Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) is an online portal which publishes around 520 000 public procurement notices per year, worth more than €420 billion. A cornerstone of European public procurement, TED helps economic operators find business opportunities from around the EU.
TED data is available as open data, which allows users to analyse it for insights. At EU level, this is done, for example, in the Single Market Scoreboard. The data is also used by public authorities for market analysis, by companies for planning, and by academics as well as civil society. The data from TED is available on the EU Open Data Portal. The Publications Office provides all notices in extensible mark-up language (XML) format, while the Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs provides a smaller subset of this data (covering just some years, countries, and types of notices) as comma-separated values (CSV).
The business opportunities published on TED are published as notices. These can be filled in through the use of national solutions or SIMAP. The legal basis for standard forms is Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2015/1986. Guidance for national authorities responsible for public procurement systems (e.g. legislators, training bodies) and providers of eNotification solutions (i.e. TED eSenders) is also available. The standard forms are currently under revision.