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Pan European Public Procurement OnLine (PEPPOL)

From 2008-05-01 to 2012-08-31, closed project | PEPPOL Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 30 800 000

EU contribution:

EUR 15 399 990

Coordinated in:

Norway

Call for proposal:

CIP-ICT-PSP-2007-1See other projects for this call

Funding scheme:

PA - Pilot Type A

Description

eProcurement - Opening doors to cross-border business


Many EU countries use electronic procurement (eProcurement) to make bidding for public sector contracts simpler and more efficient. However, these national solutions have limited communication across borders. PEPPOL will make electronic communication between companies and government bodies possible for all procurement processes in the EU. It will connect existing national systems, crucial for allowing businesses to bid for public sector contracts anywhere in the EU; an important step towards achieving the Single European Market.


eProcurement systems are already functioning in several Member States. However, many public administrations lag behind industry in electronic data exchange with their suppliers. The lack of common standards is a major obstacle for companies - especially small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) - participating in public procurement. PEPPOL will build on current eProcurement activities at national level to allow companies in the EU to communicate electronically with government institutions in other countries for procurement processes.


The pilot project will facilitate the electronic cross border exchange of orders, invoices, and catalogues. It also includes the reuse of company information required for bidding. The mutual recognition of electronic signatures will also be addressed.
A core team of EU Member States are involved in this project in order to ensure that the development of new technologies in different countries does not create new barriers to the Single Market.


Both governments and their suppliers will benefit from more efficient, harmonized electronic procurement and invoicing processes.  It is anticipated that the use of eProcurement will save billions of Euros not only by reducing administrative burden but also by increasing competition and transparency. Taxpayers will ultimately benefit from the increased efficiency of the procurement processes and the savings achieved through better competition.

 

Objective

The objective of the PEPPOL-project is to make it easier for European economic operators, in particular SME's, from one nation to respond to public procurement opportunities from awarding entities in any other state by using EU-wide implemented interoperable eProcurement solutions. The interoperable service solution of the PEPPOL project will be based on functional specifications and consist of a number of operational building blocks supporting the identified business requirements related to cross border use of existing solutions for eSignature, Virtual Company Dossier, eCatalogues, eOrdering and eInvoicing.
The PEPPOL-consortium consists of 19 participants and a number of sub-contractors from 12 different nations representing 9 national administrations. The participants have broad experience and in depth knowledge on electronic public procurement, based on their national or regional solutions in operational or advanced piloting phase that covers the whole value chain of public procurement. To ensure EU-wide dissemination of project results, a reference group have been established for the member states outside the consortium.
The project is organised in 5 functional Work Packages (WP1 to 5) and four horizontal Work Packages (WP6 to 9)WP1: eSignature, coordinated by City of Bremen, GermanyWP2: Virtual Company Dossier, coordinated by University of Koblenz, GermanyWP3: eCatalogues, coordinated by Consip S.p.A, ItalyWP4: eOrdering, coordinated by Finansministeriet, (DIGST) DenmarkWP5: eInvoicing, coordinated by DIGST, DenmarkWP6: Project Administration, coordinated by DIFI, NorwayWP7: Awareness, dissemination, consensus building and training, coordinated by PEPPOL.AT, AustriaWP8: Solutions architecture, design and validation, coordinated by DIGST, DenmarkWP9 ISU: Implementation support unit for piloting, coordinating pilot activities by UPRC, Greece

Coordinator

DIREKTORATET FOR FORVALTNING OG IKT
Norway

EU contribution: EUR 5 010 779


GREV WEDELS PLASS 9
0151 OSLO
Norway
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: André Hoddevik
Tel.: +47 913 97 587
Fax: +47 22 45 10 01
E-mail

Participants

PEPPOL.AT CONSORTIUM MINISTRY OF FINANCE & FEDERAL COMPUTING CENTER & PUBLIC PROCUREMENT AGENCY GBR
Austria

EU contribution: EUR 2 755 651


HINTERE ZOLLAMTSSTRASSE
1030 WIEN
Austria
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Gerhard Popp
Tel.: +43151433 505000
E-mail
UNIVERSITAET KOBLENZ-LANDAU
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 518 832


RHABANUSSTRASSE 3
55118 MAINZ
Germany
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Maria Wimmer
Tel.: +49 261 287 2646
Fax: +49 261 2871002646
E-mail
FREIE HANSESTADT BREMEN
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 687 930


AM MARKT
28195 BREMEN
Germany
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Martin Hagen
Tel.: +49 421 361 4746
E-mail
FINANSMINISTERIET
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 131 873


