FIEC actively involved in the European Experts Group on Electronic Procurement (EXEP)
On 1st February, Mrs. Sabine Ayraud (FNTP) - who represents FIEC - took part in a meeting of the EXEP in Brussels. More specifically, FIEC is involved in a subgroup dedicated to the accreditation process of electronic procurement platforms.
Without having the power to impose anything on Member States, experts are working on short guidelines presenting a series of necessary minimum requirements for e-procurement platform providers.
The goal is to ensure minimum quality, security, functionality and interoperability of these platforms all over the EU. It is particularly necessary in countries where several platforms are available on the market. FIEC is working to ensure that the needs of contractors when using these platforms are met, namely easy and free access, confidentiality of the data, technical reliability, free hotline, etc.