Codelists and Fields

This section provides further details on some fields and codelists only. It is not foreseen to be exhaustive and gives information necessary for clarification.

Exclusion grounds codelist

This codelist covers all possible codes for exclusion grounds, it is a tailored codelist built from the criterion codelist.

Some grounds are highly recommended; From the EU legislation perspective, these are mandatory, however derogations are possible (cf. [R1] – art. 57). To identify precisely which value to use, the contracting authority shall also consider local legislation.


  • [R1] 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, Text with EEA relevance, Official Journal of The European Union, OJ L 94, 28.3.2014, pp. 65 - 242, Available at, accessed February 11th, 2020.