European Single Procurement Document (ESPD)

Updated last 26.03.2021

What is the European Single Procurement Document?

The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is a personal declaration of the financial condition, capabilities and fitness of the respective company to take part in the public procurement procedure within the European Union. The ESPD provides to the contracting information on the personal condition and the conformity of the participants/candidates with the specified selection criteria. ESPD is submitted in an electronic form, based on a template, approved by an act of the European Commission.

Where can I complete the ESPD and how much does it cost?

The European Commission maintains an electronic platform, which provides the contracting authorities, economic operators and other interested parties with the opportunity to fill-in the ESPD electronically free-of-charge. The ESPD is accessible in all official languages of the European Union, facilitating the participation in cross-border public procurement procedures. You could file the ESPD in Bulgarian here.

Can I use my completed ESPD on multiple procedures?

The completed ESPD may be used on multiple procedures, as far as the information therein is true, complete, up-to-date and relevant to the respective public procurement. When the candidate or participant in the public procurement procedure has indicated that she/he shall use the capacity of third parties for proving conformity with the selection criteria or that he shall use subcontractors, a separate ESPD will be provided for each of these parties (art. 67, para. 2 of the Public Procurement Act (PPA)). If the candidate or participant is a combination, which is not a legal entity, the ESPD is submitted by each of the members of the combination. If it is necessary to declare circumstances, relevant to the combination, the ESPD is also to be submitted for the combination (art. 67, para. 6 of the PPA).

Important to know
Important to know

The Contracting Authority may request at any time, after opening the applications for participation or the offers, the submission of all or part of the documents, evidencing the information, specified in the ESPD, when this is necessary for the lawful conduct of the procedure (art. 67, para. 5 of the PPA). If the participant/candidate declares false circumstances in the ESPD, conceals information or upon request is unable to provide the respective evidences for the declared circumstances, he may be eliminated from the procedure and/or criminal prosecution may be initiated against such participant/candidate.

For more information
For more information

For more information regarding the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) and the related regulatory framework, please refer to the websites of the: