criterion unselected (CA perspective)'

image::AlphaCriterion_CA_mockup_unselected.PNG['Alpha Criterion unselected' (CA perspective), alt="Alpha Criterion unselected(CA perspective)", align="center"]

Mock-ups (EO perspective)

The two figures below show how the EC’s transitional ESPD-Service behaves when the 'Alpha Criterion' is used by the Economic Operator (EO).

Alpha Criterion selected (EO perspective)
Figure 91. The Alpha Criterion selected (EO perspective)'
Alpha Criterion unselected (EO perspective)
Figure 92. The Alpha Criterion unselected (EO perspective)'

Data Structure (ONLY Basic-ESPD)

(The figure below is defined in the the tab "ALPHA-CRITERION of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

'Alpha Criterion data structure
Figure 93. The Alpha Criterion in the Basic ESPD

XML Example - (only for the Basic ESPD)

In this example, the CA creates an ESPD-Request document which contains one, and only one, selection Criterion (see the first fragment of XML code below).

The System of the Economic Operator will import the ESPD-Request document ans will answer with a simple true or false value in the its ESPD-Response document (see the second fragment of XML code below):

Alpha Selection Criterion specified by the CA in the Basic ESPD-Request
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
		>f4dc58dd-af45-4602-a4c8-3dca30fac082</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
            listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ALL</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
    <cbc:Name>Global indication for all selection criteria</cbc:Name>
    <cbc:Description>Concerning the selection criteria the economic operator declares
            that It satisfies all the required selection criteria indicated in the
            relevant notice or in the procurement documents referred to in the
            notice.</cbc:Description>
    <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                    schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                    >8684a40f-f0ac-43ed-8571-caf9e25dd934</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                    listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                    >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                            schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                            >a408122a-06ed-4318-ac68-16aed2b515b4</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                            listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                            >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                            listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                            >INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
    </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
(1)
<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->
1 The type of data expected by the CA, a simple true or false value. See the example about the EO response below.
Alpha Selection Criterion, the response provided by the EO in the Basic ESPD-Response
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->
...

 <cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">acb58f0e-0fe4-4372-aa08-60d0c36bfcfe</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8684a40f-f0ac-43ed-8571-caf9e25dd934</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>(1)
    <cbc:ResponseIndicator >true</cbc:ResponseID> (2)
 </cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
...
1 Notice that this UUID is identical to the QUESTION UUID, which is the mechanism used in UBL to link the answer to the very specific QUESTION it is responding.
2 The element cbc:ResponseIndicator contains the value true, i.e. the EO states formally (declares) that it satisfies all the required selection criteria indicated in the relevant notice or in the procurement documents referred to in the notice.

VI.2 Suitability

See formal requirements related to 'Suitability' criteria for the Extended ESPD in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically the requirement tbr070-003

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Basic, the CA is able to check the selection criteria regarding Suitability that apply to a particular procurement procedure, but cannot provide the particular information required to the EO for each criteria.

  2. In the Extended, the CA is able to specify the name of the register or the organisation the EO must be part of, and the URL. Additionally, the CA can specify Lots.

  3. For both models (Basic and Extended), the category ''Suitability'' is split into covers two groups of different data structures with these classification codes:

    • One data structure for two types of ''enrolments''(''Enrolment in a relevant professional register'' and ''Enrolment in a trade register''), and

    • Another data structure for two suitabilities related to ''service contracts'' (''For service contracts: authorisation of particular organisation needed'' and ''For service contracts: membership of particular organisation needed'').

VI.2.1 Basic suitability (enrolments)

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

Basic 'Suitability' criterion (CA perspective)
Figure 94. Basic 'Suitability' criterion (CA perspective)'

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Notice that, as for the exclusion criteria, for the selection criteria the MS can specify general national sub-criteria in e-Certis. Software applications can download these sub-criteria from e-Certis and shown them in their GUI. For each national sub-criteria, the economic operator will have to respond "Yes" or "No" to confirm that it fulfills them.

Basic 'Suitability' criterion (EO perspective)
Figure 95. Basic 'Suitability' criterion (EO perspective)'

Data Structure (Enrolments)- Basic

(The figure below is defined in the the tab "Suitability-I of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Basic 'Suitability' criterion data structure
Figure 96. Basic 'Suitability' criterion data structure (for ''enrolments'')

XML Example (Enrolment)- Basic

Basic 'Enrolment in a relevant professional register' suitability criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Enrolment in a relevant professional register -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6ee55a59-6adb-4c3a-b89f-e62a7ad7be7f</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.SUITABILITY.PROFESSIONAL_REGISTER_ENROLMENT</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Enrolment in a relevant professional register</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>It is enrolled in relevant professional registers kept in the Member State of its establishment as described in Annex XI of Directive 2014/24/EU; economic operators from certain Member States may have to comply with other requirements set out in that Annex.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation><!-- eliminated for brevity --></cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1768de86-a6c8-48e4-bd8e-de2f2f7424d0</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0b0e0f5c-af55-4bc9-b1d9-4a6a152e9e17</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a99c28d8-c3e0-40c9-993e-793c6f5358af</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b2f0f738-b50a-4a1e-af47-bff423626e9e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.2.2 Extended suitability (enrolments)

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

For each criteria regarding suitability, the CA should be able to provide: the register name, its URL and the Lots to which each requirement apply.

The mock-up below represents the requirements the CA should be able to specify for a suitability criterion in a procedure procurement that is not divided into lots:

Extended 'Suitability' criterion (CA perspective)
Figure 97. Extended 'Suitability' criterion without Lots (CA perspective)'

This other mock-up represents the same situation when the procurement procedure is divided into lots.

The contracting authority (CA) may request that the economic operator is registered in one or multiple registers. Per each register the CA specifies to which Lots this make sense. This behaviour of “one set of lots per group of properties is regular for all those selection criteria where the allocation of lots to a set of 'criterion properties' make sense (e.g. see the section "References").

Extended 'Suitability' criterion (CA perspective)
Figure 98. Extended 'Suitability' criterion with Lots (CA perspective)'

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Notice that:

  1. The Lots and registers specified by the contracting authority are presented to the economic operator (on the left side of the mock-up, circles 1 to 6);

  2. The expected answer is "Yes", meaning that the economic operator fulfills the criterion;

  3. In case of answering "No" the economic operator will have to provide the reasons why it is not registered.

Extended 'Suitability' criterion (EO perspective)
Figure 99. Extended 'Suitability' criterion (EO perspective)'

Data Structure (Enrolments) - Extended

This data structure is quite different from the Basic ESPD:

  1. It allows the definition of multiple national sub-criteria (to be retrieved from e-Certis): cardinality "0..n" of the SUBCRITERION group;

  2. It also allows the contracting authority to speciy multiple groups of REQUIREMENT(s) (in this case to specify which registers the economic operator should be registered in).

  3. The number of Lots is also multiple (notice the cardinality "1..n" of the LotID REQUIREMENT, thus making possible to build lists of LotsIDs.

  4. Regarding the groups of questions, notice that the main question is addressed to get the confirmation from the economic operator that it fulfills the criterion (if "Yes" the economic operator is registered). In case of answering "No" a sub-group of one QUESTION must be shown (the one asking the economic operator to provide the reason why it is not registered in the register specified by the contracting authority).

(The figure below is defined in the the tab "Suitability-I of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Suitability' criterion data structure
Figure 100. Extended 'Suitability' criterion data structure (enrolments)

XML Example - Extended (with Lots)

The following XML example illustrates how to solve the more complex situation, when the Lots are specified. If the procurement procedure is not divided into Lots, the XML would be identical, except that all the elements related to Lots would not be present.

For detailed comments on how Lots are used in this case, visit the section IX.1 All about lots, sub-section Example 1: Suitability.

Extended 'Enrolment in a relevant professional register' suitability criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Enrolment in a relevant professional register -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6ee55a59-6adb-4c3a-b89f-e62a7ad7be7f</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.SUITABILITY.PROFESSIONAL_REGISTER_ENROLMENT</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Enrolment in a relevant professional register</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>It is enrolled in relevant professional registers kept in the Member State of its establishment as described in Annex XI of Directive 2014/24/EU; economic operators from certain Member States may have to comply with other requirements set out in that Annex.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion> <!-- ... ELEMENTS REMOVED FOR BREVITY --> </cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation><!-- ... ELEMENTS REMOVED FOR BREVITY --> </cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a53561d5-6614-4dbe-987e-b96f35387f46</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f99ee126-23b8-4d83-8a62-6df4056a77cb</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Lots the requirement apply to</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">aca46197-141d-4c96-8d97-6ed08d653e22</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>LotIDs</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedID>[List of Lots]</cbc:ExpectedID>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3aacb82e-afba-440c-b64e-1834007965a2</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0a72759b-cdff-4132-803f-d5d8955a5059</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Register name</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
				<cbc:ExpectedDescription>[Register Name]</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b420be09-d85b-45df-ab09-a43eef0b5635</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>URL</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">URL</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6cce6b8e-c53d-4598-8150-ac49aba3b9c7</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d35eff44-9405-44f3-82c9-ca30bd98e589</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">70d5bbcf-0581-4d0f-b5c7-8b604a791972</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8fa5ec56-385c-44ec-ba97-ff25e95a3287</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Registration number</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3a4a5421-81cc-468e-b69f-b86bf8c7932d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">093d3723-461b-4782-a1a0-6cc5203b1ce3</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Reasons why your are not registered</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">53029e73-1cfe-45dd-ae91-36e2f9c4e610</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">012c8f70-2ba4-4273-aeec-5f8e404b75f2</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.2.3 Basic suitability (service contracts)

Data Structure (Service Contracts)- Basic

(The figure below is defined in the the tab "Suitability-II of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Basic 'Suitability' criterion data structure
Figure 101. Basic 'Suitability' criterion data structure (for ''service contracts'')

XML Example (Service Contracts)- Basic

Example of Basic suitability criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:For service contracts: authorisation of particular organisation needed -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9eeb6d5c-0eb8-48e8-a4c5-5087a7c095a4</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.SUITABILITY.AUTHORISATION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
        <cbc:Name>For service contracts: authorisation of particular organisation needed</cbc:Name>
        <cbc:Description>Is a particular membership of a particular organisation needed in order to be able to perform the service in question in the country of establishment of the economic operator?</cbc:Description>
        <!-- Legislation removed for brevity -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a109e144-f65e-469d-bcda-220f1af34b6c</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">69ff9310-58c0-4407-a579-7e72cb9f38ff</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7696fb3f-9722-43b8-9b91-ad59bb4b8ad2</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">797e0a57-7c63-488b-9e2d-6de58f4d008b</cbc:ID>
                                <cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
                                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9089e9d5-3633-4b04-8e9e-bc9daa623f06</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0a69cb7c-f594-4738-a5a1-2b76fc8ab021</cbc:ID>
                                <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.2.4 Extended suitability (service contracts)

Data Structure (service contracts) - Extended

(The figure below is defined in the the tab "Suitability-II of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Suitability' criterion data structure
Figure 102. Extended 'Suitability' criterion data structure (service contracts)

XML Example (service contracts) - Extended

Example of Extended suitability criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<cac:TenderingCriterion>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9eeb6d5c-0eb8-48e8-a4c5-5087a7c095a4</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.SUITABILITY.AUTHORISATION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
        <cbc:Name>For service contracts: authorisation of particular organisation needed</cbc:Name>
        <cbc:Description>Is a particular membership of a particular organisation needed in order to be able to perform the service in question in the country of establishment of the economic operator?</cbc:Description>
        <cac:Legislation> <!-- data elements removed for brevity -->
        </cac:Legislation>
        <!-- Main group containing everything REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a53561d5-6614-4dbe-987e-b96f35387f46</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- CAPTION announcing that a list of Lot IDs is coming. Addressed to software applications for GUI documentation purposes. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(1)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d37f2545-fc73-49f6-a77c-80f099dbf6db</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Lots the requirement apply to</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>(2)
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- The list of Lot IDs starts here. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cfbc1c7f-9bc7-4af0-9d95-ba9f761e9ebd</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>LotID</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot1</cbc:ExpectedID>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cfbc1c7f-9bc7-4af0-9d95-ba9f761e9ebd</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>LotID</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot2</cbc:ExpectedID>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cfbc1c7f-9bc7-4af0-9d95-ba9f761e9ebd</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>LotID</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot4</cbc:ExpectedID>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">85835a9f-0a1a-495a-bd78-2e5af121bdbb</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>LotID</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                            <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot5</cbc:ExpectedID>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- The list of Lot IDs ends here. -->
            <!-- The REQUIREMENTs by the CA related to this criterion start here. In this case, the REQUIREMENT is that the EO has to provide authorisations
                that are issued by the specific organisation cited by the CA in this REQUIREMENT.-->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(4)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3aacb82e-afba-440c-b64e-1834007965a2</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <!-- The name of the organisation issuing the authorisation: the Spanish food safety agency. -->
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(5)
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6d80364e-4084-429f-94e0-bd2cbeac489a</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Register name</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedDescription languageID="es">Agencia española para el control alimentario</cbc:ExpectedDescription>(6)
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e0fb6013-1711-46f0-8597-7ee3a2fdccb1</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>URL</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">URL</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeID="URI" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">http://datos.gob/aeca.es/autorizaciones</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!-- The QUESTIONs associated to the REQUIREMENT and Lots above start here. -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(7)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6cce6b8e-c53d-4598-8150-ac49aba3b9c7</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <!-- A "choice" structure is coming now: A true/false QUESTION is asked ("Your answer" to the question contained in the Criterion
                "Is a particular membership of a particular organisation needed in order to be able to perform the service ...". If the user (the EO)
                answers "Yes" (true) then it has to provide the registration number of the authorisation. Otherwise the EO will have to provide a
                justification about why the authorisation is not registered. -->
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(8)
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c4ad642-d057-4fee-a73a-3623f9689677</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- If yes... provide the registration number for the authorisation. -->
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">70d5bbcf-0581-4d0f-b5c7-8b604a791972</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(9)
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a371db35-35ea-4f1f-9499-1426cf69d7d3</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Registration number</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <!-- If no... provide a justification for not having this authorisation issued by the required organisation.-->
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3a4a5421-81cc-468e-b69f-b86bf8c7932d</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(10)
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">62b65cc3-136a-4715-83b5-c09eb6c70619</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Reasons why your are not registered</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <!-- Evidences, e.g. supporting the justification about why the authorisation is not registered in the required organisation could be provided. -->
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup><!-- data elements removed for brevity. --></cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->
1 This is a CAPTION, software applications can use it to document the GUI.
2 As this is a CAPTION no value is expected to be provided by the Contracting Authority (thus the absence of a cbc:Expected…​ element) nor by the Economic Operator (thus the value NONE`for the element `cac:ValueDataTypeCode).
3 A sequence of REQUIREMENTs related to Lots start here. In this case, this element cac:TenderingCriterionProperty is the first of a list of a series of Lots for which the following REQUIREMENTS inside the parent group (group with UUUID a53561d5-…​.) apply. In this example, the list of Lots are Lot1, Lot2, Lot4 and Lot5.
4 The REQUIREMENTs by the CA related to this criterion start here.
5 The name of the organisation issuing the authorisation: the Spanish food safety agency.
6 Notice the use of the attribute languageID meaning, in this example, that the name is expressed in Spanish.
7 The QUESTIONs associated to the REQUIREMENT and Lots above start here.
8 A "choice" structure is coming now: A true/false QUESTION is asked ("Your answer" to the question contained in the Criterion "Is a particular membership of a particular organisation needed in order to be able to perform the service …​". If the user (the EO) answers "Yes" (true) then it has to provide the registration number of the authorisation. Otherwise the EO will have to provide a justification about why the authorisation is not registered.
9 If yes…​ provide the registration number for the authorisation.
10 If no…​ provide a justification for not having this authorisation issued by the required organisation.

VI.3 Turnovers

See formal requirements related to 'Turnover' criteria for the Extended ESPD in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically the requirement tbr070-008

Differences between 'general and specific' and 'yearly and average' turnovers

  1. General turnover refers to the general turnover of the economic operator in a period of years and regardless of the nature of the contract, normally the last three or five years (as required in the contract documents or the ESPD).

  2. Specific turnovers refer to the turnover of the economic operator resulting from the activity of the economic operator in the business area covered by the contract;

  3. As far as the data structures are concerned, they can be classified in two groups 'yearly' and 'average':

    • For general and specific yearly turnovers the economic operator specifies a turnover amount (and currency) per year, e.g. one amount for 2016, one amount for 2015, one amount for 2014, etc.

    • For general and specific average turnovers, given the n last years (specified in the ESPD, notices or procurement documents) the economic operator adds all the yearly turnovers of those n years, divides the sum by n and provides the resulting amount.

    • The classification codes for the different turnovers are:

      • (Yearly) CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.GENERAL_YEARLY, CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_YEARLY;

      • (Average) CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.AVERAGE_YEARLY, CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_YEARLY

Differences between Basic and Extended turnovers

  1. The Basic ESPD expects a constant amount of groups of properties made of Amount, Start Date, End Date. The ESPD Service, for instance, expects general or specific yearly turnovers for the five past years. Thus, being the current year 2017, the ESPD Service generates a view for the economic operator with fields for 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012. See mock-up below for the Basic version of the general and specific yearly turnovers.

  2. In the Extended:

    • For the general yearly turnover the contracting authority can specify the number of the past recent years for which it will require Turnovers, and also the minimum amount it expects from the economic operator. The economic operator should only see the same number of groups of fields 'amount + period' than the number of minimum amounts the contracting authority required.

    • For the average yearly turnover the contracting authority can specify the number of fiscal years * (“QUANTITY_INTEGER”) encompassing the yearly turnovers for which the average is to be calculated; the *minimum amount for which the EO’s average yearly turnover must equal or be greater; and the currency.

