Guidance and forms for companies

Documentation and assessment of reliability

Download a practical guide on how assessments of reliability are conducted in Denmark and what companies are to do. Documentation forms are available to support companies in documenting reliability.

Companies' right to document reliability

Public procurement in Denmark must be carried out in accordance with the EU Public Procurement Directives, which are transposed into Danish law by the Public Procurement Act.

Section II (§§ 134a-137) of the Act includes several exclusion grounds. Some are mandatory while others are discretionary. Despite the apparent obligation to exclude companies subject to exclusion grounds, the rules provide companies the possibility to document their reliability. Effectively, § 138 of the Act prevents contracting authorities from excluding a company from an ongoing contract or participating in a tender procedure if the company is sufficient to demontrate its reliability, despite the existence of a relevant ground for exclusion.

Learn more – go to The Public Procurement Act - in Danish (


The Danish Competition and Consumer Authority provides general guidance regarding the rules of public procurement. We recommend that you contact a lawyer or your company´s legal department in need of legal assistance or advice related to a specific case.

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Frequently asked questions - in Danish

Written questions and answers about documentation and assessment of reliability are available in our Q/A-module.

Go to frequently asked questions - In Danish