What is PEPPOL / Pan-European Public Procurement Online
Introduction to PEPPOLPan-European Public Procurement Online project
What is PEPPOL?• Is an EU initiated and funded project• Is an eProcurement project that will enable any company in any EU member state to respond to any tender across the EU• Simply put: any Irish or EU company will be able to tender for government projects in any EU member state
Why PEPPOL?• Less than 5% of total procurement budgets are awarded electronically• Only 1.6% of contracts are supplied by an entity in another Member State• Simply put: It is estimated that if eProcurement is adopted by all European contracting authorities, annual savings could exceed €50B
How will PEPPOL work?• PEPPOL will re-move the technical and procedural barriers to public procurement by enabling European businesses to deal electronically with any public buyers in their procurement processes• Simply put: PEPPOL is a document exchange service enabling eDelivery of business documents between government agencies and private companies
Is PEPPOL live?• PEPPOL currently in test phase in 12 EU member states.• Ireland is an active participant.• Celtrino is a key member of the Irish PEPPOL project• Celtrino’s public sector project partner is the Health Service Executive (HSE)• Other participating countries - Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Sweden and the United Kingdom
PEPPOL Technical Stuff• PEPPOL will be deployed across the EU via open standards.• The principle standards PEPPOL uses are known as BusDox and Business Interoperability Interfaces (BII) as well as the PEPPOL Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS).
Resources• PEPPOL Starter Kit • e-Invoicing white paper
Questions?• Ken Halpin, a recognised expert on the European e- Invoicing landscape.• Please contact me via LinkedIn. I’ll answer any questions you may have on the PEPPOL project.