Sunday 2 November 2008

SIMAP: Gateway to European public procurement

The SIMAP portal offers access to information about public procurement in Europe:


Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

Through the SIMAP gateway, you can easily access, for instance, the new Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV), which applies from 15 September 2008.

The official name is Commission Regulation (EC) No 213/2008 of 28 November 2007 amending Regulation (EC) No 2195/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) and Directives 2004/17/EC and 2004/18/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on public procurement procedures, as regards the revision of the CPV (OJ 15.3.2008 L 74/1):

The vocabulary itself starts on pagen 3, Annex I Common Procurement Vocabulary.


SIMAP contains pages and further links in the official European Community languages on a variety of subjects, for buyers, suppliers and OJS eSenders, with pages on codes and nomenclatures:

Standard forms for public procurement

Legislation and useful links

Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) with business opportunities in Europe, including the threshold values in force for EU-wide tenders since 1 January 2008

Links to 36 European national public procurement databases (EU member states, the European Economic Area, candidate countries, Switzerland)

Legislation and useful links

Sending XML notices

How to become an OJS eSender

List of operational OJS eSenders

CPV classification system

Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS)

CPC codes

Currency codes

Country codes

TED – Tenders Electronic Daily



The largest public procurement area in the world is yours for the bidding.

Ralf Grahn

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