8 - What is the Single European Public Procurement Document (DEUCP)?
The Single European Public Procurement Document (DEUCP) is a document, used in international advertising tenders, by which the tenderer declares that he/she has a financial situation and capacity to participate in a public procurement procedure. This means that tenderers no longer need to submit all the documentary evidence and forms previously used in public procurement procedures in the European Union, which results in a significant simplification of access to procurement opportunities across borders.
Since 2018, the DEUCP has existed only in electronic format.
The file in electronic format will be made available on the electronic platform used by the contracting authority, after the procedure has been published in the OJEU, so that it can already contain the pre-filling with the details of the announcement, with tenderers having to complete it. To do this, they must import the file made available on http://www.base.gov.pt/deucp/, which will enable the data placed by the contracting authority to be read and the data filled in by the interested party.
The DEUCP must be submitted, together with the tender, duly completed and signed by the tenderer or by a representative who has the power to bind it, in which case the respective power of attorney must also be submitted.
Tenderers are excluded from the procedure if they do not submit the DEUCP together with the tender or if the DEUCP is not correctly filled in and/or signed by the tenderer or by a representative who has the powers to bind it (in which case the respective power of attorney must be attached to the statement).