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Displays published notices divided by business sector. TED uses the CPV code system to categorise business sectors.
Any given business sector corresponds to a group of CPV codes. For more information about CPV codes, see:
Displays tender documents published in the EU and in relevant non-EU countries, according to where the contract is awarded.
Countries and regions are categorised using the NUTS code system:
Find notices by the country where the contract is awarded. It uses the NUTS code system.
Find notices by buyer. Each category contains information on the type of contract.
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There are 3 possible search ranges for the advanced search and the expert search options, depending on the scope you want: Current OJ S issue, Active notices and All notices. The quick search option is restricted to Active notices.
At the top right of any page:
Search more precisely for notices by selecting 1 or more criteria (using a comma to separate them).
Options divided into several search criteria groups (text, business opportunities, subject of the contract, etc.)
All search groups can be collapsed or expanded.
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To convert your advanced search to an expert one, click Switch to expert mode.
The expert search page will be displayed containing the search criteria you already entered on the advanced search page.
Expert search allows you to use all available search fields, in any combination you choose, by using the common command language (CCL).
You can enter criteria with strict syntax rules in the search field, to run a highly specific search. You can also narrow down your searches using a variety of structured commands, which can restrict your query to specific targeted documents.
The format of syntax used by TED is the following:
XX = [value]
XX is the code or the abbreviation of the search field, comprising 2 letters. The value can be 1 character or a string of characters, a date, a range of numbers, or simply a wildcard.
You can use a standardised query language (CCL) to make your search:
The system processes your search query as in the following order:
Search terms containing a space must be placed in double quotation marks ("").
What you’re looking for
What you enter
E.g. design contest or contract notice
TD=[D OR 3]
Documents by country and CPV code
E.g. Germany (DE), France (FR) or Italy (IT), containing CPV codes for ‘Mining, basic metals and related products’ or ‘Financial and insurance services’
CY=[DE OR FR OR IT] AND PC=[14* OR 66*]
Documents by country, CPV code, contract and a full text
E.g. France (FR) containing ‘Construction work’ for ‘Service contract’ with the string Sewa*
CY=[FR] AND PC=[45*] AND NC= AND (FT=[Sewa*])
Type of authority (code AA) = Type of buyer
Ministry and any other national or federal authorities
Regional and local authorities
EU institution/agency or international organisation
Body governed by public law
National and federal agencies
Regional and local agencies
8 or 9 or Z
Award criteria (code AC)
The most economic tender
Legal basis (code DI)
Concession contracts (Directive 2014/23/EU)
General contracts (Directive 2014/24/EU)
Utility contracts – water, energy, transport and postal services (Directive 2014/25/EU)
966/2012 or 1046/2018
EU institutions' contracts (Regulation 2018/1046/EU)
Defence contracts (Directive 2009/81/EC)
Public passenger transport contracts (Regulation 1370/2007/EC)
Old utility contracts (Directive 2004/17/EC, no longer in force)
Old general contracts (Directive 2004/18/EC, no longer in force)
Main activities (code MA)
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
Economic and financial affairs
Production, transport and distribution of gas and heat
Extraction of gas and oil
Port-related activities / Maritime or inland waterway
Exploration and extraction of coal and other solid fuels
General public services
Urban railway / light rail, metro, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
Public order and safety
Type of contract (code NC)
Type of procedure (code PR)
Accelerated restricted procedure
Accelerated negotiated procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
Concession award procedure
Concession award without prior concession notice
Negotiated without a prior call for competition
Contract award without prior publication
Z or 8 or 9
Market regulation (code RP)
PHARE, TACIS and countries of central and eastern Europe
External aid and European Development Fund
European Investment Bank, European Investment Fund, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
European institution/agency or international organisation
European Union, with participation by GPA countries
European Economic Area (EEA)
GPA (Government Procurement Agreement)
European Economic Area (EEA), with participation by GPA countries
Agreement between the EU and Switzerland
Type of document (code TD) = Business opportunities
Prior information notice without call for competition
Request for proposals
Contract award notice
Prior information notice with call for competition
Works contracts awarded by the concessionaire
Subcontracts notice (in the defence and security fields)
European economic interest grouping (EEIG)
Call for expressions of interest
Concession award notice
Modification of a contract/concession during its term
Periodic indicative notice (PIN) with call for competition
Qualification system with call for competition
Periodic indicative notice (PIN) without call for competition
Qualification system without call for competition
Results of design contests
European Company / European Cooperative Society
Dynamic purchasing system
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
8 or 9
Type of bid (code TY)
Submission for all lots
Submission for 1 lot only
Submission for 1 or more lots
European institutions (code HA) = Type of buyer
External aid programmes
European Central Bank
European Investment Bank
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
European Court of Auditors
Court of Justice of the European Union
Council of the European Union
European Committee of the Regions
European External Action Service
European Economic and Social Committee
European Investment Fund
European Patent Organisation
Publications Office of the European Union
List of other codes corresponding to the different searches
Official name of the buyer
National registration number of the buyer
Country of the buyer
Deadline for requests for documents
Deadline for submission
Internet address of the buyer
Notice publication number
Number of lots
OJ S issue number
Title of the CPV code
Title of the NUTS code
Original notice reference number
Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
Title of the notice
Total value or estimated total value of the procurement
Currency of the total value or of the estimated total value of the procurement
Town/city of the buyer
Tick the Statistics mode box in the search form to view statistics on selected search fields, instead of the results list.
