Upcoming Stakeholder Workshop…

Upcoming Stakeholder Workshop for the European Catalogue of Standards for Procurement

Published on: 21/11/2016
Last update: 04/10/2017

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

How to improve techcnial purchasing in the EU? ¦ Making the best of technologies ¦ Why is there no community at the EU level in technical procurement? ¦ Exchange with other public procurers as regards to purchasing of digital solutions and infrastructures

Save the date! The European Commission is organising an event on technical procurement on the 24th of Janaury 2017. This event will focus on practical experiences from public procurers in four areas: electronic tolling systems; cloud computing; eGovernment/eBusiness; and smart energy. The use of standards, exchange of best practies, projects and experiences, costs - including interoperability costs and costs linked to vendor lock-in, will be discussed.

The meeting is organsied 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 provided a one-stop-shop at the EU level to support and guide procurers when referring to ICT standards and profiles of standards in their call for tenders. This should hep convergence on the use of ICT standards by public procurers, increasing interoperability and reducing market fragmentation.

The challenges the European Catalogue is seeking to address include:

  • The risk of vendor 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
  • Smart and Efficient Use of Energy

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For questions please contact Mr. Pietro Costanzo at p.constanzo@formit.org