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Electronic Signatures for Public Procurement across Europe

  • Jon Ølnes
  • Anette Andresen
  • Stefano Arbia
  • Markus Ernst
  • Martin Hagen
  • Stephan Klein
  • Giovanni Manca
  • Adriano Rossi
  • Frank Schipplick
  • Daniele Tatti
  • Gesa Wessolowski
  • Jan Windheuser

Abstract

The PEPPOL (Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line) project is a large scale pilot under the CIP programme of the EU, exploring electronic public procurement in a unified European market. An important element is interoperability of electronic signatures across borders, identified today as a major obstacle to cross-border procurement. PEPPOL will address use of signatures in procurement processes, in particular tendering but also post-award processes like orders and invoices. Signature policies, i.e. quality requirements and requirements on information captured in the signing process, will be developed. This as well as technical interoperability of e-signatures across Europe will finally be piloted in demonstrators starting late 2009 or early 2010.

Keywords

Signing Process Major Obstacle Quality Requirement Data Security Scale Pilot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jon Ølnes
    • 1
  • Anette Andresen
    • 1
  • Stefano Arbia
    • 3
  • Markus Ernst
    • 2
  • Martin Hagen
    • 4
  • Stephan Klein
    • 2
  • Giovanni Manca
    • 3
  • Adriano Rossi
    • 3
  • Frank Schipplick
    • 2
  • Daniele Tatti
    • 3
  • Gesa Wessolowski
    • 4
  • Jan Windheuser
    • 2
  1. 1.DNVHøvikNorway
  2. 2.Bremen Online Services GmbHBremenGermany
  3. 3.CNIPARomeItaly
  4. 4.Freie Hansestadt Bremen, FinanzenBremenGermany

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