Key points


  • expresses concern about the poor results achieved on e-procurement to date;
  • is concerned about the low level of Member State involvement, indicating continued resistance to adopting practices which are known to be beneficial to both public administration and economic operators;
  • notes that the public procurement market is segmented: it contains multiple solutions and platforms which in most cases are not designed to be interoperable;
  • calls for the solutions to be accessible to everyone, by overcoming language barriers and ensuring access for disabled people; and
  • reiterates its view that European legislation on public procurement should help SMEs.


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EC presentation 17.07.2013