CEN/TR 17014-101:2018

Electronic public procurement - Business interoperability interfaces (BII), e-Tendering - Part 101: Overview

Publication date:   Jun 14, 2018

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60.60 Standard published   Feb 21, 2018


CEN/TC 440 Electronic Public Procurement

Technical Report

03.100.10   Purchasing. Procurement. Logistics | 35.240.20   IT applications in office work | 35.240.63   IT applications in trade



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This document provides an overview of eTendering standards in the set Business Interoperability Interfaces (BII) for public procurement. BII eTendering covers the tendering part of the e-procurement chain, starting from subscribing interest in a business opportunity till concluding the contract.
BII focus on exchange of information between business partners. This brings in scope all electronic communication between a contracting authority and an economic operator. Back-office information processing, like the evaluation of tenders, is out of scope.

To ensure interoperability each electronic communication will be described as follows:
- A procurement procedure guideline identifies the position of the transactions in a procedure;
- A choreography describes the sequence of transactions;
- A transaction describes all information elements exchanged between business partners;
- A syntax implementation guideline (SIG) provides the syntax bindings needed to implement the transaction.

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CEN/TR 17014-101:2018
60.60 Standard published
Feb 21, 2018