    • For the specific yearly turnover the contracting authority can specify the number of fiscal years for which the EO will have to provide turnovers (e.g. last 5 years); the CPVs, with one or several Common Procurement Vocabulary codes to indicate the activities that were developed during those fiscal years for that Turnover. The CA could be able to select the CPV codes from a pop-up window with the whole CPV structure. Both the CPV code and the “Business domain description” could be displayed, both in the pop-up window (in order to facilitate the selection of the codes to be included in the ESPD) and in the ESPDResponse; the Minimum amount expected from the EO, for which each specific yearly turnover must equal or be greater; and the currency.

    • For the specific average turnover the contracting authority can specify the number of the past recent fiscal years for which the EO will need to provide the Average Turnover; e.g. last 3 years; the CPVs, with one or several Common Procurement Vocabulary codes to indicate the activities that were developed during those fiscal years for that Turnover; the minimum amount expected from the EO, for which the EO’s average yearly turnover must equal or be greater; and the currency.

VI.3.1 Basic general turnover

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

The mock-up below shows the perspective of the contracting authority (CA) when preparing a new ESPD Request. Notice that the CA may select the type of turnover. The economic operator, while preparing the ESPD Response, should only see these turnovers, and not the unselected ones.

In this case the contracting authority (CA) requires only a general average turnover. You will notice that this case is identical to the Basic specific average turnover. The only difference between both is the wording of the criterion. In this "general" case the CA asks for the average in general, regardless of the business area covered by the contract.

Basic 'yearly turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 103. Basic 'general yearly turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The economic operator has to provide turnovers for all the years required by the contracting authority. For all of them it can also provide one evidence.

Basic 'yearly turnover' EO mock-up
Figure 104. Basic 'general yearly turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'yearly turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 105. Basic 'general yearly turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'general yearly turnover'
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:General yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">499efc97-2ac1-4af2-9e84-323c2ca67747</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.GENERAL_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>General yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its general yearly turnover for the number of financial years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0fe1a87a-2147-4af3-b3c9-b72cf92f2afe</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">954bc8eb-5c54-4743-9b73-323ce69a9dd6</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6c24be1c-f941-4e0b-af0f-2f6520dd3d62</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">70b936fd-c1e6-46a7-a1a9-14a5952be7d5</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b2792cd0-7c34-43c0-b872-4a3faae5114f</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b1f517-db48-40b6-b4c6-92fdb97d7d60</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c2741306-171e-44da-a9a7-9f23ff5df900</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">abc4f7c1-e6ec-4b9d-bb38-2fc62ae73a59</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bbe1f8bc-0dab-43cd-9029-eb44ae46bd6e</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">179cf46a-5c03-4523-bbe2-b5a8db427842</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f2d3c4af-98a1-4249-8cc3-857b9bf59ecb</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.3.2 Extended general turnover

In the Extended version the contracting can specify the number of the past recent years for which it will require turnovers, but also the minimum amount it expects from the economic operator.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Notice that the contracting authority can add and remove as many groups of minimum required amounts as needed (in the example below the software application limits the number to five, see tool-tip next to the button "Add"). These requirements are, of course, particular to this procurement procedure and were not defined by the Member State in e-Certis.

Extended 'General and Specific Yearly Turnovers' CA mock-up
Figure 106. Extended 'General Yearly Turnovers' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Extended 'General and Specific Yearly Turnovers' EO mock-up_EO
Figure 107. Extended 'General Yearly Turnovers' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

In this this figure what it is being shown is that the contracting authority required three general yearly turnovers, for which it defined minimum amounts in one REQUIREMENT(s) group. Next, three groups of QUESTION(s) are provided, each one of them corresponding to the past three years. Remember that the spreadsheet used in this guide to represent the criteria data structure is also used to generate sample XML instances. So by including three groups of QUESTION(s) in the spread-sheet, the tool generating sample XML instances will automatically generate three sub-groups of properties each one with distinct UUIDs.

Extended 'General Yearly Turnovers' criterion data structure
Figure 108. Extended 'General Yearly Turnovers' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended general yearly turnover
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:General yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">499efc97-2ac1-4af2-9e84-323c2ca67747</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.GENERAL_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>General yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its general yearly turnover for the number of financial years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">91b9fce0-b813-4776-ab8e-7bec8800fb10</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">31e65051-2fa5-411b-8871-1486b7cbf0ad</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e4a5e2de-ec78-48ba-b78c-b5f4378be4a5</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5ca58d66-3ef1-4145-957c-45d5b18a837f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b7b4a2e6-07c9-490b-b219-6899ce9a3184</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">100000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">146d60a8-ee60-43f7-af3c-4d35679fe134</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">120000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1875b9d4-9746-4d2a-bec7-1916036a5eaf</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">130000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">724ba593-e19a-46fc-a2ea-94b1ca9d5d37</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c1af79e2-2328-4c27-b6ad-22ccc0f2deed</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">961a0dd6-d167-4751-8a72-bff18e33d8c3</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ee145623-127f-404a-baef-dc1f9c5267a4</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9bd6b906-c05c-4c7e-a0d1-76d200eaca50</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a514207f-da5e-4ef0-909d-788485e2d661</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">89c413f6-5be4-446e-90e7-0bcff1c03989</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fdcba069-3d40-480a-8e1f-f7f272e2d921</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b0dfbbbb-b8e3-4797-ae40-85715745532a</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.3.3 Basic average yearly turnover

You will notice that the case of the Basic average yearly turnover is identical to the Basic specific average turnover.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

In this case the contracting authority, while preparing a new ESPD Request, has selected to require only an average yearly turnover. The economic operator will have to specify the number of years for which it provides the average turnover.

Basic 'average yearly turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 109. Basic 'average yearly turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Notice that, in the BASIC mode it is the economic operator who specifies the number of years for the average turnover. Additional it also must provide the amount corresponding to the average and the currency for that amount.

Basic 'average yearly turnover' EO mock-up
Figure 110. Basic 'average yearly turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'yearly turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 111. Basic 'average yearly turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'average yearly turnover'
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Average yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b16cb9fc-6cb7-4585-9302-9533b415cf48</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.AVERAGE_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Average yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its average yearly turnover for the number of years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">57e8b7f1-1329-4d3e-86d9-9bcbdeb4279f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e1886054-ada4-473c-9afc-2fde82c24cf4</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0d0a059d-c984-465c-8baa-416c766b8a11</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Number of years</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">dbb840c8-b6af-4cfd-a9b8-bb53ac0406ec</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Average turnover</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3d1b7a9d-5ab0-4d5d-a34e-773a6fa09b59</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7474ed7c-a850-444a-9716-7ce800073571</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.3.4 Extended average yearly turnover

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

For criteria of type “average yearly turnover”, the following fields can be specified by the contracting authority:

  1. The number of fiscal years encompassing the yearly turnovers for which the average is to be provided by the economic operator (EO);

  2. The minimum amount for which the EO’s average yearly turnover must be equal or greater;

  3. The currency;

Notice that as for the rest of criteria, the Member State may specify national sub-criteria in e-Certis for this criterion.

Extended 'average yearly turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 112. Extended 'average yearly turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

In turn, the economic operator:

  1. Will have to provide the average amount and currency for the required period; and

  2. May provide some additional information in a free-text field.

Extended 'average yearly turnover' EO mock-up_EO
Figure 113. Extended 'average yearly turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

Extended 'average yearly turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 114. Extended 'average yearly turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended average yearly turnover
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Average yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b16cb9fc-6cb7-4585-9302-9533b415cf48</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.AVERAGE_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Average yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its average yearly turnover for the number of years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">550c3b95-77a6-4e94-9f62-e97c34215ad8</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a360ae89-2625-4d7b-bd28-a6f0397ef08f</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0a994d3b-1493-48bd-9468-bba0caa4d902</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5ca58d66-3ef1-4145-957c-45d5b18a837f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                              listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                              listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*
        	</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">57dd350d-ccd0-4505-a245-e3e664b35e8c
                </cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Number of fiscal years</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER
                </cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                                <!-- No answer is expected
				here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting
				authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of
				the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
                <cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>3</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ba3a72f0-25b8-47fc-a8a1-733249d748d7</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">120000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e1886054-ada4-473c-9afc-2fde82c24cf4</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8f62195-feff-40f1-8b0e-20e38fa42acf</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Average for the required period</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9d48092f-7fdc-4a71-8583-dc057b148656</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Additional information</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>


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VI.3.5 Basic specific yearly turnover

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

In this case the contracting authority (CA) requires only a specific average turnover. You will notice that this case is identical to the Basic general average turnover. The only difference between both is the wording of the criterion. The difference between "general" and "specific" lies in the fact that for the second one the CA specifies that the turnover must relate to the specific business area covered by the contract.

Basic 'specific yearly turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 115. Basic 'specific yearly turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Notice that in the Basic ESPD the MS defined up to five groups of turnovers for the past recent 5 years. This is also visible in the data structure below. The Extended ESPD allows the CA to specify the number of turnovers for the procurement document.

Basic 'specific yearly turnover' EO mock-up
Figure 116. Basic 'specific yearly turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

The figure below how the structure of the five groups of turnovers specified by the MS are organised:

Basic 'specific yearly ' criterion data structure
Figure 117. Basic 'specific yearly turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'specific yearly turnover'
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<!-- Criterion:Specific yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">074f6031-55f9-4e99-b9a4-c4363e8bc315</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Specific yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its specific yearly turnover in the business area covered by the contract for the number of financial years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">869f2572-9738-484e-97e0-1edeec929dc7</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">49c44bbb-071c-4ee6-ab50-e8fedeab0d49</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b4da0891-57f7-4fbd-a23a-db291cb81d52</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e3f45c47-d2e1-4e8e-a8e6-22d66dc75817</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4d2428bd-5f88-455e-80f2-0f5b42267abb</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">02e4183d-1a96-4369-afda-4e3f4b14738d</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d3855af4-c0d5-47e3-b6e7-79b48d7a276b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d5b14e2c-6fe5-437c-bf1b-98dd5b84a093</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a4705528-cb31-4687-968c-7731acd4bdee</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e57fc2ae-9782-46df-b39e-4106e872e6cc</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2680b6c0-005b-41cf-9d85-95d13f432f26</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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VI.3.6 Extended specific yearly turnover

One characteristic of the "specific" turnovers is that the contracting authority requires to know which is the economic operator’s turnover for a concrete business domain. The only way of responding that requirement is either by describing the domain in a free-text field or to use the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) codes to narrow as much as possible the business domain.

Notice that in the Mock-ups and the Data Structures, below, both options are available to the economic operator.

See also section about the EXTENDED specific average turnover.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

For specific yearly turnover criterion the following fields can be required by the contracting authority (CA):

  1. The number of fiscal years for which the economic operator (EO) will have to provide turnovers; e.g. last 5 years;

  2. The CPVs, with one or several Common Procurement Vocabulary codes to indicate the activities that were developed during those fiscal years for that Turnover. The CA could be able to select the CPV codes from a pop-up window with the whole CPV structure. Both the CPV code and the “Business domain description” could be displayed, both in the pop-up window (in order to facilitate the selection of the codes to be included in the ESPD) and in the ESPDResponse;

  3. The minimum amount expected from the EO, for which each specific yearly turnover must equal or be greater;

  4. The currency.

Extended 'specific yearly turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 118. Extended 'specific yearly turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Notice that in this example:

  1. The contracting authority required specific yearly turnovers for the past five years (circle numbered as 1);

  2. The area covered by the contract is classified via three CPV codes. The software application may retrieve the descriptions of the CPV taxonomy (probably from the EU Publications Office SIMAP or MDR services) and show them in the next to the caption "Business domain description". The contracting authority may change those descriptions manually;

  3. The minimum amount required by the contracting authority, and the currency for that amount (the EO should be able to express an identical or greater economic value in a different currency);

  4. The software application has produced up to five groups of properties for each of the last five Fiscal Years (FY1 to FY5);

  5. The economic operator has provided answers for all the properties of each Fiscal Year.

Extended 'specific yearly turnover' EO mock-up_EO
Figure 119. Extended 'specific yearly turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

Notice that:

  1. The criterion may have one or more linked national sub-criteria downloaded from e-Certis (SUBCRITERON structure, cardinality 0..n);

  2. The contracting authority is able to specify the number of fiscal years (REQUIREMENT 'Number of fiscal years');

  3. The contracting authority can specify one or more CPV to delimit the area covered by the contract (the REQUIREMENT 'CPV Code' has cardinality 1..n);

  4. The description of the business area could be pre-filled with the descriptions coming from the CPV taxonomy or manually introduced;

  5. The contracting authority does also specifies the minimum amount required for this specific turnover.

  6. The rest of the criterion are the questions for the economic operator to answer: period and amount (and currency in the amount attribute @currencyID).

Extended 'specific yearly turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 120. Extended 'specific yearly turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended specific yearly turnover
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Specific yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">074f6031-55f9-4e99-b9a4-c4363e8bc315</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Specific yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its specific yearly turnover in the business area covered by the contract for the number of financial years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3050f9bb-1541-4c4d-afd3-62d6755f0f4e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e380ff85-e749-4a54-89e4-25d32e01951a</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cad272a6-69f9-4be5-bcba-9215d0bf7182</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5ca58d66-3ef1-4145-957c-45d5b18a837f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ce103845-a9b3-4651-b24b-17d2b1917ba9</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Number of fiscal years</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">3</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6d87673d-af3f-4c39-b0e4-fbef046bd435</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c4a6643-225f-4db9-b2d3-3f1af2d94629</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>CPVs:</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d343c5b1-1e3d-4468-814e-e84a32681c54</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>CPV Code</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
				<cbc:ExpectedCode>70000000-5</cbc:ExpectedCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5665ed79-c3d6-4402-9e6c-56799bd2cdb0</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Business domain description</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedCode>IT consulting / development of semantic interoperability solutions</cbc:ExpectedCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">14f56765-a7ae-495b-b1be-6b0855b51257</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">1000000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2eecaf23-845a-4d6a-9ab7-e54b86ebc8f3</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start date; End date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">df26966f-5201-4e9c-87df-4ad0dcaf5451</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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VI.3.7 Basic specific average turnover

You will notice that the case of the Basic specific average turnover is identical to the Basic general average turnover.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

For this case, the contracting authority has selected "Specific average turnover'. The economic operator should not see the rest of turnovers.

Basic 'specific average turnover' CA mock-up
Figure 121. Basic 'specific average turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Notice that, in the BASIC mode it is the economic operator who specifies the number of years for the average turnover. Additional it also must provide the amount corresponding to the average and the currency for that amount.

Basic 'specific average turnover' EO mock-up
Figure 122. Basic 'specific average turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'specific average turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 123. Basic 'specific average turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'specific average turnover'
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Specific yearly turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">074f6031-55f9-4e99-b9a4-c4363e8bc315</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_YEARLY</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Specific yearly turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its specific yearly turnover in the business area covered by the contract for the number of financial years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">823a152a-7083-4e8d-8e8d-71c516ba118f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">23fa4f99-e862-49e9-b061-6875d636e41e</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c17eb4db-f7a7-44bf-9342-00df6d19c5a2</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">69a4c8e9-773b-4fad-ba61-46aa102c3bd2</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41db6792-3a55-48dd-9906-1857e41be1ac</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e52e9ee3-f540-4f95-b308-f8e62353a5b5</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">acc71220-ec14-45a9-b111-5503df42bbcd</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0c4f2265-b7a4-4ec4-9aed-1722a52bd89f</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">153c8509-39b0-48e2-91f3-273bb95bcb94</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0cd9c1c-e90a-4ff9-bce3-ac0fe31abf16</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7dbaf4b2-ddc3-4cf2-93e7-d4c4ba397734</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a809495c-8f34-4773-9257-d7f768a1e009</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start Date; End Date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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VI.3.8 Extended specific average turnover

As for the EXTENDED specific yearly turnover, in the EXTENDED specific average turnover the contracting authority is interested in knowning the turnover for a concrete business domain. Hence the fields CPV and business domain description in the mock-ups and data structures.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

Extended 'specific average turnover' CA mock-up_EO
Figure 124. Extended 'specific average turnover' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

Extended 'specific average turnover' EO mock-up_EO
Figure 125. Extended 'specific average turnover' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

Notice that this Extended specific average turnover structure is 'practically identical' to the data structure of the Extended specific yearly turnover criterion. The only difference is that the cardinality of the amount is 1 (instead of 1..n).

Extended 'specific average turnover' criterion data structure
Figure 126. Extended 'specific average turnover' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended specific average turnover
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Specific average turnover -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d3dfb714-f558-4512-bbc5-e456fa2339de</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SPECIFIC_AVERAGE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Specific average turnover</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Its specific average yearly turnover in the business area covered by the contract for the number of years required in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD is as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">51fd8d2d-3d0d-4754-80ca-93b87771f905</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3108c889-9480-4c47-bd1c-0b5772d21c58</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7efd988d-562a-4d42-ae31-9ea921ace7df</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5ca58d66-3ef1-4145-957c-45d5b18a837f</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8939dbc-8f09-4fce-9692-96e6e8fd2c57</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start date; End date;</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cac:ApplicablePeriod>
				<cbc:StartDate>2016-01-01</cbc:StartDate>
				<cbc:EndDate>2016-01-01</cbc:EndDate>
			</cac:ApplicablePeriod>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">dc506cc2-2a39-4567-b2ee-bbffd0968d08</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">120000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e1886054-ada4-473c-9afc-2fde82c24cf4</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d3b63b1a-76fc-4c09-b6af-4b943968a683</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Average for the required period</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a6e7b107-9697-4f35-86b9-34b8366eff9b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Additional information</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>


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VI.4 EO setup

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. For both models, Basic and Extended, the structure of the QUESTION criterion is identical and very simple. It only asks for a year: in the criterion description the Contracting Authority is requiring that in case the information concerning turnover (general or specific) is not available for the entire period required, the Economic Operator states the date on which it was set up or started trading. Thus the only criterion defined under this data structure is classified with the code:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SET_UP

  2. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

In this case the contracting authority has selected the option Set up of economic operator just in case the other specific average turnover is not available:

'Economic operator setup’CA mock-up
Figure 127. 'Economic operator setup’CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

And in case the economic operator could not provide the specific average turnover will have to specify a date as a response to the QUESTION:

'Economic operator setup' EO mock-up
Figure 128. 'Economic operator setup’EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

'Economic operator setup' criterion data structure
Figure 129. 'Economic operator setup' criterion (Basic) data structure

Data Structure - Extended

The data structure for the Extended model is identical to the one in the Basic model, except for the fact that the XML instance is able to keep the national sub-criteria defined by the Member State in e-Certis.

