Action 23 of the Digital Agenda of Europe aims at providing guidance on ICT standardisation and public procurement. Draft guidelines are now ready, advising public authorities how to make the best use of available standards when commissioning hardware, software and IT services from external suppliers. The advice is illustrated with best practices found all over Europe.
The European Commission is seeking views on how useful these guidelines might be, as well as views on practical implementation measures.
A short survey has been launched and will be open until 14 February 2012.