CHRISTIANSBORG SLOTSPLADS
1218 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Marianne Vibo Jensen
Tel.: +45 2256 6994
E-mail
IT-OG TELESTYRELSEN*NATIONAL IT- AND TELECOM AGENCY NITA
Participation ended
Denmark

EU contribution: EUR 2 016 485


HOLSTEINSGADE
2100 KOBENHAVN
Denmark
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Christian Vindinge RASMUSSEN
Tel.: +4535450218
E-mail
VALTIOVARAINMINISTERIO
Finland

EU contribution: EUR 576 553


SNELLMANINKATU
00023 VALTIONEUVOSTO
Finland
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Tuomo Ahjokannas
Tel.: +358 9 160 32523
Fax: +358 9 160 33235
E-mail
ASSISTANCE AU DEVELOPPEMENT DES ECHANGES EN TECHNOLOGIES ECONOMIQUES ET FINANCIERES
France

EU contribution: EUR 917 192


RUE DE BERCY
75012 PARIS CEDEX 12
France
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Alain Ducass
Tel.: +33 1 53 44 28 29
Fax: +33 1 53 44 25 38
E-mail
UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 684 888


GR. LAMPRAKI 122
185 32 PIRAEUS
Greece
Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative contact: Andriana Prentza
Tel.: +302104142768
Fax: +302104142753
E-mail
MINISTRY OF DEVELOPMENT, COMPETITIVENESS, INFRASTRUCTURE, TRANSPORT AND NETWORKS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 0


NIKIS
10180 ATHINA
Greece
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Antonios Oikonomou
Tel.: +302131500508
Fax: +302103332850
E-mail
MINISTRY OF ECONOMY COMPETITIVENESS AND SHIPPING
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 16 225


NIKIS
10180 ATHENS
Greece
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Antonios Oikonomou
Tel.: +302131500508
Fax: +302103332850
E-mail
EREVNETIKO KENTRO VIOLOGIKON YLIKONANONYMOS ETAIREIA
Participation ended
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 22 947


ΣΜΥΡΝΗΣ
16562 GLYFADA, ATHENS
Greece
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Tarsi Giannouli
Tel.: 30 213 2026200
E-mail
KOZPONTI SZOLGALTATASI FOIGAZGATOSAG CENTRAL SERVICES DIRECTORATE GENERAL KSZF
Participation ended
Hungary

EU contribution: EUR 39 722


KOSSUTH TER
1055 BUDAPEST
Hungary
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Gábor Rácz
Tel.: +3617955208
E-mail
INFOCAMERE - SOCIETA CONSORTILE DIINFORMATICA DELLE CAMERE DI COMMERCIO ITALIANE PER AZIONI
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 523 625


PIAZZA SALLUSTIO
00187 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Fiorella Bonizzi
Tel.: +390644285519
Fax: +390644285255
E-mail
CONSIP SPA
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 610 235


VIA ISONZO
00198 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Giancarlo De Stefano
Tel.: +39 06 85449818
Fax: +39 06 85449281
E-mail
AGENZIA REGIONALE DI SVILUPPO DEI MERCATI TELEMATICI INTERCENT ER
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 295 264


VIALE ALDO MORO
40127 BOLOGNA
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Anna Fiorenza
Tel.: +39 051283082
Fax: +39 051283084
E-mail
CONSORZIO PER IL SISTEMA INFORMATIVO (CSI PIEMONTE)
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 66 255


CORSO UNIONE SOVIETICA
10134 TORINO
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Vania Rostagno
Tel.: +393404730166
Fax: +390113165320
E-mail
MINISTERO DELL'ECONOMIA E DELLE FINANZE
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 59 514


VIA XX SETTEMBRE 97
00187 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Susanna La Cecilia
Tel.: +39 06 47613351
Fax: +39 06 48 27 293
E-mail
DIGITPA
Participation ended
Italy

EU contribution: EUR 30 900


VIALE MARX
00137 ROMA
Italy
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Daniele Tatti
Tel.: +39 06 85264282
E-mail
AGENCIA NACIONAL DE COMPRAS PUBLICAS, E.P.E.
Portugal

EU contribution: EUR 31 058


Rua Laura Alves
1050-138 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Ruben Silveira
Tel.: +351 217 944 200
Fax: +351 217 944 242
E-mail
Ekonomistyrningsverket
Sweden

EU contribution: EUR 290 635


Drottningatan
10430 Stockholm
Sweden
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Mats Wikström
Tel.: +46 086904447
E-mail
SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 113 427


St Andrews House, Regent Road
EH1 3DG EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative contact: Lynn Peterson
Tel.: +44 0131 244 1461
E-mail
Record Number: 204631 / Last updated on: 2016-07-29
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