'Economic operator setup' criterion data structure
Figure 130. 'Economic operator setup' criterion (Extended) data structure

XML Example - Extended

'Economic operator setup' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Set up of economic operator -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">77f481ce-ffb6-483f-8e2b-c78db5e68292</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.TURNOVER.SET_UP</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Set up of economic operator</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>In case the information concerning turnover (general or specific) is not available for the entire period required, please state the date on which the economic operator was set up or started trading:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8cb78467-9d4c-4990-a41f-0131dc639cd8</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b97a9061-409c-4fb7-977e-33e64c1db6a2</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c753a2c5-59e6-4970-b6eb-27224e96bf76</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e9aa7763-c167-4352-8060-1a3d7d3e2662</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">23c7e5bb-8ef6-4119-a1e9-183debf7b9c3</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Please specify</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.5 Financial ratios

See formal requirements related to 'Turnover' criteria for the Extended ESPD in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), and more specifically the requirement tbr070-013

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. The Basic ESPD expects the economic operator to introduce a numeric value for the ratio (e.g. 0.7, 1.2, etc.) and a description explaining the meaning (the type of ratio) of this numeric value;

  2. In the Basic ESPD the possibility of adding more than one ratio is given to the economic operator;

  3. In the Extended ESPD the possibility of adding more than one ratio is given to the contracting authority;

  4. The Extended ESPD instead allows the contracting authority:

    • To specify the number of the past recent years for which it will require Ratios;

    • To specify one of the codes defined by BACH to specify the type of the ratio (see BACH Banque France, and FinancialRatioType);

    • May specify a minimum requirement (the economic operator must provide a ratio above this minimum requirement).

  5. The Extended ESPD expects the economic operator to introduce only the value of the ratio, which must be equal or greater than the minimum requirement specified by the contracting authority (if any was specified).

  6. The data structures of Basic and Extended are different. See the sub-sections below about the Basic financial ratio and the Extended financial ratio for details. There is only one criterion under the category "financial ratio" and it is classified with the code:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.FINANCIAL_RATIO

  7. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis regarding this criterion.

VI.5.1 Basic financial ratios

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the financial ratio as one of the selection criteria that will go into the ESPD Request document:

Basic 'financial ratio' CA mock-up
Figure 131. Basic 'financial ratio' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The economic operator has to respond with the numeric value corresponding to the financial ratio and with a description to identify the type of ratio:

Basic 'financial ratio' CA mock-up
Figure 132. Basic 'financial ratio' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'financial ratio' criterion data structure
Figure 133. Basic 'financial ratio' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic Basic 'financial ratio' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Financial ratio -->
	<cac:TenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e4d37adc-08cd-4f4d-a8d8-32b62b0a1f46</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.FINANCIAL_RATIO</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
		<cbc:Name>Financial ratio</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>Concerning the financial ratios specified in the relevant notice, the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD, the economic operator declares that the actual values for the required ratios are as follows:</cbc:Description>
		<cac:Legislation>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7a182b9e-4c3f-4087-a3ae-9a3791ecd713</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
			<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
			<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
			<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
			<cac:Language>
				<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
			</cac:Language>
		</cac:Legislation>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">83e3dcc4-c9b3-47e5-9fb8-ffd8386679f1</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e9aa7763-c167-4352-8060-1a3d7d3e2662</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a749f03a-abde-4e95-b999-fed640ff96e4</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Please provide your ratios</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.5.2 Extended financial ratios

REQUIREMENT

The contracting authority must use the BACH Banque France Code List for the specification of financial ratios.

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

Extended 'financial ratio' CA mock-up

The contracting authority has selected the financial ratio as one of the selection criteria that will go into the ESPD Request document:

Extended 'financial ratio' CA mock-up

In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority specifies procurement procedure-specific requirements:

Extended 'financial ratio' CA REQUIREMENT(s) mock-up
Figure 134. Extended 'financial ratio' CA mock-up REQUIREMENT(s) edition

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The economic operator does only have to provide the numeric value for the financial ratio (which should be greater than the minimum requirement specified by the contracting authority):

Extended 'financial ratio' EO mock-up
Figure 135. Extended 'financial ratio' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

REQUIREMENT(s) specified by the contracting authorities can be place outside a group of QUESTION(s) (see any other previous criteria) or inside a group of QUESTION(s), which is the case for financial ratios, as you can see in the data structure for this criterion, below.

Notice how the spreadsheet has been used to specify the three different financial ratios of the above mock-up example: the XML example below was produced using a XSL-T transformation style-sheet that takes the spreadsheet (file content.xml [6]) and produced the XML instance.

Extended 'financial ratio' criterion data structure
Figure 136. Extended 'financial ratio' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended Financial Ratio
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Financial ratio -->
 <cac:TenderingCriterion>
     <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
             schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e4d37adc-08cd-4f4d-a8d8-32b62b0a1f46</cbc:ID>
     <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
             listVersionID="2.1.1"
             >CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.FINANCIAL_RATIO</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
     <cbc:Name>Financial ratio</cbc:Name>
     <cbc:Description>Concerning the financial ratios specified in the relevant notice,
             the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or or the ESPD, the economic operator
             declares that the actual values for the required ratios are as
             follows:</cbc:Description>
     <cac:Legislation>
             <!-- removed for brevity. See other XML examples for details on this element. -->
     </cac:Legislation>
     <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
         <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                 schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                 >cc1da737-6c4e-4f4e-821d-c260029058f6</cbc:ID>
         <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                 >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
         <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty> (1)
                 <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                         schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >79ae87bd-19bf-441e-9a6e-a61a315fa0c2</cbc:ID>
                 <cbc:Description>Select the period applicable for all ratios</cbc:Description>
                 <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                         listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                 <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                         listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                 <!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
                 <cac:ApplicablePeriod>
                         <cbc:StartDate>2016-01-01</cbc:StartDate>
                         <cbc:EndDate>2017-01-01</cbc:EndDate>
                 </cac:ApplicablePeriod>
         </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
         <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                 <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                         schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >ee486082-93fa-4c17-8920-fdf01b890bd1</cbc:ID>
                 <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                         listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                 <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                         <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                 schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >8ba2d74f-2d1d-47d2-b713-27c03f87cafa</cbc:ID>
                         <cbc:Description>Ratio Type</cbc:Description>
                         <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                         <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >CODE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                         <cbc:ExpectedCode listID="FinancialRatio" listAgencyID="BACH" listVersionID="1.0">R11</cbc:ExpectedCode>(2)
                 </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                 <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                         <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                 schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >47d71610-4921-4a7c-aed5-1f95149837ef</cbc:ID>
                         <cbc:Description>Definition</cbc:Description>(3)
                         <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                         <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                         <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Total balance sheet/Total
                                 equity</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
                 </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                 <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                         <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                 schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >575681d5-8ffc-40c0-883c-14de01193096</cbc:ID>
                         <cbc:Description>Minimum requirement</cbc:Description>(4)
                         <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                         <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >QUANTITY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                         <cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>0.5</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>
                 </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
         </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
         <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(11)
                 <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                         schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >e9aa7763-c167-4352-8060-1a3d7d3e2662</cbc:ID>
                 <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                         listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                         >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                 <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                         <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                 schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >705c99d0-01f1-4554-a789-776bc1c7681a</cbc:ID>
                         <cbc:Description>Please provide your ratio</cbc:Description>
                         <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                         <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                 listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                 >QUANTITY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                 </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
         </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(5)(6)(7)
					<!--  Multiple types of ratios can be required by the contracting authority for this particular procurement procedure. See mock-up above. This subgroup would contain the second ratio, but has been removed for brevity. -->
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(8)(9)(10)
					<!--  Multiple types of ratios can be required by the contracting authority for this particular procurement procedure. See mock-up above. This subgroup would contain the second ratio, but has been removed for brevity. -->
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(12)
					<!-- Structure "Is this information available electronically would follow next. Removed for brevity. See other examples in other sections. -->
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<!-- Structure "Is this information available electronically would follow next. Removed for brevity. See other examples in other sections. -->
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup
     </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
 </cac:TenderingCriterion>
<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->
1 The period applicable for all the ratios required by the Contracting Authority. This applies to the three ratios required in the example (see mock-up above).
2 First financial ratio block: the particular ratio required by the Contracting Authority is expressed as a code defined by BACH (See CodeList "FinancialRatioType").
3 First financial ratio block: the description of the ratio is the one provided by BACH and should be captured from the CodeList "FinancialRatioType", which in turn is should be directly form the BACH web-site.
4 First financial ratio block: a threshold established by the contracting authority as minimum requirement; the ratio provided by the economic operator shall be greater or equal to this minimum numeric value.
5 Second financial ratio block: type code required by the contracting authority according to the example illustrated in the mock-up above (the contracting authority may require several financial ratios; notice that the cardinality of this sub-group in the data structure and the mock-up is 1..n). The content of this block, and of the following one, have been removed for brevity, but they are similar to the first block, except that the value of the code, description and minimum requirement shall be different.
6 Second financial ratio block: ratio definition.
7 Second financial ratio block: minimum requirement.
8 Third financial ratio block: ratio type required by the contracting authority according to the example illustrated in the mock-up above.
9 Third financial ratio block: ratio definition.
10 Third financial ratio block: minimum requirement.
11 First financial ratio block: the Criterion Property used to refer to the response by the economic operator. In the ESPD Response document, the ID of this Criterion Property will be used by the element cac:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID as the means to link the response to the question. See section VIII.7 Answering Questions for more details on this.
12 Block "Is this information available electronically". This block is constant for all criteria. It has been removed from the example for brevity. See other XML examples.

VI.6 Risk indemnity insurance

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Other requirements:

REQUIREMENT

Compulsory use of the code list InsuranceType for the Extended ESPD of the ESPD.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Basic ESPD it is the economic operator who provides data about one risk indemnity insurance;

  2. In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can require one minimum amount for multiple insurances, each one of a different type (see the code list InsuranceType);

  3. In the Extended ESPD when the amount specified by the economic operator (EO) is lower than the minimum required, the EO will be able to indicate that the EO commits to obtain the minimum amount required (though it doesn’t have it now).

  4. In the Extended ESPD, for the type of insurance "Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance" (and only for this type), the EO will also be able to indicate whether it is exempt or not.

  5. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

  6. For both models, Basic and Extended The only criterion defined under this data structure is classified with the code:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.RISK_INDEMNITY_INSURANCE

VI.6.1 Basic risk indemnity insurance

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the option Professional risk indemnity insurance for its inclusion in the ESPD Request. Notice that the Member State (Finland) defined in e-Certis a specific national criterion related to the risk indemnity insurance. This national criterion will not be saved into the exported XML instance, as this is a BASIC version of the ESPD.

Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' CA mock-up
Figure 137. 'Basic risk indemnity insurance’CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The only data the economic operator needs to provide is the amount covered by the insurance and the currency for that amount:

'Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' EO mock-up
Figure 138. Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion data structure

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion data structure
Figure 139. Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Professional risk indemnity insurance -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7604bd40-4462-4086-8763-a50da51a869c</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.RISK_INDEMNITY_INSURANCE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Professional risk indemnity insurance</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>The insured amount in its professional risk indemnity insurance is the following:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4004e7e2-9107-4bf1-867c-2f384e4198cf</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">42dc8062-974d-4201-91ba-7f2ea90338fd</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7e1a7918-3f66-42e6-b0fb-26be48aabeb5</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a5846245-81da-4651-82db-97f1796c4488</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2cd3ff94-b65f-4579-a4ed-c76371e16760</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplier</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
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VI.6.2 Extended risk indemnity insurance

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the option professional risk indemnity insurance for its inclusion in the ESPD Request. Additionally the contracting authority can specify REQUIREMENT(s) specific to the procurement procedure. There are two situations that need to be distinguished here, when the procurement procedure is divided into Lots and when it is not.

For both situations (Lots and not Lots): The contracting authority can require data from the economic operator in relation to up to four types of insurances. Software applications should control that: no more groups of amount an currency data are presented to the economic operator; and that there are not two amounts referring to the same type of insurance;

Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' CA mock-up
Figure 140. 'Extended risk indemnity insurance' CA REQUIREMENT(s) edition (Procedure without Lots)

When the procedure is divided into Lots: The contracting authority can specify the Lots one particular insurance applies to.

Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' CA mock-up
Figure 141. 'Extended risk indemnity insurance' CA REQUIREMENT(s) edition (Procedure divided into Lots).

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The only data the economic operator needs to provide is the amount covered by the insurance and the currency for that amount:

'Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' EO mock-up
Figure 142. 'Economic operator setup’EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

This structure is quite particular. Notice that:

  1. Multiple national sub-criteria can be defined (as for the rest of criteria); and additionally

  2. Multiple groups of REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION(s) can be defined by the contracting authority (CA):

    • One group asking optionally for Lots: observe that the cardinality of the Lot IDs is 1..n and have their own sub-group, so a list of LotIDs can be built up; and

    • An additional sub-group for the type of insurance and the minimum amount required by the CA.

    • A sub-group of three QUESTION(s) for the economic operator to answer (amount, and two questions to be answered as "Yes" or "No"; and

    • The possibility of attaching an evidence per each insurance.

The XML example below illustrates all this. The values used in the example are the same as the ones in the spread-sheet.

Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion data structure
Figure 143. Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended 'risk indemnity insurance' criterion (Procedure with Lots)
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Professional risk indemnity insurance -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7604bd40-4462-4086-8763-a50da51a869c</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.RISK_INDEMNITY_INSURANCE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Professional risk indemnity insurance</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>The insured amount in its professional risk indemnity insurance is the following:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">86fdb3ce-c54f-4ac0-9649-e204e209ee48</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">02282771-709d-48d6-b43a-a754e0ab6192</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2df5ec1a-462c-4064-8bc5-d9c1feefe505</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">83e3dcc4-c9b3-47e5-9fb8-ffd8386679f1</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f6d006ca-a598-4df5-954e-d926a79aa6bc</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description/>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cc1da737-6c4e-4f4e-821d-c260029058f6</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4b293826-9125-45cf-bbca-bee4fd4ba3fb</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Lots the requirement applies to</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cc1da737-6c4e-4f4e-821d-c260029058f6</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">792b4dfd-adea-45b3-a35d-99f714c736f9</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Lot ID</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"/>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3b35ff7b-ac33-45e9-ae4c-b628a076f1f1</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Type of insurance</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
					<cbc:ExpectedCode>Professional risk indemnity insurance</cbc:ExpectedCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">85241259-6316-40e7-b510-9ab16812ac0a</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Minimum amount</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
					<cbc:ExpectedAmount currencyID="EUR">50000</cbc:ExpectedAmount>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">42dc8062-974d-4201-91ba-7f2ea90338fd</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">35f573e9-1ce1-4ba4-a2da-e1635864b9fe</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3c2c194b-9854-4354-b87c-9952dfb7c9bb</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name>As an EO I will commit to obtain the minimum amount required</cbc:Name>
				<cbc:Description>true</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b6dc43a6-edf0-49e5-a21a-6f58cdc0d39d</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name>I am exempt</cbc:Name>
				<cbc:Description>true</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c235b5fb-f512-416a-b264-7fe7a4241524</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">66ff5c5a-e801-46ab-b976-625e5b464969</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Name/>
					<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.7 Other economic or financial requirements

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Basic ESPD it is the economic operator who declares other economic and financial information.

  2. In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can specify the description of the economic or financial requirement; the minimum amount required and the currency; the period to which the amount relates to; a minimum rating and the rating schema.

  3. In the Extended the contracting authority can also specify the Lots to which the economic or financial requirement applies. This is not possible in the Basic ESPD.

  4. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

  5. For both models, Basic and Extended, the only criterion defined is classified with the code:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.OTHER_REQUIREMENT(s)

VI.7.1 Basic other economic or financial requirements

Mock-up - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the other economic or financial requirements to be included in the ESPD Request document:

Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' CA mock-up
Figure 144. Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' CA mock-up

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The only data expected from the economic operator is a textual description:

Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' EO mock-up
Figure 145. Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

The data structure for this criterion is very simple:

Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' data structure
Figure 146. Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'other economic or financial requirements' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Other economic or financial requirements -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.0">ab0e7f2e-6418-40e2-8870-6713123e41ad</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.0">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.OTHER_REQUIREMENT(s)</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Other economic or financial requirements</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Concerning the other economic or financial requirements, if any, that may have been specified in the relevant notice or in the ESPD, the economic operator declares that:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.0">43da675b-f815-49f6-8b40-4ddb659ab317</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.0">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.0">488ca189-bcdb-4bf4-80c7-3ad507fd89fb</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.0">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.0">36a23054-433c-4e48-acc0-436ec5d66677</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.0">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.0">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.7.2 Extended other economic or financial requirements

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the option other economic or financial requirements for its inclusion in the ESPD Request.

Additionally the contracting authority can specify REQUIREMENT(s) specific to the procurement procedure. There are two situations that need to be distinguished here, when the procurement procedure is divided into Lots and when it is not.

