For those who must sign digital documents with powers to represent an Entity.
This type of certificate is intended to identify a legal representative of an entity/organization. It is a qualified certificate, issued to a person who holds representation powers (total or partial) of an entity/organization.
It can be used to
- Sign on behalf of an entity/organization
- Submit proposals on Public Procurement Platforms, at IMPIC or on Licensing matters
- Represent an organization with legal and evidential value
Characteristics of the Qualified Certificate of Representation
This qualified certificate has the identification data of the entity/organization and the identification of the representative, as well as their respective powers of representation.
It makes sense whenever
- I need to compete in a public tender, and I have a power of attorney to represent my company.
- I am a company attorney and need to submit a proposal on a public procurement platform.
- I want to sign documents for the company where I work, and I have a power of attorney for this purpose.
- I need to sign a certificate that indicates that I legally represent the company.
- I need to sign a declaration at INCI/IMPIC with a certificate indicating my powers of representation in the company.
- I am a prosecutor and I need to sign a declaration at INCI/IMPIC.
Documentation required to issue this type of certificate
- Contract of the issuance of the Certificate signed by the certificate holder/representative and legal person (s) of the entity (*)
- Power of Attorney or Legal Document – a proof of the powers of representation to be included in the certificate (see here which documents are possible)
- Permanent Certificate or equivalent documents (see here which ones)
- Cross-copy of identification documents (Identity Card, Citizen Card, Passport) of the holder, the certificate´s representative and the entity´s legal responsible person
(*) Signed with:
- Qualified electronic signature by the holder and legal representatives
- Qualified electronic signature by the holder and qualified electronic Seal by the entity
- Handwritten signature recognized in person by a lawyer, notary, or solicitor
- Handwritten signature according to the identification document made in person at Multicert facilities.
What do I need to get my Certificate?
For more details, see here the documentation required for issuing your Certificate and clarify your doubts regarding the acquisition and use of Digital Certificates.