The objective of the PEPPOL (Pan-European Public eProcurement On-Line, see www.peppol.eu) project is to set up a pan-European pilot solution that, conjointly with existing national solutions, facilitates EU-wide interoperable public eProcurement. The vision of the PEPPOL project is that any company and in particular SMEs in the EU can communicate electronically with any European governmental institution for the entire procurement process.
The final outcome of PEPPOL will be an interoperable environment built upon national systems and infrastructures supporting the full cycle of eProcurement activities.
The pilots that will be developed in PEPPOL will support any economic operator in the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA) to respond to any published public tender notice electronically and to govern the entire procurement process from their own national infrastructure to any another national infrastructure. Thereby PEPPOL will focus on the engagement and participation of SME companies to public eProcurement.
For post-award the solutions and tools developed within the PEPPOL project will be based on the deliverables from CEN WS/BII and for the pre-award the PEPPOL project will make use of the deliverables brought forward by the CEN BII2 Workshop.