Action 87: Issue White Paper on inter-connecting e-procurement capacity in EU

What is the problem? Technical barriers between Member States are still high

Europe needs to lower barriers between Member States to enable the private sector to access public tendering throughout the Union. This includes the development and deployment of cross-border public services and more usage of online services.

Why EU action is required? e-Procurement as a facilitator for single market developments

The e-Procurement Action Plan was launched in 2004. Although many progresses have been achieved, more needs to be done to gain the full benefit of e-Procurement. With the publication of a White Paper, the Commission intends to outline steps to establish an inter-connected e-Procurement infrastructure.

What has the Commission done?

  • Published a Communication "Strategy for e-procurement" in April 2012.