Stakeholder workshop for the European Catalogue of ICT Procurement Standards

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Published on: 21/11/2016

Save The Date

Improving the public procurement of digital solutions at the technical level

EU project for a Catalogue of ICT Standards

Brussels, January 24th 2017

Save the date! The European Commission has organised an event on technical procurement on the 24th of January 2017. This event will focus on practical experiences from public procurers in four areas: electronic tolling systems, cloud computing, eGovernment, and smart energy appliances. Use of standards, exchange of best practices, projects and experiences, costs - including interoperability costs linked to vender lock-in, will be discussed.


This meeting is organised within the framework of the project "Analysis, Establishment, Launch and Operation of a European Catalogue of Standards for ICT Procurement".

The objective of the European Catalogue is to provide a one-stop-shop at the EU level to support and guide public procurers when referring to ICT standards and profiles of standards in their cal for tenders. This should help drive the adoption of European Standards, while ensuring progressive convergence on the use of ICT standards by public procurers, increasing interoperabiity and reducing market fragmentation.

The challenges the European Catalogue is seeking to address include:

  • The risk of vender lock-in with proprietary solutions
  • A lack of interoperability of ICT solutions
  • A lack of coordination on ICT standards adoption
  • A fragmented EU market
  • A lack of clarity for industry on which standards to adopt

For the initial version of the prototype of the European Catalogue, four domains have been selected:

  • eGovernment/eBusiness
  • Transport Systems
  • Cloud Computing
  • Efficient use of Energy

Further information can be found at

There is limited availability for this event - as such attendance will be confirmed by the organiser.

For questions on this event please contact Mr. Pietro Costanzo at


Expected Participants:

public sector, procurers, industry

State: Open


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