Thus, for this criterion the contracting authority will be able to:

  1. Either add multiple requirements. For each requirement, the CA will need to provide the description of the requirement, the minimum amount and currency and the start and end date; or it will need to provide the minimum rating and the rating schema.

  2. In the ESPDResponse, the EO will be required to provide, for each requirement, the amount and currency.

  3. When the procedure is divided into Lots: The contracting authority can specify the Lots one particular requirement applies to.

Notice that in the mock-up below the first requirement is about an economic of financial requirement whilst the second requirement is about a rating requirement. See data structure and XML example for more details on this distiction.

Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' CA mock-up
Figure 147. Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' CA REQUIREMENT(s) edition (Procedure divided into Lots).

Mock-up - economic operator perspective

The economic operator, in its view, sees all the requirements defined by the contracting authority and responds to this requirements with an amount and currency. See XML example below to identify where these data are placed in the XML instance.

'Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' EO mock-up
Figure 148. Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

The structure of this criterion 'other economic or financial requirements' for the EXTENDED ESPD is also very particular (distinct from the rest of criteria data structures). Notice the following aspects:

  1. It allows for capturing multiple national criteria;

  2. It specifies the Legislation component for the EU parent criterion. So far so good, no differences until now;

  3. There’s a group of REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION(s).

  4. The group of REQUIREMENT(s) defines a caption that is kep empty (no name, no description, no value. You will have noticed this also in other criteria. The reason for having this dummy CAPTION is that the UBL-2.2 model requires always at least one cac:TenderingCriterionProperty element instance inside a group or sub-group of properties;

  5. Then you have the group for collecting Lots specified by the CA. This spreadsheet would generate only one Lot, unless you add more LotIDs into this sub-group. Observe that the cardinality of the REQUIREMENT (LotID) is multiple, 1..n.

  6. The most important part comes now: You have a kind of choice here: one of the two subgroups the data will be shown (or not) depending on the answer of the contracting authority to the REQUIREMENT: Select the type of requirement. If the CA’s answer was economic or financial requirement the application takes it as a true; otherwise it is considered false:

    • On true (see the group code on the right side of the data structure) three REQUIREMENT(s) will be shown to the economic operator: description, minimum amount and period. For this REQUIREMENT the economic operator will see all these requirements and will have to provide an amount.

    • On false (see the group code on the right side of the data structure) three REQUIREMENT(s) will be shown to the economic operator: minimum rating and rating scheme. For this REQUIREMENT the economic operator will see all these requirements and will have to provide a rating.

Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' criterion data structure
Figure 149. Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended 'other economic or financial requirements' criterion (Procedure with Lots)
<!-- ... header elements removed for brevity ... -->

    <cac:TenderingCriterion>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ab0e7f2e-6418-40e2-8870-6713123e41ad</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.ECONOMIC_FINANCIAL_STANDING.OTHER_REQUIREMENTS</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
        <cbc:Name>Other economic or financial requirements</cbc:Name>
        <cbc:Description>Concerning the other economic or financial requirements, if any, that may have been specified in the relevant notice or in the ESPD, the economic operator declares that:</cbc:Description>
        <cac:Legislation>
            <cbc:Title>Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU</cbc:Title>
            <cbc:Description>Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:JurisdictionLevel>eu</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
            <cbc:Article>Article 58(3)</cbc:Article>
            <cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.094.01.0065.01.ENG</cbc:URI>
        </cac:Legislation>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4ddccd16-91e4-4b72-ae0f-78f2f1ab9490</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">df814480-6e5e-4c77-af81-faf76ea01d54</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Lots the requirement applies to</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cc1da737-6c4e-4f4e-821d-c260029058f6</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ae3a0f6a-942f-45c4-8e99-a9c2001bcc24</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Lot ID</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot1</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ae3a0f6a-942f-45c4-8e99-a9c2001bcc24</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Lot ID</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot2</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ae3a0f6a-942f-45c4-8e99-a9c2001bcc24</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Lot ID</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot3</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">26ece6a2-b360-46c1-890d-8338913b8719</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c62f2c7-0c51-451d-8730-427f92ed618c</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Select the type of requirement</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CODE_BOOLEAN</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedCode listID="BooleanGUIControlType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-OP" listVersionID="1.0">RADIO_BUTTON_TRUE</cbc:ExpectedCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ca15c15f-110e-4a10-8d6e-5e41cf5f9098</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">13728a54-21e3-4c84-8b11-48666c3d260f</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Description of the economic or financial requirement</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <cbc:ExpectedDescription>__FinReqsDescription</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">48c7b3bf-8d1c-4497-a915-78d53ba68089</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Minimum amount</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <cbc:MinimumAmount currencyID="EUR">100006</cbc:MinimumAmount>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8b4ae4f0-2849-49ea-a64b-7bb20c60bde4</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Start date; End date</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <cac:ApplicablePeriod>
                            <cbc:StartDate>2000-10-10</cbc:StartDate>
                            <cbc:EndDate>2000-10-10</cbc:EndDate>
                        </cac:ApplicablePeriod>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9b3a04ff-e36d-4d4f-b47c-82ad402b9b02</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"></cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1d89c188-58d2-461e-a4f6-a17f689d87f4</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cc96aa19-a0be-4409-af58-ff3f3812741b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">57d4160f-20b4-4b43-967b-76b038a2fa6b</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Minimum rating</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f07b5174-93ae-46dd-aa26-7f451d97f6a8</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Rating scheme</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        <cbc:ExpectedDescription></cbc:ExpectedDescription>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5fe93344-ed91-4f97-bcab-b6720a131798</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"></cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3bd1913b-c461-41eb-87c4-84e003785a56</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>Rating</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0dbc3bcb-03c9-42de-a26e-9b55e529e847</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7ca215e9-4f2c-4894-968b-d3f71fe88da0</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... rest of elements removed for brevity ... -->

VI.8 References on similar works, deliveries or services

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. For both models, Basic and Extended the contracting authority can require references for the type of project (or nature of the contract: works, supplies and services). Software applications should take care of not including those types of contract that were not selected by the contracting authority.

  2. In the Basic ESPD the economic operator supplies its references for one of those types of contract.

  3. In the Basic ESPD the economic operator provides a description for the reference, the amount of the contract, the period of execution and who where the recipients of its works, supplies or services. 'Amount' here must be interpreted as the amount specific to this reference. See difference between total and specific amounts below.

  4. In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can specify the minimum number of references required for the evaluation; an an unlimited number of free-text “requirements”, so the CA can provide requirements very specific to the procurement procedure.

  5. In the Extended ESPD, and per each reference, the economic operator (EO) can specify more information than for the Basic ESPD; e.g. the Lots to which the reference applies; the 'total amount' and the 'specific amount', the 'activity' of the economic operator in this reference, the period of time the execution or performance took, whether this reference must be treated as confidential or not, and the 'receipients' of this reference.

  6. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents the national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

  7. For both models, Basic and Extended, there are three criteria with the same data structure (works, supplies and services references):

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.REFERENCES.WORKS_PERFORMANCE

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.REFERENCES.SUPPLIES_DELIVERY_PERFORMANCE

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.REFERENCES.SERVICES_DELIVERY_PERFORMANCE

Difference between 'total amount' and 'specific amount' in a reference

The total amount refers to the amount of the contract, the specific refers to the amount of the contract a concrete reference is linked to. Two examples could be:

  1. A contract for the acquisition of printers (Lot1) and the maintenance of the printers (Lot2). Your reference is about the maintenance only. Total amount: 1,000,000 € (Lot1 + Lot 2). Specific amount: 700,000.00 (Lot2, maintenance).

  2. Building of a bridge. Total amount: 20,000,000 €. The reference is only about the asphalt provided for the bridge: specific amount 1,351,145.89 €.

VI.8.1 Basic references

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

In this example the contracting authority requires references for the contract, the nature of which is about works. Notice that in this case the Member State (Finland in this example) did not define any national criterion linked to the performance of works.

Basic 'References' CA mock-up
Figure 150. Basic 'References' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

The economic operator can add or remove as many references as needed (buttons '+' and 'paper-bin'). For each reference it will have to provide a description of the reference, the amount of the contract of that referenced work, the period of execution and who where the recipients of the work.

Basic 'References' CA mock-up' EO mock-up
Figure 151. Basic 'References' CA mock-up' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

The data structure is quite straight-forward, it is composed of multiple groups (cardinality 1..n) of description, amount, period and recipients:

Basic 'References' criterion data structure
Figure 152. Basic 'References' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'Works contracts references' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:For works contracts: performance of works of the specified type -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cdd3bb3e-34a5-43d5-b668-2aab86a73822</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.REFERENCES.WORKS_PERFORMANCE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>For works contracts: performance of works of the specified type</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>For public works contracts only: During the reference period, the economic operator has performed the following works of the specified type. Contracting authorities may require up to five years and allow experience dating from more than five years.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8a8db847-1e66-4361-b4fa-be9b8b9f5d2a</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">381bea15-9460-49f7-a6d0-15d13059de29</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0f38723e-33af-414c-876e-1dade0d9b887</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Description</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a9eaf466-506c-49e4-a76a-be6cab45c421</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Amount</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">413643b4-402d-4ec2-b4bf-64fb1954d20f</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Start date; End date</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">493e0832-f12f-4ca7-ba10-2a9110b159b4</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Recipients</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b0149663-69ba-4087-9086-3d0f4be4b20c</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">94888c61-19b6-4980-a9b7-2a6f6afa164e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence suppleid</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">aa36e2f0-a458-46c3-a1f6-361fb434906f</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Verification code</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">252c1469-d170-4a92-a627-59390beac4fb</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Issuer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.8.2 Extended references

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

As in the previous example, in this example about the Extended references the contracting authority requires references for the contract, the nature of which is also about works.

For the EXTENDED ESPDS, the contracting authority can specify these REQUIREMENT(s):

  1. The Lots to which all the requirements it will issue must apply;

  2. The minimum number of references expected;

  3. One or more specific requirements in the form of free-texts (notice the buttons to add or remove the requirements.

Extended 'References' CA REQUIREMENT(s) edition mock-up
Figure 153. Extended 'References' CA REQUIREMENT(s) edition mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

  1. In this EXTENDED view for the economic operator (EO) can see the lots and requirements specified by the contracting authority (CA), lower left side of the mock-up.

  2. The EO can also list those Lots it tenders to that apply to the particular reference it is providing. Software applications should validate that the Lots supplied by the EO for a reference are in the range of those specified by the contracting authority.

  3. The EO can provide a description for the reference, the total amount of the contract in which the reference was included, the amount for the specific works referenced, the period of execution and one or more groups of data about the recipients (name/description, contact person name and contact e-mail).

  4. The EO can also state that one reference is confidential, in which case the reference will only be accessible to the evaluation team.

Extended 'References' EO mock-up
Figure 154. Extended 'References' EO mock-up
Non-validation of text content

NOTICE that the EO has made a mistake and for a "Works contracts: performance of works for the specified type" it is describing a Service. The Schematron-based validation solution cannot validate this situation as the description is a textual value.

For details on the Schematron-based validation solution see section Annex I: XML Validation.

Data Structure - Extended

The data structure for references caters for:

  1. The definition of multiple national criteria associated to the EU criterion specified in e-Certis;

  2. The creation of the Legislation component associated to the EU criterion;

  3. One group of REQUIREMENT(s) for the contracting authority to specify the general requirements for this criterion (e.g. Lots the references apply to, minimun number of references);

  4. Multiple groups (cardinality 1..n) of questions for the economic operator to answer; which in this case are multiple references to works about which the EO has to provide information and the lots the EO tenders to related to the references.

Extended 'References' criterion data structure
Figure 155. Extended 'References' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended (REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs)

Extended 'References for a works contract' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:For works contracts: performance of works of the specified type -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cdd3bb3e-34a5-43d5-b668-2aab86a73822</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.REFERENCES.WORKS_PERFORMANCE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
    <cbc:Name>For works contracts: performance of works of the specified type</cbc:Name>
    <cbc:Description>For public works contracts only: During the reference period, the economic operator has performed the following works of the specified type. Contracting authorities may require up to five years and allow experience dating from more than five years.</cbc:Description>(1)
    <cac:Legislation>
        <cbc:Title>Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU</cbc:Title>
        <cbc:Description>Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC</cbc:Description>
        <cbc:JurisdictionLevel>eu</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
        <cbc:Article>Article 58(4)</cbc:Article>
        <cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.L_.2014.094.01.0065.01.ENG</cbc:URI>
    </cac:Legislation>
    <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">381bea15-9460-49f7-a6d0-15d13059de29</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>

        <!-- CA's REQUIREMENT: minimum number of references expected -->

        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">02ce3b09-71d0-4b3b-a504-ddfc14d3ef73</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:Description>Minimum number of references</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            <cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>1</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>(3)
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">53c9aad8-dc80-48f8-85d9-755c2aab8e95</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- The next property element is imposed by the cardinality in the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3f601c12-10b9-43b9-aec4-0ba43330cdd1</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description> </cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>

            <!-- other REQUIREMENTs affecting Lot1, Lot2, Lot4 and Lot5 -->

            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(4)(5)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d663aca5-5f3c-4980-b825-81e1bd7db381</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(4)
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7337b561-13b4-4368-a681-c3cd019f0360</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Specific amount greater than 1,000,000 €.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>(4)
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(5)
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6496b5fb-b7f8-48cb-97f6-ea3663f35636</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Exeuted recently, after 2013 in any case.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>(5)
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

            <!-- Lots affected by this REQUIREMENT. -->

            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup> (2)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">167ab253-4fb7-4e45-81be-b049fba44b3a</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0234b3d-29cb-45b3-b61c-c5080e9384b9</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>The following requirements apply to lots</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot1</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0234b3d-29cb-45b3-b61c-c5080e9384b9</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>The following requirements apply to lots</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot2</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0234b3d-29cb-45b3-b61c-c5080e9384b9</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>The following requirements apply to lots</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot4</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c0234b3d-29cb-45b3-b61c-c5080e9384b9</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>The following requirements apply to lots</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    <cbc:ExpectedID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot5</cbc:ExpectedID>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

        <!-- QUESTIONs ADDRESSED TO THE EO START HERE. -->

        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a44e24e9-f878-4651-9ead-e0b1387dae09</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>

            <!-- CAPTION imposed by the UBL-2.2 XSD cardinality constraint. -->

            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a4eadb87-4612-4c04-aa45-92ced08c4746</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Lots these references apply to</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>

            <!--
                The Lots for which the Reference provided by the EO makes sense. For the EO answer see the Responses at the end of the document.
                The EO will answer with the LOT_IDENTIFIERs Lot1 and Lot2. See Response with the UUID 'c6eb0a5a-0d22-4123-8599-1be0e1d38697' in
                the element `cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID`.
            -->

            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(6)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b9ac8ecf-5902-408e-a9a6-604568b35e1e</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c6eb0a5a-0d22-4123-8599-1be0e1d38697</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Lot ID</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

            <!--
                The following sub-group of properties are intended for the EO provide information about one Reference. See the Responses at the end of the
                document, where each Response is linked to one and only one of the following QUESTIONs through the UUID of the QUESTION, which in the Response
                is held in the element `cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID`.
            -->

            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8ec5c30-2c17-4936-abbb-392523d873e5</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <!-- QUESTION: Description of the Reference by the EO. See Response at the end of the file. -->(7)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">72b19420-a904-4e4b-8465-a922dcec06b6</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Reference description</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: The Total Amount of the Reference, including the amounts that were specific to (share of) other EOs participating in the execution of the work. See Response at the end of the file. -->(8)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c2556c58-72aa-42a6-ad45-568ef9ba1988</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Total amount</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: The activity of this economic operator in this work. -->(9)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8886ec57-02d9-461d-932b-25c1bb494c7f</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Activity of the economic operator</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: The amount specific to the contribution of this EO in this Reference. Notice that the specific and the total amounts are identical. The EO proabably executed the work alone, as a sole contractor. -->(10)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c78e1d6-1bdf-4129-b86c-89da335c8918</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Specific amount</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: Duration of the execution of the work. -->(11)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4cdf40b6-a1dd-461b-81b1-a9669304302f</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Period (Start and End dates)</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: The level of confidentiality of the information regarding this Reference. Confidential references provided by the EO cannot be made accessible by the CA to third parties. -->(12)
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">90da53d3-2e8f-47be-9b72-1393e6200e16</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Confidential</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- QUESTION: The name of the recipient of the work. -->(13)
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6afa7569-e4c4-4538-be89-84a82b2a301b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bdfb2116-0c4e-4d2c-ae5e-a2b95d767078</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Recipient name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION: Name of the contact point, a person in this case. -->(14)
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">95994e82-e650-4567-beab-ba4672d27008</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact person name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION: Contact e-mail of the recipient of the work.. -->(15)
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6d9355c0-129b-4f70-85f0-36f2ffa6fcb8</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact email</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">01112025-23d7-41cb-89fe-90a521515742</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact telephone</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8768d6ff-a82b-49e3-a462-f53a1948d9ab</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Is this information available online?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bda20df6-4a52-4487-b32c-480caccefdc1</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>Evidence Supplied</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a44e24e9-f878-4651-9ead-e0b1387dae09</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">865bd217-ad93-1002-98e7-cf130f727934</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Lots these references apply to</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b9ac8ecf-5902-408e-a9a6-604568b35e1e</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">849f9eb1-25ad-b69d-01ff-f78765477fad</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Lots IDs</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">LOT_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8ec5c30-2c17-4936-abbb-392523d873e5</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6fdc82f1-84b3-d133-2a65-415d47c41ec1</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Reference description</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a6096bee-df0e-334f-5b0f-2bdfb59777ce</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Total amount</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">145c2bf7-1819-7735-4648-f9614b5e0b2b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Activity of the economic operator</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3c85e650-76af-20b8-b149-344b8fcc4954</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Specific amount</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">AMOUNT</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b150493c-d407-bf74-1104-ad6d8eb171ff</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Period (Start and End dates)</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERIOD</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c19e2b01-87a0-c4e1-4c75-2be6bc658890</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Confidential</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6afa7569-e4c4-4538-be89-84a82b2a301b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c180d321-b2bc-0aae-22c9-fab05c1e6b52</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Recipient name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">54365a34-6615-8f29-d421-7c80152c4975</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact person name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9b064689-ed95-8db7-f176-f13e503626ba</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact email</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cda27dd6-f108-4978-6122-50a8ec29c3d6</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Contact telephone</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">69f0f61b-f03e-1df5-68f4-21ab7e4dfeb7</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Is this information available online?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">233c7119-7050-bf30-482b-b344a89a023f</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>Evidence Supplied</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
 <!-- Rest of elements removed for brevity -->
1 The description of the Criterion.
2 The Lots to which the CA’s REQUIREMENTs apply to (Lot1, Lot2, Lot4 and Lot5, in this example).
3 The minimum number of references expected by the CA (minimum one, in this example).
4 Additional REQUIREMENT expressed by the CA that apply for the affected Lots: Specific amount greater than a certain amount.
5 Additional REQUIREMENT expressed by the CA that apply for the affected Lots: Executed recently.
6 The Lots for which the Reference makes sense. Notice that the response of the EO is consistent, as the procedure is divided into 7 Lots.
7 The description of the work executed.
8 The Total Amount of the Reference, including the amounts that were specific to (share of) other EOs participating in the execution of the work. Notice that the attribute currencyID is set to "EUR".
9 The activity of this economic operator in this work.
10 The amount specific to the contribution of this EO in this Reference. Notice that the specific and the total amounts are identical. The EO proabably executed the work alone, as a sole contractor.
11 Duration of the execution of the work.
12 The level of confidentiality of the information regarding this Reference. Confidential references provided by the EO cannot be made accessible by the CA to third parties.
13 The name of the recipient of the work.
14 Name of the contact point, a person in this case.
15 Contact e-mail of the recipient of the work.

