e-Procurement - EU Vocabularies


eProcurement is the use of electronic communications and transaction processing for public procurement (procedures and methods established for public sector organisations when buying supplies and services).

The collection of electronic data and metadata published in this business collection is a growing initiative that is intended for a future complete migration of public procurement to full eProcurement:

  • TED XML schemas are used by the Publications Office of the European Union to receive and publish public procurement notices as defined in the EU Directives and Regulations.
  • Authority tables and taxonomies used in eProcurement standardise the code lists used within the public procurement domain.
  • eProcurement Ontology conceptualises, formally encodes and make available in an open, structured and machine-readable format concepts used in public procurement.


Further information on eProcurement can be consulted on the DG GROW Website.