Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, said:
“This is a new milestone in the digital transformation of public procurement. I welcome this major upgrade, which will make public procurement more attractive for businesses and allow citizens to see how their taxpayer's money is spent.”
These new rules will help green, social and innovative businesses get better access to public contracts, in line with the Commission's 2017 Making Public Procurement work for and in Europe plan. eForms will be used in about €500 billion worth of large public contracts and may also be used in up to €1.5 trillion worth of smaller contracts. To leave sufficient time for adapting national and European IT systems, public administration will have until October 2023 to use these new forms.