The fragment of XML code below shows the responses to the QUESTIONs for the Criterion above. For details on how an ESPD-Response document specifies responses and links them to each particular QUESTION see section VIII.7 Answering QUESTIONs

XML Example - Extended (REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs)

Extended 'References for a works contract' criterion
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!--
    E.g. The responses coming next are the answers to the Criterion above "References". For complete "dummy" responses to all criteria (exclusion and selection), see
    the rest of examples in the folder dist/xml.
-->

<!--
    Responses to the QUESTIONs in Criterion "References" above.
    NOTICE that the EO has made a mistake and for a "Works contracts: performance of works for the specified type" it is describring a Service.
    The Schematron-based validation solution cannot validate this situation as the description is a textual value.
-->(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)

<!--
    Lots for which the Reference(s) provided by the EO make sense.
    *BEWARE* that this is a 'collection' of values of the same data type that are linked to one QUESTION.
-->

<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(6)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3d7d8db3-5e90-49fb-b96d-6fd53b950649</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c6eb0a5a-0d22-4123-8599-1be0e1d38697</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">daa25cac-b8c5-405d-abaa-18d29e2d5c59</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:ResponseID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot1</cbc:ResponseID>(6)
    </cac:ResponseValue>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96995244-1cff-4b1c-8a4d-788e2cc604aa</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:ResponseID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW">Lot2</cbc:ResponseID>(6)
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The Reference Description -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(7)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">afb8c2dd-4dfa-4182-83e1-719cc996b1e5</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">72b19420-a904-4e4b-8465-a922dcec06b6</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3ebe542b-e220-4a08-a488-ddca5eb7d2cd</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>Implementation of the Interoperability Platform of Electronic State Sevices of the State which facilitates the exchange of information between
        different public institutions of the Government. This platform is aimed at allowing -in this first phase- the exchange of information between 5 public
        institutions, seeking the automation of 37 steps throught 30 information services</cbc:Description>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The Total Amount of the Reference, including the amounts taht were specific to (share of) other EOs participating in the execution of the work. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(8)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c8ebc58-5d0b-454c-8fe9-6c16690400c5</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c2556c58-72aa-42a6-ad45-568ef9ba1988</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9cdcb2e6-f162-4f9f-8260-2cb5a47c8690</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:ResponseAmount currencyID="EUR">2479914.00</cbc:ResponseAmount>(8)
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The activity of this economic operator in this work. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(9)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bdf6bdb0-e3c7-4d5b-8ee1-726434c983c6</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8886ec57-02d9-461d-932b-25c1bb494c7f</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">07e0e41b-235c-4d95-a9c7-15aa8eaf0215</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>The project involved the design, development and implementation of the Interoperability Platform for Electronic Services of the State. This project
        integrated all Government Institutions, making a much more efficient and centralized information process possible.</cbc:Description>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The amount specific to the contribution of this EO in this Reference. Notice that the specific and the total amounts are identical.
    The EO proabably executed the work alone, as a sole contractor. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(10)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">31379d51-4b1c-40a1-b0bf-38cc85bf559d</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c78e1d6-1bdf-4129-b86c-89da335c8918</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a5762219-d77f-486c-8a6f-dae1b5efabe5</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:ResponseAmount currencyID="EUR">2479914.00</cbc:ResponseAmount>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- Duration of the execution of the work. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(11)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fc669b60-f1b4-452e-9331-1fce9d3809b4</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4cdf40b6-a1dd-461b-81b1-a9669304302f</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ApplicablePeriod>
        <cbc:StartDate>2017-02-01</cbc:StartDate>
        <cbc:EndDate>2017-02-06</cbc:EndDate>
    </cac:ApplicablePeriod>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The level of confidentiality of the information regarding this Reference. Confidential references provided by the EO cannot be made accessible by the CA to third parties. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(12)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">964bdaef-a00c-4c5a-b34b-333fa9cde699</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">90da53d3-2e8f-47be-9b72-1393e6200e16</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">31bdb55b-ebdf-4cab-a5cb-2a5e73c17191</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:ResponseIndicator>true</cbc:ResponseIndicator>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- Sequence of data about the recepient of the work follows. -->
<!-- The name of the recipient of the work. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(13)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1137d708-eafe-4077-bfb1-dea6cdb63de5</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bdfb2116-0c4e-4d2c-ae5e-a2b95d767078</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d1bd1d8a-278f-40de-885c-f2cdecf28c80</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>Economics Department, Government of Spain</cbc:Description>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- Name of the contact point, a person in this case -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(14)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">11ba592f-0c0d-4632-a110-4191a04d9b4f</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">95994e82-e650-4567-beab-ba4672d27008</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4e9008d5-059f-4bc4-a654-099f29db38a3</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>Juan Rodriguez</cbc:Description>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>
<!-- The email for contacting the recipient of the work executed by the EO.  -->
<cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>(15)
    <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">482ae348-b3d8-4efa-a827-3aba6aa9e2b6</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6d9355c0-129b-4f70-85f0-36f2ffa6fcb8</cbc:ValidatedCriterionPropertyID>
    <cac:ResponseValue>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="ISO/IEC 9834-8:2008 - 4UUID" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f6478bc5-31bc-4724-825c-0bb6446eb76e</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:Description>Juan.rodriguez@mail.com</cbc:Description>
    </cac:ResponseValue>
</cac:TenderingCriterionResponse>

<!-- Evidences would follow next. See other files in the dist/xml folder for complete examples. -->
1 Not part of the responses (see XML example above)
2 Not part of the responses (see XML example above)
3 Not part of the responses (see XML example above)
4 Not part of the responses (see XML example above)
5 Not part of the responses (see XML example above)
6 The Lots for which the Reference makes sense. Notice that the response of the EO is consistent, as the procedure is divided into 7 Lots.
7 The description of the work executed.
8 The Total Amount of the Reference, including the amounts that were specific to (share of) other EOs participating in the execution of the work. Notice that the attribute currencyID is set to "EUR".
9 The activity of this economic operator in this work.
10 The amount specific to the contribution of this EO in this Reference. Notice that the specific and the total amounts are identical. The EO proabably executed the work alone, as a sole contractor.
11 Duration of the execution of the work.
12 The level of confidentiality of the information regarding this Reference. Confidential references provided by the EO cannot be made accessible by the CA to third parties.
13 The name of the recipient of the work.
14 Name of the contact point, a person in this case.
15 Contact e-mail of the recipient of the work.

VI.9 Abilities

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Table 25. Weighting

REQUIREMENT

In an open procedure the CA has to consider all tenders that pass the selection criteria. The contract is awarded based on award criteria.

For two stage procedures it should be possible to weight the "Technical and professional ability" (the rest of selection criteria should be always PASS/FAIL).

Weighting can be done either using percentage or points for one procedure. The CA should have a free text where they can describe the scoring methodology.

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Basic the contracting authority cannot specify any REQUIREMENT. It is the economic operator that provides descriptive information (free-text field) about the technicians or bodies.

  2. In the Extended the contracting authority can provide a specific REQUIREMENT. For this example the CA expects the economic operator to provide information about the group of technicians that will supply support to the users. The CA can add and remove as many requirements as needed.

  3. In the Extended the economic operator (EO) sees the REQUIREMENT(s) specified by the CA and can provide different groups of information (which are not disjoint).

  4. For procurement procedures organised in two stages the Extended ESPD allows the weighting of the technical and professional abilities.

  5. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

  6. The Basic ESPD defines two different data structures:

    • One data structure to define up to eight Criteria (sharing the same data structure):

      • Technicians or technical bodies for quality control (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_QUALITY_CONTROL)

      • For works contracts: technicians or technical bodies to carry out the work (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_CARRYING_WORKS)

      • Technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.FACILITIES_FOR_QUALITY_ENSURING)

      • Study and research facilities (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.FACILITIES_FOR_STUDY_RESEARCH)

      • Supply chain management (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.SUPPLY_CHAIN_MANAGEMENT)

      • Educational and professional qualifications (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.PROFESSIONAL_QUALIFICATIONS)

      • Environmental management measures (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.ENVIRONMENTAL_MANAGEMENT_MEASURES)

      • Tools, plant or technical equipment (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.EQUIPMENT)

    • One data structure to define the Allowance of Checks:

      • Allowance of checks (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.CHECKS.ALLOWANCE_OF_CHECKS)

    • One more data structure to define criteria related to the contractor’s staff:

      • Number of managerial staff (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.MANAGERIAL_STAFF)

      • Average annual manpower (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.AVERAGE_ANNUAL_MANPOWER)

  7. The Extended ESPD, in turn, supplies a richer set of (five) data structures thus facilitating a greater semantic interoperability:

    • One data structure to define two ability criteria related to technicians:

      • Technicians or technical bodies for quality control (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_QUALITY_CONTROL)

      • For works contracts: technicians or technical bodies to carry out the work (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_CARRYING_WORKS)

    • One data structure to define a miscellania of five criteria that can share the same data structure:

      • Technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.FACILITIES_FOR_QUALITY_ENSURING)

      • Study and research facilities (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.FACILITIES_FOR_STUDY_RESEARCH)

      • Supply chain management (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.SUPPLY_CHAIN_MANAGEMENT)

      • Environmental management measures (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.ENVIRONMENTAL_MANAGEMENT_MEASURES)

      • Tools, plant or technical equipment (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.EQUIPMENT)

    • One data structure to define abilities related to the education and professional qualifications of the contractor or service provider:

      • Educational and professional qualifications (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.PROFESSIONAL_QUALIFICATIONS)

    • And one more data structure to define the allowance of checks:

      • Allowance of checks (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.CHECKS.ALLOWANCE_OF_CHECKS)

    • One data structure to define two abilities related to the contractor’s staff:

      • Number of managerial staff (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.MANAGERIAL_STAFF)

      • Average annual manpower (CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.AVERAGE_ANNUAL_MANPOWER)

VI.9.1 Basic Abilities (I) (Technicians, …​)

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (PASS/FAIL, i.e. 'non-weighted')

Basic 'Abilities (I)' CA mock-up
Figure 156. Basic 'Abilities (I)' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Basic 'Abilities (I)' EO mock-up
Figure 157. Basic 'Abilities (I)' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Basic 'Abilities (I)' criterion data structure
Figure 158. Basic 'Abilities (I)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic XX
<!... header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Technicians or technical bodies for quality control -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3aaca389-4a7b-406b-a4b9-080845d127e7</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_QUALITY_CONTROL</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Technicians or technical bodies for quality control</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>It can call upon the following technicians or technical bodies, especially those responsible for quality control. For technicians or technical bodies not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking but on whose capacities the economic operator relies as set out under Part II, Section C, separate ESPD forms must be filled in.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5e6827e1-64ca-4375-989a-6a6948d5a0d3</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">488ca189-bcdb-4bf4-80c7-3ad507fd89fb</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b5207ccc-3207-4a51-a2a5-d2d2cb528e06</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4e20e385-e48f-4e7b-981e-08b0e2fb8c92</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Name/>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d43276ac-7e9f-4870-8d04-c8bd9e959e2c</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">67ea2cfc-f8a5-44bd-b333-a73186dcd4fa</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Verification code</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ef2b8cc7-c8a8-4c9f-9b4c-e9961d6ba46a</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Name/>
				<cbc:Description>Issuer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!... rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.9.2 Basic Abilities (II) - Checks

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the 'allowance of checks' option in a ESPD Request builder software application GUI. This criterion will be included in the ESDP Request XML instance.

Basic 'checks' CA mock-up
Figure 159. Basic 'checks' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

The economic operator has only to answer Yes or No in response.

Basic 'checks' EO mock-up
Figure 160. Basic 'checks' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

The data structure for this criterion is quite straightforward, it only contains a group of one QUESTION which has to be answered with Yes or No, thus the expected property data type INDICATOR.

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Basic 'checks' criterion data structure criterion data structure
Figure 161. Basic 'checks' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'checks' XML example
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Allowance of checks -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8809aa1-29b6-4f27-ae2f-27e612e394db</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.CHECKS.ALLOWANCE_OF_CHECKS</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Allowance of checks</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>For complex products or services to be supplied or, exceptionally, for products or services which are required for a special purpose: The economic operator will allow checks to be conducted on the production capacities or the technical capacity of the economic operator and, where necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and on the quality control measures? The check is to be performed by the contracting authority or, in case the latter consents to this, on its behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3905a69e-4893-4d52-9650-c144d405ecba</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d7721546-9106-43a7-8d31-2fe08a862b00</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6250e2c6-9309-42ea-a969-d2599c0159be</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Do you allow checks?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.9.3 Basic abilities (III) (Staff)

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

Basic 'Abilities (III)' CA mock-up
Figure 162. Basic 'Abilities (III)' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Basic 'Abilities (III)' CA mock-up
Figure 163. Basic 'Abilities (III)' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Basic 'Abilities (III)' criterion data structure
Figure 164. Basic 'Abilities (III)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'number of managerial staff' (Abilities III) criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Number of managerial staff -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6346959b-e097-4ea1-89cd-d1b4c131ea4d</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.MANAGERIAL_STAFF</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Number of managerial staff</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>The economic operator’s number of managerial staff for the last three years were as follows:</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2ba5bf04-b2c3-4e3a-8e4d-c275663ef590</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">931ee8aa-8907-492c-acdb-2600d3360be0</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8e3925ea-45c1-4db7-9c50-6de2196d4b63</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0fb34dc6-78ba-4542-b78d-ff709bc4b905</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0dacd810-70f1-43d6-9367-c3b474515b47</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e30fcf9b-e656-41d3-9de9-0973cc9d0a12</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">66869a93-8224-407c-8cd7-ef51cba5c416</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.9.4 Extended Abilities (I) - Persons

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (PASS/FAIL, non-weighted)

Extended 'Abilities (I)' CA REQUIREMENT mock-up
Figure 165. Extended 'Abilities (I)' CA REQUIREMENT edition mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (PASS/FAIL, non-weighted)

As you see from the mock-up below the economic operator can add and remove technicians and bodies associated to one CA’s REQUIREMENT. In this case the REQUIREMENT specified by the CA is the type of technical assistance the EO’s teams must provide.

Extended 'Abilities (I)' EO mock-up
Figure 166. Extended 'Abilities (I)' EO mock-up

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (WEIGHTED)

In two-stages procedures the contracting authority may like to score EOs in the evaluation phase and would like to inform the EO in a transparent way how it will weight them. The mock-up below shows a possible GUI for the CA to set this information and other additional requirements related to the weighting:

Extended 'Abilities (I)' WEIGHTED CA REQUIREMENT edition mock-up
Figure 167. Extended 'Abilities (I)' WEIGHTED CA REQUIREMENT edition mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (WEIGHTED)

Extended 'Abilities (I)' WEIGHTED EO mock-up
Figure 168. Extended 'Abilities (I)' WEIGHTED EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

(The figure below is defined in the the tab ''SC-Abilities_1 (Persons)'' of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

In this data structure the first REQUIREMENT set by the contracting authority is whether the criterion is to be WEIGHTED or not (the opposito to WEIGHTED is PASS/FAIL, see the Code List EvaluationMethodType).

Either if it is weighted or not one important aspect here is that the sub-groups of QUESTION(s), the one for the technicians and the one for the technical bodies, can be repeated several times, one time per each technician or body the economic operator decides to add (thus the cardinalities 0..n for both sub-groups).

Extended 'Abilities (I)'
Figure 169. EXTENDED 'Abilities (I)(Persons)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended (WEIGHTED)

The XML example below shows the REQUIREMENT(s) and QUESTION(s). See the section "IX.2 All about weights" for this same example followed by the responses.

Notice that the data is distributed in three places:

  1. Some root elements (directly under the root element of the /QualificationApplicationResponse. Observe that in the case of elements cbc:Description UBL-2.2 does always specify a multiple cardinality. This allows for separating the lines of the text thus facilitating its presentation for layout purposes.

