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Public Procurement Organizations in the EU Must Adopt Procurement and Sourcing Technology

Published: 05 December 2014

ID: G00271928

Analyst(s): Magnus Bergfors


The European Union has adopted new directives that will mandate use of procurement technology. Public procurement executives and IT supporting procurement need to prepare to meet these new requirements.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • New EU directives for public procurement and e-invoicing will make e-sourcing and e-invoicing mandatory by 2018, forcing public contracting authorities to adopt procurement and sourcing technology
    • Preaward
    • Postaward
  • OpenPEPPOL is developing and implementing technology standards to align business processes for electronic procurement across all EU governments, enabling contracting authorities to select solutions that comply with new directives

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