Public Procurement Platform Label Dem@PE (Dem@PE)

Published on: 02/02/2008
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.

Policy Context

Directives on Public procurement 2004/17 and 2004/18 French code of public procurement Commission action plan on electronic procurement Lisbon objectives

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 solution

No technology Technology choice: Standards-based technology

Main results, benefits and impacts

3 procurement platforms have been awarded the label in 2007 : Edisys, 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.

Lessons learnt

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