To award a label to public procurement electronic platforms meeting a set of criteria based upon user feedback.
The label helps promote confidence in electronic tendering and fosters good practices. It aims at developing interoperability, security and interchange of electronic data and documents.
Directives on Public procurement 2004/17 and 2004/18
French code of public procurement
Commission action plan on electronic procurement
Description of target users and groups
Businesses (economic operators) and administrations (contracting authorities)
Description of the way to implement the initiative
A joint label committee comprised of the Ministry of Finance, the Edibuild association and the Federation for Public Works decided on a set of criteria belonging to 10 categories and a process to award the label. The label is awarded for 2 years. The criteria are improved and augmented each year.
Technology choice: Standards-based technology
Main results, benefits and impacts
3 procurement platforms have been awarded the label in 2007 : Edisys, achatpublic.com and Agysoft.
Return on investment
Return on investment: Not applicable / Not available
Track record of sharing
The criteria and the process are public, available on the web site.
The project is low-cost and successful.
Beyond labeling procurement platforms, we are setting up a label for the specific procurement profiles built on the platforms
Scope: International, National