Art. 132. Informing applicants for qualification, candidates and tenderers

1. With regard to information to applicants for qualifications, candidates and tenderers shall be subject to the provisions of Article 76 and the following paragraphs

2. Contracting entities which establish or operate a system of qualification shall inform applicants of their decision as to qualification within a period of six months from the presentation of the request. If the decision on the qualification will take longer than four months, the contracting entity shall inform the applicant, within two months of the application, of the reasons justifying the longer period and of the date by which his application will be accepted or refused.

3. Applicants whose qualification is refused shall be informed of the refusal decision and the reasons for that decision within 15 days from the date of the refusal decision. The reasons shall be based on the criteria for qualification referred to in Articles 134 and 136.

4. Contracting entities which establish and operate a system of qualification may bring the qualification of an economic operator to an end only for reasons based on the criteria for qualification referred to in Articles 134 and 136. Any intention to bring the qualification to an end shall be previously notified in writing to the economic operator at least 15 days before the date on which the qualification is due to end, together with the reason or reasons justifying the proposed action.