1. In the tender or, in the case of a procedure consisting of more than one stage, in the request to participate, the economic operator shall submit his self-declaration included in the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD), concerning the non-existence of the grounds for exclusion, compliance with suitability criteria and, where appropriate, with the objective criteria specified in Article 82(5).
2. The document specified in paragraph 1 shall consist of a formal statement made by the economic operator that he is not subject to the grounds for exclusion and fulfils the relevant suitability criteria, furthermore, he shall provide the information required in the procedure, including data concerning the fulfilment of the suitability criteria. The contracting authority shall indicate in the procurement documents the level of details of information expected in the statement made in the ESPD by the economic operator concerning the fulfilment of the suitability criteria. The statement shall identify the authority empowered to issue the certificate to be submitted according to Article 69(4), it shall include the information necessary for accessing the database pursuant to Article 69(11) and, where appropriate, a declaration of consent.
3. Where the tenderer or the candidate fulfils the suitability criteria by relying on the capacities of another entity, the statement specified in paragraph 1 shall be submitted in the tender or, in a procedure consisting of more than one stage, the request to participate on behalf of the entity providing resources and the entity in question shall certify by the same means as the ones prescribed for the tenderer or the candidate that it is able to fulfil the suitability criteria set, but only as regards the suitability criteria.
4. Tenderers or candidates shall make a statement in their tender or, in the case of a procedure consisting of more than one stage, request to participate that they do not employ for the performance of the contract any subcontractor subject to the grounds for exclusion specified in Article 62 and, if it was prescribed in the given procurement procedure, the grounds for exclusion specified in Article 63. Even in the event that the contracting authority hasn’t prescribed the designation of the subcontractors already known to tenderers, the statement shall be submitted.