First working group meeting: 23 March 2017

Event date:
Published on: 16/03/2017

The report with the minutes of the first meeting is available here.


Thursday 23 March 2017

10:00-15:00 (CET)

Aim of this first meeting

The aim of this first meeting on 23 March is to explain how we expect to achieve the objective and the input we need from stakeholders such as yourselves to create such an ontology.



The presentation is available here.


Please note that the language of the workshop will be English. No interpretation is foreseen.

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Brief description of the project

The objective of the ontology is to ensure the relationships of data produced throughout the procurement chain can be reused in an accurate and efficient way without being hampered by potential barriers between the different phases of the procurement chain or the systems/ formats used.   Presently pre-award and post-award information is openly available on Tenders Electronic Daily however:
  • the information only covers procurement procedures above the European thresholds, therefore information below the thresholds is not necessarily comparable unless the same concepts have been used;
  • the relations between the different concepts in the procurement chain and data flow are not fully documented, therefore data and data relationships cannot be reused directly in a flexible and comparable manner;
  • much of the data available has inherited formats from its paper origins leading to illogical business processes and incorrect conceptual models;
  • taxonomies like CPV are often not correctly used which creates severe problems like making it very difficult for SMEs to find correct business opportunities;
  • the information is restricted to the e-notification phase of the procurement chain, whereas the chain covers many phases: e-notification, e-access, e-submission, eevaluation, e-awarding, e-ordering, e-fulfilment, e-invoicing.
We are excited by the possibilities that such an ontology can open up and hope that you feel the same and will accompany us in this project.


Expected Participants:

Public/private organisations

State: Open
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