2016 CEF Telecom call - eProcurement (CEF-TC-2016-1) CEF-TC-2016-1-eProcurement Closed!


The call will help pave the way to the uptake on the ESPD service, which will  significantly  reduce bureaucracy  in  public  procurement  both  for  contracting  authorities  and bidders. The  ESPD  in combination  with  e-Certis  and  national  registers,  prequalification  services for certificates and eTendering solutions will support the “once only” principle. This  will help Member  States in  the implementation  of  electronic  procurement  as  required  by  the  Public Procurement Directives.


 Focus  of this call for proposals will  be  put  on  the  implementation and  uptake of  the  European  Single Procurement Document (ESPD). The integration of e-Certis services will also be supported.

The call will thus support activities aimed to:

  1. Implement a  "customised"  ESPD (European  Single  Procurement  Document) service into existing software solutions. An ESPD compatible service can be implemented via the:
    • a) integration of the ESPD data exchange model;
    • b) reuse of the open source code provided by the European Commission;
    • c) reuse  of the  VCD  (Virtual  Company  Dossier)  open  source code provided as  a deliverable of the eSENS project;
  2. Integration of e-Certis into existing software solutions.

For this call, preference will be given to aggregators or providers of pre-qualification systems
to include  the  ESPD  and/or  e-Certis  into their  existing software solutions.

Communication  and dissemination activities linked to implementation of these solutions will also be supported.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 19 May 2016 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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