  2. The criterion itself; see circled numbers and comments beneath the XML code;

  3. The data structure (see the EXTENDED spread-sheet tab SC-Abilities_1).

Criterion "Technicians or technical bodies for quality control" (EXTENDED and WEIHGTED)
<!-- root elements that are global for all weighted criteria -->
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>For weighted criteria, evaluators will allocate a score between 0 and 100 to each question reponse in accordance with the scoring guidance below:</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>(3)
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>0 Unnaceptable</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>25 Poor</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>50 Acceptable</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>50 Acceptable</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>100 Excellent</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>Suppliers must pass all of the pass/fail (Yes/No) questions and score a minimum of 75 overall in this section to proceed to the next stage. This will allows us to get a short list of suppliers to take through to the next stage. The final score for a criterion (or "Weighted Question Score") results from the product of the Score obtained and the weight allocated by the Contracting Authority to the criterion.</cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyDescription>
<cbc:WeightingType listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">PERCENTAGE</cbc:WeightingType>(2)

<!-- Criterion:Technicians or technical bodies for quality control -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3aaca389-4a7b-406b-a4b9-080845d127e7</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.TECHNICIANS_FOR_QUALITY_CONTROL</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Technicians or technical bodies for quality control</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>It can call upon the following technicians or technical bodies, especially those responsible for quality control. For technicians or technical bodies not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking but on whose capacities the economic operator relies as set out under Part II, Section C, separate ESPD forms must be filled in.</cbc:Description>
	<cbc:WeightNumeric>0.1</cbc:WeightNumeric>(5)
	<cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode listID="EvaluationMethodType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">WEIGHTED</cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode>(4)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>0 technicians -> 0 points</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>1 technician -> 30 points</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>2 technicians -> 60 points</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>3 technicians -> 75 points</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>4 technicians -> 100 points</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
		<cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>Minimum acceptable: 2 technicians</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(6)
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<!-- ... elements removed for brevity ... -->
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation><!-- ... elements removed for brevity ... --></cac:Legislation>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1e73d705-9dc1-43f1-9b5c-2d0deac7bc5f</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9cf2aa13-19ac-4767-a06b-da3b6c8c9c27</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Is this criterion weighted?</cbc:Description>(1)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f156d97a-9700-4ad9-8d21-e3ac57102278</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bbe06b1d-bb21-4588-a489-4bce6a51364f</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
					<cbc:ExpectedDescription>Technical User Support Group</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">609cc954-64be-4b4f-800a-f17589deb936</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96cc5c65-2395-4750-b9c7-b60dc58fcf24</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Description/>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52ffcf91-3598-438f-8c3d-faf97da02602</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b986d088-ec14-4eca-ac99-a7119aae4f43</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Technician</cbc:Description>
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a2662683-efc5-4e81-be28-57dfa78b4834</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>First name</cbc:Description>(7)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bc0d0694-d47f-4b1c-9770-843fe177360c</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Last name</cbc:Description>(8)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9a7344fa-fc73-4e73-a440-531e90b61231</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Profession</cbc:Description>(9)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">845f376f-fedb-4710-a1b8-5514c5439c1b</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Experience</cbc:Description>(10)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7e9f0030-3fe9-4407-888f-f7cfe39f9df2</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Other information</cbc:Description>(11)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b848f9ea-281b-4895-96c1-705d678bf125</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>How long with EO</cbc:Description>(12)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
							<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
								<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">94b53be3-b838-4538-8b43-b6b1f05fc158</cbc:ID>
								<cbc:Description>Is this information available online?</cbc:Description>(13)
								<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
								<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
							</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
								<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
								<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
								<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
									<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">91ee7ffe-07b5-4e87-87e5-9b1063e9d487</cbc:ID>
									<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
									<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
									<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
								</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">45a67f48-d146-4faf-8239-dd6977dffe29</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">99fe0af5-0a47-4930-b1e8-8acbc614964b</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Description/>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">52ffcf91-3598-438f-8c3d-faf97da02602</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">aab9aa41-87a0-4f71-89d4-3dfdb94fc025</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Technical body</cbc:Description>
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"/>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b8b76588-cc5c-4d6f-acf9-0447ab1047f4</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Name</cbc:Description>(14)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3044bc5a-eb95-4639-a0b5-4c1d79da9873</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Experience area</cbc:Description>(15)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">165d6fad-8915-4b20-8c75-1a661a27e2f4</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:Description>Other information</cbc:Description>(16)
							<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
							<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
						</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<!-- Evidence associated to the criterion -->
						<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup> (17)
							<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
							<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
							<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
								<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b9b7e484-829f-47b9-8d83-545ed3ff43cf</cbc:ID>
								<cbc:Description>Is this information available online?</cbc:Description>
								<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
								<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
							</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
								<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
								<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
								<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
									<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5549921f-8000-45e9-8fbc-3c7bab4ba6d4</cbc:ID>
									<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
									<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
									<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
								</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
							</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
						</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
(17)
1 The contracting authority (CA) selects that some criteria shall will be weighted.
2 The CA decides that the weights will be expressed as percentages.
3 The CA describes the general method used to score and evaluated the weighted criteria. As this, and the previous (#2 and #3) are global these data go in two XML document root elements.
4 This criterion is weighted (default is set to PASS/FAIL).
5 The weight assigned to this criterion by the CA is 10%.
6 The CA provides additional information related to the evaluation of this specific criterion. The expected data value is 'DESCRIPTION' → cbc:Description. As in UBL-2.2 descriptions are always multiple cardinality elements this is used to distribute the information in multiple description lines.
7 First Name of the technician (data about one technician starts here (circled numbers #7 to #13). Multiple technicians can be added/removed by the economic operator).
8 Family name of the technician.
9 Profession of the technician.
10 Experience of the technician.
11 Additional information about the technician.
12 Months the technician has worked for the economic operator.
13 Available online evidence related to this technician, his experience, etc.
14 Name of a technical body (data about technical bodies starts here, circled numbers #14 to #17). Multiple bodies can be added/removed by the economic operator.
15 Area of experience of the technical body.
16 Additional information related to the technical body.
17 Available online evidence related to this technical body.

VI.9.5 Extended Abilities (II) - Facilities

Data Structure - Extended

(The figure below is defined in the the tab ''SC_Abilities_2 (Facilities,…​)'' of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Abilities (II)'
Figure 170. Extended 'Abilities (II) (Facilities, …​.)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Criterion "Technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality" (Extended ESPD-Request)
<!-- Header elements removed for brevity -->

<!--
        This criterion illustrates how to prepare a selection criterion about ''abilities'', more specifically the criterion
        ''Technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality''.
-->
<!-- The rest of criteria above and below this criterion have been removed for brevity. -->

<cac:TenderingCriterion>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4bf996d9-439c-40c6-9ab9-980a48cb55a1</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.FACILITIES_FOR_QUALITY_ENSURING</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
    <cbc:Name>Technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality</cbc:Name>
    <cbc:Description>It uses the following technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality and its study and research facilities are as follows:</cbc:Description>
    <!-- This criterion will be used in a second or subsequent evaluation stage. Its relative weight, assigned by the CA, is in this case 5%. -->
    <cbc:WeightNumeric>0.05</cbc:WeightNumeric>(1)
    <!-- The fact that the criterion is weighted is announced here. -->
    <cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode listID="EvaluationMethodType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">WEIGHTED</cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode>(2)
    <!-- Additional information to help EOs improve their offer, and used also for transparency. See also chapter "Putting things together" and the XML
        example in that chapter for details on this. -->
    <cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>Facilities and quality measures aligned to standards will score better, especially if those standards are European.</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(3)
    <cac:Legislation><!-- data elements removed for brevity --></cac:Legislation>
    <!-- The main group of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs start here. -->
    <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(4)
        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1e73d705-9dc1-43f1-9b5c-2d0deac7bc5f</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
        <!-- The following property announces that the criterion will be weigthed. It principle it had a two-fold goal: 1) to make know the EO
            about the fact that it will be used in a second (or subsequent) stage of the evaluation for its ranking; and 2) for the evaluator (or
            system proposing automated evaluation results, to use it during the evaluation phase. However it is, in fact, superfluous or redundant,
            as this information is also indicated in the `cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode` (type WEIGHTED) and of the relative weight value assigned to
            the element `cbc:WeightNumeric`(5% in this example). -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(5)
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e5ca83df-73d3-4774-8621-81a7914d228c</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:Description>This criterion will be weighted</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">WEIGHT_INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <!-- Notice that multiple subgroups of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION can be used to specify multiple requirements -->
        <!-- This is the 1st. Subgroup of REQUIREMENT and QUESTION: Subgroup specifically used for facilities -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(6)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f156d97a-9700-4ad9-8d21-e3ac57102278</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- Requirement specifically aimed to ask for details about the facility security measures. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(7)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a8b8f85e-63f3-4364-a7fa-8e8e3004d3e3</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Describe with as much detail as possible the facilities where the EO is developed, and namely these ones:
                    1) square meters of each storey; 2) quantity of exit gates per storey; 3) number of fire extinguishers per storey; 4) diagram with
                    the location of the exit doors and of the fire-extinguishers.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- The following subgroup contains the QUESTION that will be used in the Response as a reference for the Response
                of the EO to theREQUIREMENT in the previous subgroup. -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(8)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">488ca189-bcdb-4bf4-80c7-3ad507fd89fb</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <!-- The UUID of this QUESTION will be used in the Response providing the text that will be used by the evaluators. -->
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4b0ddbd4-6c8e-42f1-9b39-d372d3ad878c</cbc:ID>(9)
                    <cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!-- The EO can use this subgroup of evidences to, in the response to it (in the ESPD-Response), make the information required available online. The URL should be in the domain of the EO -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(10)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ef6e3621-1098-4b68-b793-787963afe844</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0d25f520-02dc-4252-a565-86e4f0879fe5</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Notice that multiple subgroups of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION can be used to specify multiple requirements -->
        <!-- This is the 2nd. Subgroup of REQUIREMENT and QUESTION: Subgroup specifically used for quality measures -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(11)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f156d97a-9700-4ad9-8d21-e3ac57102278</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3a901515-2bf3-435a-922d-8b42acbc61d8</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Describe in detail how much your facilities are aligned with the ISO 9000. Where not aligned justify profusely.
                    If your explanations are lengthy, make them available online and specify the URL from where to access them freely or make them
                    available as additional document references or as part of the tender.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- The following subgroup contains the QUESTION that will be used in the Response as a reference for the Response
                of the EO to theREQUIREMENT in the previous subgroup. -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">488ca189-bcdb-4bf4-80c7-3ad507fd89fb</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <!-- The UUID of this QUESTION will be used in the Response providing the text that will be used by the evaluators. -->
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c7169ea8-cce8-4d1a-83de-a862ba9d4121</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!-- The EO can use this subgroup of evidences to, in the response to it (in the ESPD-Response),
                make the information required available online. The URL should be in the domain of the EO. -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4d79fcb6-7b36-4208-984b-5c511d1257fa</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e9b9ff43-4397-46a2-a19c-37e109da5407</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- Rest of elements removed for brevity -->
1 The fact that the criterion is weighted implies that the procedure will go throught at least of stages of the evaluation, the first one is used to exclude and select EOs, the second or other subsequent evaluation stages will be used to short-list and rank the best tenders based on the relative weights of the selected criteria that are weighted. See section "IX Putting all pieces together/IX.2 All about weights" for more details. In this example, the relative weight assigned by the CA to this criterion is 5%.
2 The fact that the criterion is weighted is also announce wiht the code WEIGHTED, in the element cac:EvaluationMethodTypeCode. This can be used by automated techniques (e.g. DPS, eAuction, other) to apply automated evaluation processes.
3 Additional information used for clarifications and transparency purposes.
4 Main group of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs.
5 The following property announces that the criterion will be weigthed. In principle it had a two-fold goal: 1) to make know the EO about the fact that it will be used in a second (or subsequent) stage of the evaluation for its ranking; and 2) for the evaluator (or system proposing automated evaluation results, to use it during the evaluation phase. However it is, in fact, superfluous or redundant, as this information is also indicated in the cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode (type WEIGHTED) and of the relative weight value assigned to the element cbc:WeightNumeric(5% in this example). Additionally, The data about the criterion weight in criteria #40 and #50 is needed by the GUI for the contracting authority to be asked about the specific weight of one criterion.
6 Notice that multiple subgroups of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION can be used to specify multiple requirements. The 1st. Subgroup of REQUIREMENT and QUESTION: Subgroup specifically used for facilities starts here.
7 Requirement specifically aimed to ask for details about the facility security measures. The second subgroup of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION will ask about other aspects: the degree of alignement to an ISO.
8 Sub-subgroup containing the QUESTION that will be used in the Response as a reference for the Response of the EO to theREQUIREMENT in the previous subgroup.
9 This UUID will be used in the Response providing the text that will be used by the evaluators. Beware that the UUID is not illustrated in the spread-sheet data structure because it is generated automatically.
10 Subgroup for evidences. The EO can use it to, in the response to it (in the ESPD-Response), make the information required available online. The URL should be in the domain of the EO.
11 The 2nd. Subgroup of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION starts here, in this case to ask about for other specificic quality measures (e.g. alignment to the ISO 9000).

VI.9.6 Extended Abilities (III) - Education

Data Structure - Extended (Education)

(The figure below is defined in the the tab ''SC_Abilities_3 (Education)'' of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Abilities (III)'
Figure 171. Extended 'Abilities (III) (Education)' criterion data structure
Use of the EC’s ESCO Taxonomy for Skills, Competences and Occupations (and Qualifications)

Notice that in the Data Structure above there is the field ''If possible please indicate the ESCO identifier for this qualification'', and that the expected type of data is 'URL'.

ESCO is a multilingual classification that identifies and categorises skills, competences, qualifications and occupations relevant for the EU labour market and education. It is being developed (maintained) by the European Commission since 2010. The taxonomy can be downloaded from this link.

The reason why the expected type of data is a URL is because in ESCO taxonomy each concept is identified with a URI (A Uniform Resource Identifier, and URI can be used as locators, i.e. URL are URIs).

ESCO is legally supported by the REGULATION (EU) 2016/589 of 13 April 2016 (the EURES Regulation) and two Implementing Decisions:

  • Commission Implementing Decision No 2018/1020 establishes the list of skills, competences and occupations of the European classification (ESCO) to be used for the operation of the EURES common IT platform as provided for in Article 19 of Regulation (EU) 2016/589 and lays down the procedures to update and review this list.

  • Commission Implementing Decision No 2018/1021 lays down the technical standards and formats necessary for the operation of the automated matching through the common IT platform using the European classification (ESCO) and the interoperability between national systems and the European classification.

XML Example - Extended (Education)

Criterion "Educational and professional qualifications" (Extended ESPD-Request)
<!--
        This criterion illustrates how to prepare a selection criterion about ''abilities'', more specifically the criterion
        ''Educational and professional qualifications''.
-->
<!-- The rest of criteria above and below this criterion have been removed for brevity. -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">07301031-2270-41af-8e7e-66fe0c777107</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.PROFESSIONAL_QUALIFICATIONS</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
    <cbc:Name>Educational and professional qualifications</cbc:Name>
    <cbc:Description>The following educational and professional qualifications are held by the service provider or the contractor itself, and/or (depending on the requirements set out in the relevant notice or the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or  by its managerial staff.</cbc:Description>
    <!-- This criterion will be used in a second or subsequent evaluation stage. Its relative weight, assigned by the CA, is in this case 5%. -->
    <cbc:WeightNumeric>0.05</cbc:WeightNumeric>(1)
    <!-- The fact that the criterion is weighted is announced here. -->
    <cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode listID="EvaluationMethodType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">WEIGHTED</cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode>(2)
    <!-- Additional information to help EOs improve their offer, and used also for transparency. See also chapter "Putting things together" and the XML
        example in that chapter for details on this. -->
    <cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>At least three qualifications are expected be provided, but the weight will not change if more than three qualifications are provided.</cbc:WeightingConsiderationDescription>(4)
    <cac:Legislation><!-- data elements removed for brevity --></cac:Legislation>
    <!-- The main group of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs start here. -->
    <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(5)
        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d2cadc29-07e0-46b2-a74a-a0dc4bd2e5c2</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
        <!-- The following property announces that the criterion will be weigthed. It principle it had a two-fold goal: 1) to make know the EO
            about the fact that it will be used in a second (or subsequent) stage of the evaluation for its ranking; and 2) for the evaluator (or
            system proposing automated evaluation results, to use it during the evaluation phase. However it is, in fact, superfluous or redundant,
            as this information is also indicated in the `cbc:EvaluationMethodTypeCode` (type WEIGHTED) and of the relative weight value assigned to
            the element `cbc:WeightNumeric`(5% in this example). Future versions of the ESPD-EDM may deprecate this REQUIREMENT. -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(6)
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2fe1c4be-ed09-4241-a531-366e73b33436</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:Description>This criterion will be weighted</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">WEIGHT_INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <!-- This subgroup may occur multiple times. In this example it is instantiated once. -->
        <!-- Subgroup specifically used to require that the qualifications must not be older than 3 years. -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(7)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">1be6421a-0360-449e-ae7c-ce7fad73c2c2</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- The CA's REQUIREMENT: qualifications not older than 3 years. If no REQUIREMENT was necessary it could be replace with a CAPTION. Its
                 occurrence here is compulsory because of the cardinality imposed by the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(8)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">25c19a70-e4d1-42cf-aa33-20aad4faacbc</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                <cbc:ExpectedDescription>The qualifications provided by the economic operator must the most recent possible, in any case not older than three years.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- The next is a "dummy" property, a CAPTION used to overcome the compulsory cardinality of the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema. -->
            <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(9)
                <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5df40500-a9b7-4c15-8325-a9762224a3c9</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a65e32e3-410c-4017-b7c8-d3bd395f732b</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:Description> </cbc:Description>
                    <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                    <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <!-- The group of QUESTIONs addressed to the CA start here. -->
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(10)
                    <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">5476ec64-de1e-45d2-aaf1-a40a463ab7a9</cbc:ID>
                    <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                    <!-- QUESTION 1. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(11)
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e8dbdda7-f4d3-4a79-800c-3cbe89a7785e</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>First name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 2. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7671b0c6-9441-4294-a10f-e122533014e8</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Last name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 3. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">fd1cc8a2-7b71-490e-b97f-8efa2feffbf8</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Please describe the educational or professional qualification</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 4. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">244adb88-1a49-4907-90ff-19f8aed4d5db</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>If possible please indicate the ESCO identifier for this qualification</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">URL</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 5. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b7fbe574-67b2-4f6e-afe1-8431f826b1b2</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>If possible please describe the ESCO qualification</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 6. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f006fd88-54c1-43d5-88d1-8dd144b1b7af</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Qualification name</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 7. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e2fe06d0-9612-4aff-9a60-93083703db49</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Qualification number</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 8. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bfaacca0-ac68-4964-a071-2e8519e32697</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Qualification issuing date</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DATE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <!-- QUESTION 9. -->
                    <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">056e7d4e-715e-40bc-ad9a-ea0ddc089e75</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Qualification issuing body</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                    </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                    <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9026e403-3eb6-4705-a9e9-e21a1efc867d</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">48e9b90f-8158-4141-805a-941ad5d9b8a2</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:Description>Is this information available online?</cbc:Description>
                            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <!-- Possible evidences related to this criterion -->
                        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0a166f0a-0c5f-42b0-81e9-0fc9fa598a48</cbc:ID>
                            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">36bb4865-b0f4-421a-8e45-c34976698203</cbc:ID>
                                <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                    </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>

        <!-- 2nd. 3rd. etc. subgroups of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs can be added here to ask for more qualifications subject to different specific REQUIREMENTs. -->

    </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

VI.9.7 Extended Abilities (IV) - Checks

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

The contracting authority has selected the 'allowance of checks' option in a ESPD Request builder software application GUI. This software application will create a criterion of this in the ESPD Request XML instance with zero, one or more REQUIREMENT(s) by the EO.

