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.
- Special contract terms
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.
Perform random sample checks on technical documentation from manufacturers and suppliers of materials. If necessary, perform analytical testing.
Subject matter of contract
Sustainable computers and monitors
Information about the criterion
The European Chemicals Agency (Echa) publishes a list on substances of very high concern (SVHC). This list is called the Candidate List. The substances can be carcinogenic, mutagenic, and reprotoxic (CMR), as well as Persistent, Bioaccumulative, and Toxic (PBT). The current list can be found at the European Chemicals Agency's web site.
The supplier or reseller is legally obliged to supply information to the contracting authority concerning the presence of substances in the Candidate List in products in concentrations exceeding 0.1% by weight. Thus, this requirement can be used to secure compliance to the REACH declaration.
The version date indicates when the sustainability criterion was created or last updated. Last reviewed dated tells when we last checked that the sustainability criterion still is relevant.
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