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  • Alfredo M. Ronchi


e-Procurement refers to the use of electronic communications by public sector organisations when buying supplies and services or tendering public works. Increasing the use of e-Procurement in Europe can generate significant savings for European taxpayers. These savings would maximise the efficiency of public spending in the current context of fiscal constraints. e-Procurement can also provide a new source of economic growth and jobs, including by facilitating access to public procurement contracts by SMEs. (European Commission).

Public Procurement and e-Procurement. e-Catalogues and e-Catalogues Standards; UBL Universal Business Language. UBL Key Characteristics, c-Catalogue(UN/EDIFACT–eBESWorkshop). Cross-industry catalogue messages. Other standards relevant to e-Catalogues. The “procurement” effect of the Internet, the Scale of the Problem. Interoperability in the field of e-Procurement PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement Online) and EU-wide Interoperability. PEPPOL Standards and OpenPEPPOL. Public Procurement in the European Union; directive on services in the Internal Market.


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  • Alfredo M. Ronchi
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  1. 1.Politecnico di MilanoMilanoItaly

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