Effectiveness of debarment procedures against rogue tenderers, candidates and applicants
WRITTEN QUESTION E-6689/09
by Ingeborg Gräßle (PPE)
to the Commission
According to Articles 93(1)(b) and (c) and 114(3) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Union (FINREG), candidates, tenderers or applicants that have either (i) been convicted of an offence concerning their professional conduct or (ii) have been found guilty of grave professional misconduct as proven by the contracting authority, shall be excluded from participation in procurement or grants procedures.
1. How many exclusions have there been of candidates or tenderers from procurement procedures in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 under FINREG Article 93(1)(b) and (c)? In which Member State or third country were the offences/acts of grave professional misconduct committed? Where were the excluded entities/persons located or where did they have their principal place of business? Were any enterprises, private persons or entities excluded in 2006, 2007 and 2008 from participation in procurement procedures as a result of irregularities in reconstruction work in Kosovo?
2. How many exclusions have there been of applicants or beneficiaries from grants procedures in the years 2006, 2007 and 2008 under FINREG Articles 114(3) and 93(1)(b) and (c)? In which Member State or third country were the offences/acts of grave professional misconduct committed? Which funds were affected (including pre-accession funds and EDF)?
OJ C 10 E, 14/01/2011