Presence of substances of very high concern (the Candidate List)

By using this criterion, the contracting authority receives information regarding content of hazardous substances in the products.

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Upon the start of the agreement, the supplier must declare presence of the substances included on the current REACH Candidate List, (article 59 of Regulation (EG) no. 1907/2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals), in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight, (1.000mg/kg), per substance in the offered products. 0.1% by weight concerns every individual part of a product.

If new substances are introduced on the Candidate List during the contract period, the procuring authority must be informed of the presence of these substances in the products. This must be performed within six months after the European Chemicals Agency (Echa) publishes a revised Candidate List.