You can send public procurement notices in a structured electronic format, using the online forms available on this portal or by providing XML files to the Publications Office.
Electronic notices ensure speed and accuracy
Notices sent in a structured electronic format are published within five days of their receipt by the Publications Office. In comparison, notices sent by fax, e-mail or post can take up to 12 days to be published.
Automatic checking for mandatory fields and clear structure of electronic notices ensure consistency with the European directives and minimize the risk of encoding errors.
Online forms or XML files?
The OJS online forms are free and easy-to-use Please use this service if the number of notices you send is low and/or you do not wish to spend time and money to develop customized software.
OJS eSenders send structured XML notices through software developed in-house or services offered by an external contractor specialized in eProcurement. Typical eSenders include national Official Journals, awarding authorities sending a large number of electronic notices, public or private bodies acting on behalf of “contracting authorities/entities” as well as eProcurement software developers.
The Publications Office provides support for the OJS eSenders. Please read How to become an OJS eSender for information about applying and the qualification procedure.