The original BII workshop was concluded in December 2009, and its results were issued as CWA 16073:2010 (see www.cen.eu/cwa/bii/specs). In early 2010, a second Workshop – CEN WS/BII2 – was initiated to follow up on and improve the work created in the first workshop.
The purpose of the second phase of the workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces for public procurement in Europe is to establish a forum for development and governance, by:
- Providing technical support for adopters and implementers of the BII deliverables;
- Providing a forum for governance, life cycle management and further refinements of the CWA published by CEN WS/BII;
- Contributing to coordination and harmonization amongst European initiatives addressing various aspects of e-procurement;
- Actively cooperating with the relevant organisations to ensure that European requirements are catered for in international standards and initiatives.