The contracting authority (CA) can specify none, one or several REQUIREMENT(s). In this case a REQUIREMENT is a descriptive text provided by the CA where the criterion is better explained or where certain conditions relating to the criterion. In this example the CA is specifying which type of premises it wants to check and for which reasons.

Extended 'Checks' CA REQUIREMENT mock-up
Figure 172. Extended 'allowance of checks' CA REQUIREMENT edition mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

The EO should see as many boxes (groups) of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION as REQUIREMENT(s) specified by the CA. In this case the economic operator (EO) sees one REQUIREMENT associated to one QUESTION. The expected answer is Yes or No.

Extended 'Checks' CA mock-up
Figure 173. Extended 'allowance of checks' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

The data structure below shows how this criterion is organised. Notice the following:

  1. The Member State can associate one or more national criteria to this EU criterion (element sub-criterion, cardinality 0..n).

  2. The criterion can be associated to one or more pieces of legislation (this spread-sheet does not focus on the edition of the legislation element; the transformation style-sheet will generate dummy values for this element).

  3. At least one REQUIREMENT group will always be created. If the CA specified more than one REQUIREMENT(s), more groups of REQUIREMENT + QUESTION would be added to the ESPD Request XML instance.

  4. If not specific REQUIREMENT is issued by the CA, the REQUIREMENT group should equally be created and the REQUIREMENT value should be replaced with a literal (e.g. 'No specific requirements').

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

(The figure below is defined in the the tab ''SC_Abilities_4 (Checks)'' of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Abilities (IV)'
Figure 174. Extended 'Abilities (IV) (Checks)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended allowance of checks criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Allowance of checks -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c8809aa1-29b6-4f27-ae2f-27e612e394db</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.TECHNICAL.CHECKS.ALLOWANCE_OF_CHECKS</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Allowance of checks</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>For complex products or services to be supplied or, exceptionally, for products or services which are required for a special purpose: The economic operator will allow checks to be conducted on the production capacities or the technical capacity of the economic operator and, where necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and on the quality control measures? The check is to be performed by the contracting authority or, in case the latter consents to this, on its behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e6b21867-95b5-4549-8180-f4673219b179</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Name>[Name of the National Criterion]</cbc:Name>
		<cbc:Description>[Description of the National Criterion ]</cbc:Description>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">8c39b505-8abe-44fa-a3e0-f2d78b9d8224</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9f7e914c-6abc-495e-9f97-3770635237f7</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>[Additional information; e.g. no evidences online]</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CAPTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">NONE</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">ef9f4d52-17ea-4dca-8863-a74b7ded2fc3</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Your Answer</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:SubTenderingCriterion>
	<cac:Legislation> <!-- Elements removed for brevity. -->
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">10822ddd-9ba6-42d5-9339-de0845aeafc9</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(1)
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">570c19ca-80f2-4477-a4c2-7d9b6781c31c</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedDescription>The EO will allow the CA to visit the premises where the development is performed(upon pre-agreed calendar) in order to check the security measures undertaken by the EO.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a3410620-8ed3-47f9-ab90-b5b1aeeff6a5</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">f20fee9c-f374-4dc7-b88f-8428cec5a4b3</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Do you allow checks?</cbc:Description>(2)
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<!-- Evidences block would follow. Removed for brevity. See it in other examples. -->
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- rest of elements removed for brevity -->

VI.9.8 Extended Abilities (V) - Staff

Data Structure - Extended (Staff)

(The figure below is defined in the the tab ''SC_Abilities_5 (Staff)'' of the ESPD-CriteriaTaxonomy spread-sheet).

Extended 'Abilities (V)'
Figure 175. Extended 'Abilities (V) (Staff)' criterion data structure

XML Example - Extended

Criterion SC-Abilities (Staff) Extended ESPD-Request
<!-- Header elements removed for brevity. -->
<!--
This criterion illustrates how to prepare a selection criterion about ''abilities'', more specifically the criterion
''Number of managerial staff''.
-->
<!-- The rest of criteria above and below this criterion have been removed for brevity. -->

<cac:TenderingCriterion>
    <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6346959b-e097-4ea1-89cd-d1b4c131ea4d</cbc:ID>
    <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.MANAGERIAL_STAFF</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
    <cbc:Name>Number of managerial staff</cbc:Name>
    <cbc:Description>The economic operator’s number of managerial staff for the last three years were as follows:</cbc:Description>
    <cac:Legislation><!-- Data elements removed for brevity. --></cac:Legislation>
    <!-- This criterion will not be weigthed. -->
    <!-- The main group of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs starts here. -->
    <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(1)(2)
        <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7f7949a8-dbe6-496c-a9f6-6f05b8648bad</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
        <!-- Two REQUIREMENTs are issued, minimum number of years and additional information. Beware that in the ESP all the thresholds imposed
            with a REQUIREMENT are at present *minimum* quantities. -->
        <!--
            REQUIREMENT #1: Minimum number of times (3) for which the economic must provide the number
            of managerial staff, three times in this example. -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(3)(4)
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">2416716f-1d55-4a5a-8580-f8b5a33ca2c9</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:Description>Minum number of years</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            <!-- The number provided by the contracting authority. -->
            <cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>3</cbc:ExpectedValueNumeric>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <!-- Additional information in a narrative way. -->
        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(5)
            <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">da6558a0-0878-4662-99fd-a7040b139e02</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:Description>Additional information</cbc:Description>
            <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
            <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            <cbc:ExpectedDescription>Provide a sufficient description of the managerial team.</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        <!-- Subgroup 1/3 (for year 1 out of 3). -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(6)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the first year. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(7)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bd677a81-a394-44de-b7d2-8bf3be5991d8</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the number of the staff for the first year, e.g. the EO would respond with a value like: 12 (meaning a team of twelve people). -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>(8)
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">102375b8-881f-4bac-85d7-15f78e7a7895</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Placeholder for evidences related to the first year. -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(9)
            <!-- Data elements removed for brevity. -->
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Subgroup 2/3 (for year 2 out of 3) -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(10)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the second year -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0dcb85d0-9c7a-4dc3-b966-48dd8d00a4e4</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the number of the staff for the second year. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">3995be99-c599-4049-a8e4-78d96a787fb1</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Placeholder for evidences related to the second year. -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!-- Data elements removed for brevity. -->
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Subgroup 3/3 (for year 3 out of 3) -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>(11)
            <cbc:ID schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">96defecc-7d32-4957-82e9-aad5f3c5b736</cbc:ID>
            <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the third year -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">783bb2c3-b354-45e4-a75e-0547393ce05a</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Year</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_YEAR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
            <!-- QUESTION asking the number of the staff for the third year. -->
            <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d9cd4ee1-c0f1-441a-8057-07ecba179266</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:Description>Number</cbc:Description>
                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUANTITY_INTEGER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
            </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <!-- Placeholder for evidences related to the third year. -->
        <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
            <!-- Data elements removed for brevity. -->
        </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
    </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- Rest of elements until the end of the Request documentn removed for brevity. -->
1 Notice that this criterion does not specify any weight. The default evaluation method is PASS_FAIL. Most probably this is an Open Procurement Procedure.
2 The main group of REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs starts here.
3 Two REQUIREMENTs are issued, minimum number of years and additional information. Beware that in the ESP all the thresholds imposed with a REQUIREMENT are at present minimum quantities.
4 REQUIREMENT #1: Minimum number of times (3) for which the economic must provide the number of managerial staff, three times in this example.
5 Additional information in a narrative way.
6 Subgroup 1/3 (for year 1 out of 3).
7 QUESTION asking the first year, e.g. the EO, in its response would provide an integer value like: 2016.
8 QUESTION asking the number of the staff for the first year, e.g. the EO would respond with a value like: 12 (meaning a team of twelve people).
9 Subgroup for evidences related to this first REQUIREMENT. The data elements inhere have been removed for the sake of brevity. See XML examples in dist/xml for the complete Criterion.
10 Subgroup 2 or REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs.
11 Subgroup 3 or REQUIREMENTs and QUESTIONs.

VI.10 Subcontracting proportion

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. For this criterion, the only difference between the Basic and Extended models lies in the fact that the Extended XML instance is able to keep national sub-criteria defined by the Member State in e-Certis.

  2. For both models, Basic and Extended, there is only one criterion with a simple data structure, classified as:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.SUBCONTRACTING_PROPORTION

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (Basic and Extended)

The contracting authority selects the criterion to be included in the ESPD Request:

'Subcontracting proportion' CA mock-up
Figure 176. 'Subcontracting proportion' CA mock-up (Basic and Extended)

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (Basic and Extended)

The economic operator has to provide a descriptive response in a free-text field:

'Subcontracting proportion' EO mock-up
Figure 177. 'Subcontracting proportion' EO mock-up (Basic and Extended)

Data Structure - Basic

The data structure is very simple, it only defines a group with one QUESTION:

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Basic 'Subcontracting proportion' criterion data structure
Figure 178. 'Subcontracting proportion' criterion data structure (Basic)

Data Structure - Extended

The difference with the Basic model is that the Extended is able to define and keep in the XML instance the national sub-criteria. But, as sub-criteria are optional, if the MS did not defined any national sub-criterion then the data structure would enn up being the same than for both cases.

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Extended 'Subcontracting proportion' criterion data structure
Figure 179. 'Subcontracting proportion' criterion data structure (Extended)

XML Example - (Basic and Extended)

As in this case the MS (Finland, in this example), did not defined any national criterion associated to the EU criterion, the resulting XML instance is identical for both models of the ESPD Request (Basic and Extended).

'Subcontracting proportion' criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Subcontracting proportion -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">612a1625-118d-4ea4-a6db-413184e7c0a8</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.SUBCONTRACTING_PROPORTION</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Subcontracting proportion</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>The economic operator intends possibly to subcontract the following proportion (i.e. percentage) of the contract. Please note that if the economic operator has decided to subcontract a part of the contract and relies on the subcontractor’s capacities to perform that part, then please fill in a separate ESPD for such subcontractors, see Part II, Section C above.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">575f7550-8a2d-4bad-b9d8-be07ab570076</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">48d527b0-ba49-4fbc-bfd3-3db487c47baf</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Please specify</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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VI.11 Samples and certificates

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. For this criteria, the only difference between the Basic and Extended versions lies in the fact that the Extended XML instance is able to keep national sub-criteria defined by the Member State in e-Certis.

  2. For both versions, Basic and Extended, there are two criteria that share the same data structure, classified as:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.ARTEFACTS.NO_AUTHENTICATED_ARTEFACTS

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.ARTEFACTS.AUTHENTICATED_ARTEFACTS

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective (Basic and Extended)

The contracting authority selects the criteria that have to be included in the ESPD Request, e.g.:

'Samples and certificates' CA mock-up
Figure 180. 'Samples and certificates' CA mock-up (Basic and Extended)

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective (Basic and Extended)

The economic operator only has to answer Yes or No. The GUI does not react in any way either the EO clicks one or the other (which is not the case for other criteria, see for example the behaviour of the criteria about 'quality assurance' below in further sections).

'Samples and certificates' EO mock-up
Figure 181. 'Samples and certificates' EO mock-up (Basic and Extended)

Data Structure - Basic

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Basic 'Samples and certificates' criteria data structure
Figure 182. 'Samples and certificates' criteria data structure (Basic)

Data Structure - Extended

The with the Basic ESPD is that the Extended is able to define and keep in the XML instance the national sub-criteria. But, as sub-criteria are optional, if the MS did not defined any national sub-criterion then the data structure would actually end up being the same for both cases.

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Extended 'Samples and certificates' criterion data structure
Figure 183. 'Samples and certificates' criteria data structure (Extended)

XML Example - (Basic and Extended)

As in this case the MS did not defined any national criterion associated to the EU criterion, the resulting XML instance is identical for both models of the ESPD Request (Basic and Extended).

'Samples and certificates' criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:For supply contracts: samples, descriptions or photographs without certification of authenticity -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">bdf0601d-2480-4250-b870-658d0ee95be6</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.MANAGEMENT.ARTEFACTS.NO_AUTHENTICATED_ARTEFACTS</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>For supply contracts: samples, descriptions or photographs without certification of authenticity</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>For public supply contracts: The economic operator will supply the required samples, descriptions or photographs of the products to be supplied, which do not need to be accompanied by certifications of authenticity.</cbc:Description>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cb73544d-e8bb-4cc6-819b-b8e04f1e240e</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d86645aa-a97f-43c2-a9fd-3dc0278c1027</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d6c6dd34-91a8-4b3f-a2a1-5d27c3adff58</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">cfd7bf8d-0919-43d6-90b0-c8fafcbda85e</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
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VI.12 Quality assurance

See formal requirements related to selection criteria in the BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0).

Differences between Basic and Extended

  1. In the Basic ESPD the contracting authority (CA) cannot specify REQUIREMENT(s).

  2. For both models, Basic and Extended, the economic operator is expected to answer Yes or No.

    • If the EO answers Yes the EO will be asked whether there are evidences available online.

    • In the case the EO answers NO it will have to provide additional explanations.

  3. In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can provide as many REQUIREMENT(s) as needed in a textual field, normally the type of standard it expects the EO conforms to, e.g. 'ISO 9001', 'EMAS', etc. (but it could issue any other type of REQUIREMENT as a text).

  4. The Extended is able to keep in the XML documents national sub-criteria defined by the MS in e-Certis.

  5. For both models, Basic and Extended, there are three criteria that share the same data structure, classified as:

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.CERTIFICATES.QUALITY_ASSURANCE.QA_INSTITUTES_CERTIFICATE

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.CERTIFICATES.QUALITY_ASSURANCE.QA_INDEPENDENT_CERTIFICATE

    • CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.CERTIFICATES.ENVIRONMENTAL_MANAGEMENT.ENV_INDEPENDENT_CERTIFICATE

VI.12.1 Basic Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up
Figure 184. Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Notice that in the case where the economic operator answers No the box with the text "If not, please explain why and specify which other means …​" is shown. This box is not shown for the Yes answer. This behaviour can be controlled with the ONFALSE code of the sub-group of QUESTION(s) (see data structure and XML example below, too).

When the EO answers Yes it will be asked whether online evidences are available online or not. This is controlled by the code ONTRUE assigned to the sub-group of QUESTION(s) about the evidence (see data structure and XML example).

Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up
Figure 185. Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Basic

Notice the ONFALSE code for the sub-group containing the sentence thats starts with 'If not, please explain why…​'. The code means: if the answer to the previous question was No then this sub-group must be shown/processed.

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' criteria data structure
Figure 186. Basic 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' criteria data structure

XML Example - Basic

Basic 'certificates by independent bodies about quality assurance standards' criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:Certificates by independent bodies about quality assurance standards -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d726bac9-e153-4e75-bfca-c5385587766d</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.CERTIFICATES.QUALITY_ASSURANCE.QA_INDEPENDENT_CERTIFICATE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>Certificates by independent bodies about quality assurance standards</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Will the economic operator be able to produce certificates drawn up by independent bodies attesting that the economic operator complies with the required quality assurance standards, including accessibility for disabled persons?</cbc:Description>
	<cac:Legislation>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">b4585532-0e0b-4ed1-a72d-208030547060</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:Title>[Legislation title]</cbc:Title>
		<cbc:Description>[Legislation description]</cbc:Description>
		<cbc:JurisdictionLevel>EU</cbc:JurisdictionLevel>
		<cbc:Article>[Article, e.g. Article 2.I.a]</cbc:Article>
		<cbc:URI>http://eur-lex.europa.eu/</cbc:URI>
		<cac:Language>
			<cbc:LocaleCode listID="LanguageCodeEU" listAgencyName="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EN</cbc:LocaleCode>
		</cac:Language>
	</cac:Legislation>
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4887c3d7-05fc-4e3e-b066-f338910f0c4c</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">e11eba0e-66fd-4735-9aaa-614b006662fc</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41e950d1-47fd-4db6-be18-cbe82e779391</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">c33cf7bb-85f0-4f85-990d-0e056c869b5b</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">83f2f79e-0455-4918-89ff-d7829e8bf758</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">d14b8965-e439-4d5c-8959-860b44ad38cb</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>If not, please explain why and state which other means of proof can be provided:</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>
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VI.12.2 Extended Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards

Mock-ups - contracting authority perspective

In the Extended ESPD the contracting authority can specify a REQUIREMENT. In this example it provides the name of the ISO it expects the economic operator to be conformant to.

