Hana Kováčiková – Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law, Šafárikovo nám. 6, P.O. BOX 313, 810 00 Bratislava,
Slovak Republic

DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/EMAN.2021.393

5th International Scientific Conference – EMAN 2021 – Economics and Management: How to Cope With Disrupted Times, Online/Virtual, March 18, 2021, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans, Belgrade, Serbia; ISBN 978-86-80194-43-1, ISSN 2683-4510



To exclude or not to exclude? A question asked by many contracting authorities when assessing
bids submitted by tenderers, whose reliability might be compromised by their previous misbehaviour
or even worst – a criminal offence. According to law, contracting authorities can exclude
such tenderers. However, at the same time, tenderers should be allowed to adopt compliance measures
aimed at remedying the consequences of their action. In this article the author analyses some aspects of
discretional exclusion of tenderers with doubted reliability in the public procurement process according
to the 2014 European Union´s Public Procurement Directive and the recent case law of the Court
of Justice of the European Union.


Misbehaviour, Proportionality, Optional exclusion, Compliance measures.


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