e-Procurement and the
The EC is investing in harmonising e-Procurement in Europe
Global Forum 2012
12 November, Stockholm
Head of Section eProcurement
e-Pocurement Strategy of the EC
• Proposal for directives by DG MARKT: e-
procurement mandatory from 2 years after
• Flanking measures:
• Golden Book: e-Procurement good practices
• eTEG: Blueprint with recommendations
• Indicators: Measures of take-up and impact
• PEPPOL and e-PRIOR: Interoperability tools
What is it?
Through web applications
for SME and individuals
• Archiving PUBLIC
Through a machine-to-machine
communication for bigger
What are the benefits?
diverse back-office systems
Who is using e-PRIOR?
42 EU Agencies and Institutions
4 Service providers
...and it works
Evolution of the number of invoices via e-PRIOR
2010 2011 2012
e-PRIOR allows the exchange of e-procurement documents between any Public Administration and its Suppliers.
Free-to-use open source solutionAccessible via web services or a web portalStandardisedinformation platformAssistanceprovided to the public administrationsComplete post-awardinge-procurement solution + pre-awardingin future releasesConnecting diverse back-office systemsDeployed and used at the European Commission and other EU Institutions