Useful Links

Useful links for further information on procurement:



- Procuring Innovative and Sustainable construction – ICLEI

- Navigate Change – The future of procurement

- Guide on bidding for public sector contracts

- Best practices guide on procurement activities

- Procurer’s Newsletters


Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union
(EU public tenders)
News about Public Procurement in Europe
SIMAP – information system for public procurement (portal)
You’ll find there:
Standard forms for public procurement
Legislation and useful links
Lists of CPV codes, NUTS codes, CPC codes…
Dg Single market – European Commission – page dedicated to public procurement
Key documents
Explanatory notes
Public procurement policy
e-Certis database, containing the most frequently requested documents in procurement procedures across the EU.
DG Environment – European Commission – page dedicated to Green public procurement
DG Enterprise and industry – European Commission – Page dedicated to the Lead Market Initiative for Europe
World Trade Organization – Page dedicated to government procurement
Public procurement network – an informal European-wide co-operation network in the field of public procurement
PIANOO – public procurement expertise centre (based in NL) – for public buyers that want to share their experience with others.
Peppol – Pan European Public Procurement Online – a project to facilitate eProcurement without borders in Europe
The Enterprise Europe Network – a network of DG Enterprise – European Commission – you can raise your questions to.


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Service Activities

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  • Tender Monitoring
  • Tender Writing
  • Bid Review
  • Tender Workshops
  • Market Research
  • Procurement Support
  • European Tenders
  • United Nations Procurement
  • Small Tenders
  • Bid Planning
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