The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) plays a crucial role in the digital transformation of public procurement. The ESPD is a tool that makes it easier to participate in public procurement. It is a single self-declaration form of suitability, financial status and abilities of a company used as preliminary evidence in all public procurement procedures in the EU above the EU threshold. The ESPD enables the participating companies to declare that they are not in a situation in which they may have to be excluded from the procedure, and that they meet the selection criteria.

This note contains information on how the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is to be used.

All public bodies must now issue and accept the ESPD form for all procurement exercises above the EU threshold. In its electronic format, the ESPD is known as eESPD.

Guidance for contracting authorities on using the eESPD on eTenders is available HERE

Guidance for suppliers creating an eESPD response is available HERE

European Single Procurement Document Information Note