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Public procurement affects the national economy. The state, counties, and municipalities purchase everything from office supplies, sports arenas, and consulting services to healthcare and social care.

Accreditation can simplify the work of procuring authorities in designing procurement documentation, facilitate assessment and evaluation in award decisions, and during follow-up.

For example, a procuring entity or authority can require that the supplier, product, or process be certified according to a standard. This becomes a qualification requirement, which must be met at the time of bid submission.

Another example where accreditation can be helpful is during follow-up. Accreditation can be used as a tool to ensure that the established requirements are not only met at the time of procurement but are continuously achieved.