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News article20 June 2024BrusselsDirectorate-General for Trade1 min read

Commission launches new public procurement portal

The new tool serves as a public procurement knowledge hub, with easy-to-access information on the rules governing public procurement for contracting entities in the EU Member States. 

DG Trade has expanded the online Access2Markets portal with a new public procurement tool, 'Procurement for Buyers', which will serve as a portal for public procurement entities in EU Member States, helping them to understand and apply international procurement rules in a clear and consistent manner.

'Procurement for Buyers' will help EU contracting entities to find out which bidders are eligible to participate in public procurement procedures in EU member states, based on the provisions of the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) and bilateral EU trade agreements. It also provides other important parameters, such as applicable requirements regarding the origin of goods and services that may be offered.   

This new initiative expands the existing public procurement section of Access2Markets, which already features the 'Procurement for Suppliers' tool. 'Procurement for Suppliers' helps European companies to find out whether they are eligible to bid for procurement contracts in third countries on an equal footing with local companies. It is currently available for Canada, Japan and the United States, with further trading partners to be added in the future.

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Publication date
20 June 2024
Directorate-General for Trade
Trade topics
  • EU companies accessing world markets
  • Public procurement