Instead of a list, this option presents a visual summary of the data, with 2 search fields combined in an X-axis and Y-axis format.
You can combine any 2 available search fields to display the results in this way:
The results page displays your search criteria only if you ticked the option Display search criteria in the result list in the Preferences window.
You can customise the display by selecting a set of fields for a document as additional information and other settings.
In the section ‘Display in the list of search results’, you can set the information you would like to display in the notices listed in the search results:
The documents displayed can be sorted by document number, country, publication date and deadline.
TED automatically uses descending order for:
To sort the results list, click the arrow next to each heading. Click again to sort in reverse order.
You can print the results list in the format in which it is displayed. Alternatively, you can print the actual content of the documents.
Choose from 3 options:
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Click Refine search to go back to the search window and the relevant options.
This menu allows you to save your search criteria and use them to search for notices quickly in future. This feature will help you to:
To save a search criteria profile:
You can update the search profiles by clicking on the icon in the Actions column (edit, edit query or delete).
You can set your saved search so that you are automatically notified of any published notice that matches your search options, in the form of:
The way in which notices are consulted varies according to the directives under which they were published.
This enables you to store a set of notices (up to 25) for easy access later on.
Notices saved in My Dashboard can also be linked with an email date reminder, for example to alert you to a forthcoming deadline for submitting a tender.
To access My Dashboard:
To save notices from the search results list:
To set up a notice with a reminder date:
You can also tick the box 'Activate alerts' to receive email alerts when a document in the same document family is published.
This means you will receive no further email alerts about the notice in question.
To delete a reminder date from a document saved in My Dashboard:
Click the icon in the Actions column on the line for the document you want to delete. Select Delete.
This feature lets you store up to 10 email addresses to choose as a recipient's email address for sending out notices (Send by email function).
To configure your Personal address book:
You can save up to 10 addresses.
To delete an email address from your Personal address book, click on the cross in the Actions column on the line of the address you wish to delete.
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As a registered user, you can set up a maximum of 25 search profiles as a news alert service.
An email will be sent to you if one of these search profiles matches new published documents.
RSS feeds send automatic updates on the latest documents published, broken down by business sector. This service is available to registered and unregistered users alike.
Registered users can save up to 25 search profiles as customised RSS feeds. To access your customised list:
The number of items displayed for your customised RSS feeds can be modified in the Preferences in your My TED section. To modify the number of items displayed:
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You can use the free online machine translation service for most public procurement notices published in TED. It works from and into all 24 EU official languages.
The service is available only to registered users.
To request a translation, use the tab menus at the top of any notice that interests you. You will receive your translation (available in PDF or HTML) by email shortly afterwards.
If you are a registered user, you can also see any previously translated versions of the notice on the notice page.
Since 15 March 2015, PDF files for notices published in their original language on the website have been time stamped and signed.
This service is provided by a contractor authorised by the Publications Office of the European Union.
The signature remains valid for 5 years.
To view the signed PDF file version of a notice you are interested in, open the notice displayed under the ‘Original language’ tab, and click the icon for ‘Display the signed PDF version’ on the upper right side of the window displaying the notice. The time-stamped notice will download automatically.
Last modified: 10/06/2020