Identified ICT specifications for procurement

Before 2012, public administrations could only directly reference national , European and international standards when procuring ICT solutions. In order to allow the EU to respond to the fast evolution of technology in ICT, while also ensuring competition, promoting interoperability and innovation, the European Commission has developed a flexible approach to standardisation.

The European Commission can identify ICT technical specifications that are not national, European, or international standards, provided they meet precise requirements. Once identified and approved, these specifications can then be referenced in European public procurement. [Read more about the identification process].

Below you can find the list of all technical specifications identified so far. 

Specification Standardisation body European Commission identifying decision
ISO/IEC 19845:2015 - Information technology – Universal business language version 2.1 (UBL v2.1) OASIS 2014/771

IETF RFC 2460-1998 - Internet Protocol, Version 6 (IPv6)

IETF 2014/188
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol version 3 (‘LDAPv3’) IETF 2014/188
Domain Name System Security Extensions (‘DNSSEC’) IETF 2014/188
DomainKeys Identified Mail Signatures (‘DKIM’) IETF 2014/188
ECMAScript-402 Internationalisation Specification (‘ECMA-402’) ECMA 2014/188
Extensible Markup Language version 1.0 (‘W3C XML’) W3C 2014/188
IHE XCPD: Cross-Community Patient Discovery; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XCA: Cross-Community Access; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XCF: Cross-Community Fetch; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XDR: Cross-Enterprise Document Reliable Interchange; IHE 2015/1302
IHE CT: Consistent Time; IHE 2015/1302
IHE ATNA: Audit Trail and Node Authentication; IHE 2015/1302
IHE BPPC: Basic Patient Privacy Consents; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XUA: Cross-Enterprise User Assertion; IHE 2015/1302
IHE PRE: Pharmacy Prescription; IHE 2015/1302
IHE DIS: Pharmacy Dispense; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XPHR: Exchange of Personal Health Record Content; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XD-MS: Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Medical Summaries Integration Profile; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XD-SD: Cross-Enterprise Sharing of Scanned Documents; IHE 2015/1302
IHE PIX: Patient Identifier Cross-Referencing; IHE 2015/1302
IHE PDQ: Patient Demographics Query; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XDS.b: Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XDS-I.b: Cross-Enterprise Document Sharing for Imaging; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XD-LAB: Laboratory Reports; IHE 2015/1302
IHE XDM: Cross-Enterprise Document Media Interchange; IHE 2015/1302
IHE SVS: Sharing Value Sets; IHE 2015/1302
IHE SWF: Radiology Scheduled Workflow; IHE 2015/1302
IHE SWF.b: Radiology Scheduled Workflow; IHE 2015/1302
IHE PIR: Patient Information Reconciliation; IHE 2015/1302
IHE PAM: Patient Administration Management; IHE 2015/1302
IHE LTW: Laboratory Testing Workflow; IHE 2015/1302
IHE LCSD: Laboratory Code Sets Distribution; IHE 2015/1302
IHE LWA: Laboratory Analytical Workflow. IHE 2015/1302
eXtensible Business Reporting Language version 2.1 (XBRL 2.1)   2016/120
World Customs Organization Data Model version 3.5 (‘WCO Data Model version 3.5’) OASIS 2016/1765
Content Management Interoperability Services version 1.0 (‘CMIS 1.0’) OASIS 2016/1765
Content Management Interoperability Services version 1.1 (‘CMIS 1.1’) OASIS 2016/1765
Business Document Metadata Service Location Version 1.0 (‘BDX location’) OASIS 2016/1765
‘Electronic business XML Messaging Services Version 3.0: Part 1, Core Features’ and ‘Application Statement 4 Profile of ebMS 3.0 Version 1.0’ (‘ebMS3.0-AS4’) OASIS 2016/1765
Electronic business Core Party Identification Type Technical Specification Version 1.0 (‘ebCorePartyIdType’) OASIS 2016/1765
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet protocol (TCP/IP) IETF 2017/168
User Datagram Protocol (UDP) IETF 2017/168
Domain Name System (DNS) IETF 2017/168
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) IETF 2017/168
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) IETF 2017/168
Security Architecture for the internet Protocol (IPsec) IETF 2017/168
Network Time Protocol (NTP) IETF 2017/168
Secure Shell-2 Protocol (SSH-2) IETF 2017/168
Transport Layer Security Protocol (TLS) IETF 2017/168
Internet X.509 Public Key Infrastructure Certificate and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) Profile (PKIX) IETF 2017/168
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) IETF 2017/168
Upgrading to TLS Within HTTP/1.1 (HTTPS) IETF 2017/168
Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI) IETF 2017/168
Uniform Resource Locator (URL) IETF 2017/168
Uniform Resource Names (URN) IETF 2017/168
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) IETF 2017/168
8-bit Unicode Transformation Format (UTF-8) IETF 2017/168
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) IETF 2017/168
Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP) IETF 2017/168
Post Office Protocol — version 3 (POP3) IETF 2017/168

Multipurpose internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

RFC 2045, RFC 2046, RFC 2047, RFC 2048, RFC 2049

IETF 2017/168
Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) IETF 2017/168
Internet Calendaring and Scheduling Core Object Specification (iCalendar) IETF 2017/168
File format standard for electronic business cardS (vCard) IETF 2017/168
Common Format and MIME Type for Comma-Separated Values (CSV) IETF 2017/168
Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP) IETF 2017/168
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) IETF 2017/168
RDF 1.0 W3C 2017/5055
RDF 1.1 W3C 2017/5055
SMP 1.0 OASIS 2017/5055
AS2 (RFC 4130) - MIME-Based Secure Peer-to-Peer Business Data Interchange Using HTTP Applicability Statement 2 (AS2)  IETF 2017/5055
RFC 3987 - Internationalized Resource Identifiers (IRIs) IETF 2017/5055
Data Foundation & Terminology Model RDA 2017/5055
PID Information Types API RDA 2017/5055
Data Type Registries Model  RDA 2017/5055
Practical Policies Recommendations RDA 2017/5055