IAF is pleased to announce that the Italian Anticorruption Authority (ANAC) has recognized the value of the IAF CertSearch database for confirming the validity of management system certificates required for participation in public tenders in Italy, and will move to exclusively using IAF CertSearch for these verifications.
ANAC is an independent Italian administrative authority responsible for the prevention of corruption in public administrations. Until now, ANAC has been confirming the validity of certificates issued in Italy under accreditation by ACCREDIA electronically. This new development will allow ANAC to extend this type of control to all certificates that will be deemed admissible in Italy in public tenders.
The automatic verification will begin presumably on 01 September 2023 and will initially be limited to ISO 9001 certified construction companies (IAF code 28), with plans to extend to other codes and management systems in the near future.
To ensure the best possible service and avoid any disruptions or inconveniences to accredited management system certification bodies and their customers, IAF is reminding accreditation bodies to upload their relevant accreditations to IAF CertSearch, and accredited certification bodies to upload their relevant certifications.
IAF CertSearch is a publicly accessible database that allows users to verify the validity of management system certifications issued around the world by certification bodies accredited by IAF MLA signatory accreditation bodies under the main scope ISO/IEC 17021-1. This announcement by ANAC further solidifies the value and importance of IAF CertSearch.
For more information, please visit www.iafcertsearch.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance with uploading accreditations or certifications.