EU: 18 DGs, EU Agencies and I…

EU: 18 DGs, EU Agencies and Institutions have adopted eInvoicing with e-PRIOR

Published on: 08/05/2012

The Directorate-Generals, Executive Agencies and Institutions in question are the following:

  • Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT)
  • Directorate-General Education and Culture (DG EAC)
  • Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (DG EMPL)
  • Directorate-General for Translation (DGT)
  • Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)
  • Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP)
  • Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry (DG ENTR)
  • Directorate-General for the Environment (DG ENV)
  • Directorate-General for Human Resources and Security (DG HR)
  • Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media (DG INFSO)
  • Directorate-General for the Internal Market and Services (DG MARKT)
  • Directorate-General for Research (DG RTD)
  • Directorate-General for Interpretation (SCIC)
  • Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)
  • European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
  • Office for the Administration and Payment of Individual Entitlements (PMO)
  • Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TENEA)

This is the first wave of the eInvoicing roll-out in all DGs, Agencies and Institutions using DIGIT's market procedures. DIGIT started eInvoicing with a few suppliers in 2009. The adoption of eInvoicing continues to grow with new Framework contracts and other Directorate-Generals and Executive Agencies joining eProcurement. By the end of 2012, all 49 Directorate-Generals of the Commission and Executive Agencies will be using eInvoicing with IT contractors.

Here are some relevant figures:

  • 27 supplier companies of the Commission are currently using eInvoicing, sending their invoices through e-PRIOR
  • 4 service providers are interfacing with e-PRIOR and connecting suppliers to e-PRIOR for eInvoicing
  • 2 700 electronic invoices were received in e-PRIOR
  • 1 300 downloads of the Open e-PRIOR software on

Background Information

e-PRIOR is a service oriented platform, developed by DIGIT, allowing suppliers to exchange standardised eProcurement documents, via a secured communication channel, with the European Commission and its Institutions.

An open-source version of e-PRIOR, called Open e-PRIOR is freely available to the Member States and can be implemented in any public administration.

The platform is connected to PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine) via its own Access Point, facilitating the cross-border exchange of eProcurement documents between, for example, a public administration in country A with suppliers in country B.

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