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Selection of suppliers

The method for the selection of suppliers awarded contracts is based on the following major categories:

  • tender contracts for core activities of values higher than EU thresholds, which are entrusted through a European public call for tenders, with tender publication or public notice of the qualification system;
  • core activity contracts with values below EU thresholds or non-core contracts of any values, which are governed by SEA’s internal ‘Procurement Procedure’.

Total number of tenders awardeD


Note: Tender winning companies are suppliers which achieved at least one of the requirements in the period (also on pre-existing orders). The data includes incentives granted to carriers.
Source: SEA

Regarding public tenders, candidate selection is made using several subjective qualification criteria, as well as economic, financial, technical and professional criteria, in compliance with the constraints set forth by Italian Legislative Decree 50/16, applicable to SEA in reference to special sectors, and in full compliance with the principles of the EU Treaty. In relation to the “core best offer” contracts, the internal procedure provides for the application of at least five Suppliers, among those included in the Suppliers’ Register in compliance with the principle of rotation and considering their characteristics in line with specific contract to be awarded. Regarding non-core activity contracts, the procurement procedure provides for the invitation of at least three, five or seven suppliers, from those registered in the qualified supplier list, depending on contract value (<100,000, >100,000, >1,000,000 Euros), in compliance with the rotation principle and taking into account the ability of suppliers in meeting the specific contract requirements. Suppliers awarded with contracts, in addition to meeting various contractual qualitative and performance constraints, must satisfy SEA’s ‘Environmental and Energy Management System’ procedure. In terms of the protection of employees in executing their contracts, the workplace safety laws are strictly enforced, with obligatory reporting of serious infractions and the application of sector labor contracts, including any supplementary contracts in force at the time or in the relevant locality where work is carried out. Compliance with regulatory contributions, ascertained during qualification, contract award and contract stipulation, are verified again during contract execution (via the so-called ‘Consolidated Document of Contributory Regularity’ - DURC).