Supplier Classification

The (Unified) supplier qualification review results in a classification from A to D, which is largely dependent on the size of your company.  In practice, most EU SMEs will initially get a C or a D classification. The qualification is listed on the Notification of Qualification Screening Results (Sample) . It is possible to have different qualifications for different categories, for example a D classification for manufacturing of goods, and a C classification for supply of goods. 

Procuring entities will use this classification in their tender notices, to specify which suppliers are eligible. To procuring entities the classification acts as a safeguard that the successful bidder will be able to execute the contract, but it also serves as a way to allow SMEs a greater piece of the pie, by exclusively reserving certain tenders for C and D class companies. In practice however, many tenders are open to suppliers from all classifications, and smaller companies will have to compete with much larger competitors.

 

Classification and contract ranges for manufacturing and supply of goods and services

The chart below shows the classification and contract value ranges applied by procuring entities using the Unified Supplier Qualification System. Other procuring entities will use similar classifications.  If you wish to calculate ranges with other EUR/JPY exchange rates, please use this Excel sheet.

 

Supplier Classification and related contract value ranges (2014)

   

Contract value range (JPY)

Contract value range (EUR)

In case of manufacturing

contract

 

 

 

 Rate 1  EUR

 ¥140

Points

 Class

 Min

Max

 Min

Max

More than 90 points

 A

 ¥30.000.000

 

 € 214.286

 

80-89 points

 B

 ¥20.000.000

 ¥30.000.000

 € 142.857

 € 214.286

55-80 points

 C

 ¥4.000.000

 ¥20.000.000

 € 28.571

 € 142.857

Less than 55 points

 D

 

 ¥4.000.000

 

 € 28.571

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case of product-sales

or services

 

 Contract value (JPY)

 Contract value (EUR)

Points

 Class

 Min

 Max

 Min

Max

More than 90 points

 A

 ¥30.000.000

 

 € 214.286

 

80-89 points

 B

 ¥15.000.000

 ¥30.000.000

 € 107.143

 € 214.286

55-80 points

 C

 ¥3.000.000

 ¥15.000.000

 € 21.429

 € 107.143

Less than 55 points

 D

 

 ¥3.000.000

 

 € 21.429

 

 

 

 

 

 

In case of purchase of goods

 

 Contract value (JPY)

 Contract value (EUR)

Points

 Class

 Min

 Max

 Min

Max

More than 70 points

 A

 ¥10.000.000

 

 € 71.429

 

50-70 points

 B

 ¥2.000.000

 ¥10.000.000

 € 14.286

 € 71.429

Less than 50 points

 C

 

 ¥2.000.000

 

 € 14.286

           

Source:  http://www.chotatujoho.go.jp/va/com/h26-KOUJI.html

Classification and contract ranges for public works contracts

For the classification of public works contractors, the P-scores are used to classify companies. For the major types of contracts the classification is as follows. If you wish to calculate ranges with other EUR/JPY exchange rates, please use this Excel sheet. 

 

Supplier Classification and related contract value ranges (2014)

       

Rate 1 EUR

¥140

   

Contract value range (JPY)

Contract value range (EUR)

 

Class

Min

Max

Min

Max

Civil Engineering works

 

 

 

 

 

More than 1100 points

A

¥200.000.000

 

 € 1.428.571

 

800-1100 points

B

 ¥20.000.000

 ¥200.000.000

 € 142.857

 € 1.428.571

Less than 800 points

C

 

 ¥20.000.000

 

 € 142.857

Construction works

 

 

 

 

 

More than 1100 points

A

¥250.000.000

 

 € 1.785.714

 

800-1100 points

B

 ¥20.000.000

 ¥250.000.000

 € 142.857

 € 1.785.714

Less than 800 points

C

 

 ¥20.000.000

 

 € 142.857

Specialist works*

 

 

 

 

 

More than 700 points

A

 ¥15.000.000

 

 € 107.143

 

Less than 700 points

B

 

 ¥15.000.000

 

 € 107.143

Surveying

 

 

 

 

 

More than 45

A

 ¥5.000.000

 

 € 35.714

 

Less than 45

B

 

 ¥5.000.000

 

 € 35.714

Source: http://www.mlit.go.jp/common/000232148.pdf