Extended 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up
Figure 187. Extended 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up

Mock-ups - economic operator perspective

Notice that, as for the Basic ESPD the economic operator (EO) has to answer Yes or No. In the case the EO answers No the box with the text "If not, please explain why and specify which other means …​" is shown. This box is not shown for the Yes answer. This behaviour can be controlled with the ONFALSE code of the sub-group of QUESTION(s) (see data structure and XML example below, too).

When the EO answers Yes it will be asked whether online evidences are available online or not. This is controlled by the code ONTRUE assigned to the sub-group of QUESTION(s) about the evidence (see data structure and XML example).

Extended 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' CA mock-up
Figure 188. Extended 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' EO mock-up

Data Structure - Extended

Notice the following:

  1. In principle the contracting authority (CA) has to provide at least one REQUIREMENT. But it might decide not to provide any requirement at all, in which case the behaviour of the GUI would be similar to the one for the Basic ESPD. In this case do not to alter the data structure (e.g. not to remove the REQUIREMENT_GROUP) and to provide a text for REQUIREMENT such as, for example, 'No specific requirements'.

  2. The ONFALSE code for the sub-group containing the sentence thats starts with 'If not, please explain why…​' means: if the answer to the previous question was No then this sub-group must be shown/processed.

  3. If ONTRUE (answer to previous QUESTION = Yes) then the question about the online evidences is shown/processed.

(Some columns have been hidden to enhance the readability of the image).

Extended  'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' criteria data structure
Figure 189. Extended 'Quality Assurance schemes and environmental management standards' criteria data structure

XML Example - Extended

Extended 'certificates by quality control institutes' criterion
<!-- header elements removed for brevity -->

<!-- Criterion:For supply contracts: certificates by quality control institutes -->
<cac:TenderingCriterion>
	<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">a7669d7d-9297-43e1-9d10-691a1660187c</cbc:ID>
	<cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">CRITERION.SELECTION.TECHNICAL_PROFESSIONAL_ABILITY.CERTIFICATES.QUALITY_ASSURANCE.QA_INSTITUTES_CERTIFICATE</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
	<cbc:Name>For supply contracts: certificates by quality control institutes</cbc:Name>
	<cbc:Description>Can the economic operator provide the required certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to the technical specifications or standards, which are set out in the relevant notice or the in the ESPD, the relevant notice or ?</cbc:Description>
	<!--Legislation eliminated for brevity -->
	<!--National sub-criterion eliminated for brevity -->
	<cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">612d99eb-ea3b-4275-ac06-0db05e039c8c</cbc:ID>
		<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
		<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">348a935d-5418-467c-ab57-d5aaf1d1b614</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:Description>Requirement</cbc:Description>
			<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">REQUIREMENT</cbc:TypeCode>
			<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			<!-- No answer is expected here from the economic operator, as this is a REQUIREMENT issued by the contracting authority. Hence the element 'cbc:ValueDataTypeCode' contains the type of value of the requirement issued by the contracting authority -->
			<cbc:ExpectedDescription>ISO 9001</cbc:ExpectedDescription>
		</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
		<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">4887c3d7-05fc-4e3e-b066-f338910f0c4c</cbc:ID>
			<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
			<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">32ddd941-7efe-4333-aa4d-77d8d585f2bc</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
				<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
				<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
			</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">9c7e3e3f-8bdf-4e36-a171-3ea55a515a1b</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>Is this information available electronically?</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
					<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
						<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">6947b635-dfdb-4581-b41b-9b543b765369</cbc:ID>
						<cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
						<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
						<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">EVIDENCE_Identifier</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
					</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
				</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
			<cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
				<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">83f2f79e-0455-4918-89ff-d7829e8bf758</cbc:ID>
				<cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">ONFALSE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
				<cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
					<cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1">0bc3265c-3d6a-4ff1-ba52-c0a2007f8fa9</cbc:ID>
					<cbc:Description>If not, please explain why and state which other means of proof can be provided:</cbc:Description>
					<cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
					<cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1">DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
				</cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
			</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
		</cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
	</cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

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VII. Other aspects of participation and selection

VII.1 Reduction of candidates

In restricted procedures, competitive procedures with negotiation, competitive dialogue procedures and innovation partnerships, contracting authorities may limit the number of candidates meeting the selection criteria that they will invite to tender or to conduct a dialogue [7].

To cover this possibility, the ESPD Regulation introduces a section named "Reduction of the number of qualified candidates" with one criterion that reads as follows:

"The economic operator declares that it meets the objective and non-discriminatory criteria or rules to be applied in order to limit the number of candidates in the following way:".

This ESPD-EDM specification provides a specific data structure that allows the contracting authority to specify these objective and non-discriminatory criteria and for the economic operator to declare that it meets them.

Differences between Basic and Extended

The data structure for this criterion is identical for both the Basic and the Extended models.

Data structure (Basic and Extended)

The figure below shows the data elements required to the economic operator for this criterion in the ESPD-Request:

'Reduction of candidates' data structure
Figure 190. 'Reduction of candidates' data structure

XML example (ESPD-Request)

The XML snippet below shows how an instance of this criterion looks like in the ESPD-Request.

This example is extensively commented in section Request/Response XML example (both the Request and the Response). Please consult this section for further details.

Reduction of Candidates - (QUESTION(s) in the ESPD-Request)
<!-- ... beginning of document removed for brevity -->

<cac:TenderingCriterion>
        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                schemeVersionID="2.1.1">51c39ba9-0444-4967-afe9-36f753b30175</cbc:ID>
        <cbc:CriterionTypeCode listID="CriteriaTypeCode" listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                listVersionID="2.1.1"
                >CRITERION.OTHER.EO_DATA.REDUCTION_OF_CANDIDATES</cbc:CriterionTypeCode>
        <cbc:Name>Reduction of the number of qualified candidates</cbc:Name>
        <cbc:Description>The economic operator declares that It meets the objective and non
                discriminatory criteria or rules to be applied in order to limit the number
                of candidates in the following way:</cbc:Description>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                        schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >ecc69670-f428-4446-908f-689568ca0d0d</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >087ecf5a-a0df-4a0b-a09f-7e6a8392bb35</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Your answer?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >f13754df-7e15-4155-aaa6-7ca6407baa47</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                        schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >27a9f64c-16e0-4dd8-b35f-c4e50b8d2242</cbc:ID>
                                <cbc:Description>Please describe them</cbc:Description>
                                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >DESCRIPTION</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        <cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                        schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >7458d42a-e581-4640-9283-34ceb3ad4345</cbc:ID>
                <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                        >ON*</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >97735936-388a-4a2e-8f18-be1e19e21607</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:Description>Is this information available
                                electronically?</cbc:Description>
                        <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                        <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >INDICATOR</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                <cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
                        <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy" schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW"
                                schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >41dd2e9b-1bfd-44c7-93ee-56bd74a4334b</cbc:ID>
                        <cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode listID="PropertyGroupType"
                                listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                >ONTRUE</cbc:PropertyGroupTypeCode>
                        <cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                                <cbc:ID schemeID="CriteriaTaxonomy"
                                        schemeAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" schemeVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >97bba377-3a10-45dc-8b8d-dad5c23bbfee</cbc:ID>
                                <cbc:Description>Evidence supplied</cbc:Description>
                                <cbc:TypeCode listID="CriterionElementType"
                                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >QUESTION</cbc:TypeCode>
                                <cbc:ValueDataTypeCode listID="ResponseDataType"
                                        listAgencyID="EU-COM-GROW" listVersionID="2.1.1"
                                        >EVIDENCE_IDENTIFIER</cbc:ValueDataTypeCode>
                        </cac:TenderingCriterionProperty>
                </cac:SubsidiaryTenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
        </cac:TenderingCriterionPropertyGroup>
</cac:TenderingCriterion>

<!-- ... rest of document removed for brevity -->

VIII. The ESPD Response document

VIII.1 Business requirements specification

The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 models the business and information requirements in alignment with the works developed by e-Sens, which uses the identifier Trdm092 to refer to the business requirements regarding the ESPD Response transaction. See formal information requirements related to the ESPD Response transaction in the document BIS 41 - European Single Procurement Document (Version 2.0.0), by e-Sens.

BUSINESS REQUIREMENT

The ESPD Response document must include all the criteria that are present in the ESPD Request. For certain *selection criteria the economic operator can add additional properties to the criteria so it can include in the ESPD Response more responses than the minimum required by the contracting authority.

This last requirement has a technical reason: each response of an economic operator needs to be linked to one, and only one, property of a criterion (this is explained and illustrated in the sections below). Therefore for those cases when the contracting authority requires a minimum number of data but gives the flexibility to the economic operator for adding more the economic operator (the software it uses) will have to add properties to the criterion.

Examples: the CA requires a minimum of 3 references to works similar to the ones being procured, but the EO decides to add 5. The ESPD REquest will contain a criterion "For works contracts: performance of works of the specified type" with the structure prepared for three references. The ESPD Response will add two more structures to contain the additional references to that criterion. The ESPD will add (at the end of the file) five responses related to the same criterion, each response will point at five different properties of the criterion. This is described and illustrated in more detail in the section "Providing additional responses" below.

VIII.2 ESPD Response XSD Schema

For the ESPD Response, the ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 uses the UBL-2.2 document named QualificationApplicationResponse.xsd XSD Schema. This schema can be found under the folder dist/xsdrt/maindoc (or the equivalent documented xsd folder).

The figure below shows the XSD Schema defined by UBL-2.2 for this document, which replaces the Schema for the “ESPD Response” document used in the previous versions of the ESPD-EDM. The figure below shows a diagram representing the UBL-2.2 XSD Schema. Only the first level components of the schema are shown. The inner sub-elements and sub-classes are covered in detail in the following sub-sections of this document. The ESPD Response share many elements with the ESPD Request. For those elements that have already been described in the ESPD Request please see the sections above in this document where those elements were explained.

Notice that, in the UBL-2.2 Schema there are only four mandatory elements: cbc:IssueDate, ContractFolderID, cac:ContractingParty (the contracting authority) and cac:EconomicOperatorParty (the economic operator).

This section about the ESPD Response does not cover those information elements that were already described in the ESPD Request, unless a characteristic related to the ESPD Response needs to be clarified. Thus for details about elements like cac:ContractingAuthorityParty, ProcurementProject, ProcurementProjectLot and AdditionalDocumentReference refer to the section III. The ESPD Request document.

QualificationApplicationResponse XSD Schema
Figure 191. QualificationApplicationResponse XSD Schema, global view

LEGEND: The figure below enumerates the four different types of optionality and cardinality for the elements of the UBL-2.2 Schema:

Legend: cardinalities
Figure 192. Legend: QualificationApplicationResponse XSD Schema, possible cardinalities of the Schema elements

VIII.3 ESPD Response cardinalities

As you can see the UBL-2.2 Schema is quite flexible as, except for a few cases practically all the elements are optional.

The ESPD-EDM model, however, adds a few more restrictions regarding the cardinalities. These can be seen in the diagram below, which presents the ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 structure for the ESPD Response with its own cardinality restrictions. Notice that ESPD-EDM does not change anything else from the UBL-2.2 Schema.

QualificationApplicationResponse-UML
Figure 193. ESPD-EDM 'QualificationApplicationResponse', UML diagram

If you compare both figures you will observe that:

  1. The cardinalities of the root common basic components, such as cbc:ID, cbc:UUID, cbc:TendererRole, cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode, ProcedureCode, and other are different for the ESPD than for UBL-2.2;

  2. Similarly, the cardinalities of aggregate components like cac:ContractingParty, cac:ProcurementProjectLot and cac:TenderingCriterion are different to the UBL-2.2 ones.

The cardinality constraints added by the ESPD are not defined in the XSD Schema. In order to control these constraints the ESPD-EDM uses ISO Schematron assertions. The ESPD-EDM V2.1.1 distribution package provides Schematron schemata and CVA files [8] for the validation of the XML instances (folder dist/val).

The European Commission (EC) ISA2 Programme provides an Interoperability Testbed where Stakeholders can freely test these validation artefacts.

VIII.4 Root elements

The table below lists the elements that are expected in the ESPD Response V2.1.1 and provides details on the cardinalities and usage of those elements.

Table 26. Class QualificationApplicationResponse, components required by the ESPD-EDM V2.1.1
Document name: QualificationApplicationResponse

Definition:

"A structured electronic business document for providing qualification information in a simplified way through an ESPD when responding to a Call for Tender." (source: ESPD Response transaction (Trdm092)).

Preliminary evidence certificates in the form of a self-declaration submitted by the economic operator during the tendering phase. On awarding, the winning party has to supply the real attestations and certificates.

Business rule(s):

None

File:

dist/xsdrt/maindoc/UBL-QualificationApplicationResponse-2.2.xsd

Components Type Card Description Requirements

cbc:UBLVersionID

Identifier

1

Identifies the earliest version of the UBL 2 schema for this document type that defines all of the elements that might be encountered in the current instance.

Information Requirement: tbr92-020.

Rule: Use the value "2.2". Use also "OASIS-UBL-TC" for the schemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-05, 2.BR-OTH-02)

cbc:CustomizationID

Identifier

1

Identifies a user-defined customization of UBL for a specific use.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: For the ESPD we use the value “urn:www.cenbii.eu:transaction:biitrdm092:ver3.0”. Compulsory use of the value "CEN-BII" for the schemeAgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-02, BR-OTH-06)

cbc:ProfileID

Identifier

0..1

An identification of the specification containing the total set of rules regarding semantic content, cardinalities and business rules to which the data contained in the instance document conforms. The identification may include the version of the specification as well as any customizations applied.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Use the value "41". Use also "CEN-BII" for the scheme AgencyID attribute.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-07, BR-OTH-02)

cbc:ID

Identifier

1

An identifier for this document, normally generated by the system that creates the ESPD document, or the organisation responsible for the document (e.g. the buyer, e.g. a contracting authority, or the supplier, e.g. an economic operator). The identifier enables positive referencing the document instance for various purposes including referencing between transactions that are part of the same process.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute. Use it to identify the organisation responsible for the document.

Rule scope: Common (BR-OTH-02)

cbc:CopyIndicator

Indicator

0..1

Indicates whether this document is a copy (true) or not (false).

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: It is a good practice to use the CopyIndicator component if the same document is forwarded several times to the same or to different destinations. Use it in combination with the UUID identifier: copies of an ESPD document should be identified with distinct UUIDs.

cbc:UUID

Identifier

0..1

A universally unique identifier that can be used to reference this ESPD document instance.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Other documents, e.g. the tender, might refer to the ESPD Response using this identifier (thus its compulsoriness). Copies of a document must be identified with a different UUID. Compulsory use of schemeAgencyID attribute.

cbc:ContractFolderID

Identifier

1

An identifier that is specified by the buyer and used as a reference number for all documents in the procurement process. It is also known as procurement project identifier, procurement reference number or contract folder identifier. A reference to the procurement procedure to which a Qualification request document and the delivered response documents are associated.

Information Requirement: tbr92-013.

Rule: Try always to use the reference number issued by the contracting authority. This number in combination with a registered contracting authority ID (e.g. the VAT number) results in a universally unique identifier of the procurement procedure.

Rule scope: BASIC (BR-REG-20), EXTENDED (BR-SC-30)

cbc:IssueDate

Date

1

Date when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Format "YYYY-MM-DD".

cbc:IssueTime

Time

0..1

Time when the document was issued by the contracting authority.

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Format "hh:mm:ss".

cbc:EconomicOperatorGroupName

Code

0..1

The name of the group that presents a tender to which this economic operator belongs (e.g. the name of a consortium, a joint venture, etc.).

Information Requirement: tbr92-008.

Rule: The leader of the group must take care of ensuring that the name of the group is identical in all the ESPDs of the tender.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-LEAD-10-S10)

cbc:VersionID

Identifier

0..1

The version identifying the content of this document.

Information Requirement: tbr92-020.

Rule: Changes in content should entail the modification of the version identifier and a reference to the previous version.

cbc:PreviousVersionID

Identifier

0..1

The version identifying the previous modification of the content of this document.

Information Requirement: tbr92-020.

Rule: None

cbc:ProcedureCode

Identifier

0..1

The type of the procurement administrative procedure according to the EU Directives.

Information Requirement:

Rule: Compulsory use of attributes listID, listAgencyName and listVersionID. Compulsory use of the code list ProcedureType (values: Open, Restricted, Accelerated, Competitive dialogue, etc.). Do not confound with the object of the procurement project (code list ProjectType: Works, Supplies, Services).

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#1, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:QualificationApplicationTypeCode

Code

1

The type of European Single Procurement Document (ESPD).

Information Requirement: tbr92-019.

Rule: Compulsory use of the codelist QualificationApplicationType (values 'BASIC`, EXTENDED). Compulsory use of attributes listID, listAgencyName and listVersionID.

Rule scope: EXTENDED (BR-OTH-01, BR-OTH-01#2, BR-OTH-03)

cbc:WeightScoringMethodologyNote

Text

0..n

Free-form text to describing information about Weight Scoring Methodology.

Information Require