The main features of tenders electronic daily (TED) are:
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It can also be modified during the course of a session.
TED is available in all 24 EU official languages.
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The Browse functions of TED allow you to find notices by topic.
The topics and related information are divided as follows:
This displays any current tender divided by country of origin, document type both currently valid and from the last OJ S edition.
This option displays notices published 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.
You can find more information about CPV codes here:
This option displays notices published divided by buyers or Contracting Authorities.
Each heading is allocated with a four-digit code, which contains information on the type of tender procedure, contract and applicable regulation.
This displays the tender documents published in the EU and other relevant countries according to where the contract is awarded.
TED uses the NUTS code system to list by country and place of contract performance.
You can find more information about NUTS codes here:
You can search for documents with three different approaches for processing queries to return search results:
All search options could be launched in three different range of search: Last edition, All current notices and Archives according to the scope of the search you wish to perform.
This is a free text search that allows you to search for a word or a simple phrase as full text.
You can use the Boolean operators AND and OR to combine words of your search.
This allows you a more precise search for a document by selecting one or more search criteria among the combinations of fields available in the search window.
The search options are divided in two parts: while the first part is visible right away, the further options are accessible by clicking on the button Show more filters.
The first batch of search criteria is the followings:
More filter options includes:
All fields can be cleared form the chosen options by clicking on the Clear form button placed on the bottom right of the page.
Check the Statistics mode checkbox, on the bottom right of the page, to view statistics on selected search fields instead of the results list.
This option summarises the data with a combination of two search fields in an X-axis and Y-axis format presentation, instead of a list.
You can combine any two available search fields to display the results in the statistics mode format.
To select the statistics mode option, do the following.
Note: The Your query entry will be displayed in the search result page only if you check the option Display search criteria in the result list in the preferences window.
Click on Switch to expert mode to convert your advanced search to an expert search.
The expert search page will be displayed containing the search criteria you previously entered on the advanced search page.
The Expert search allows the use of all available search fields, in arbitrary combination, by using a structured query language methodology, or common command language (CCL).
You can enter, in the search field, queries with strict syntax rules. You can narrow down your searches by using a variety of structured query commands, which can restrict your query to specific targeted documents.
The format of syntax used by TED is the following:
XX = [value]
where XX denotes the code or the abbreviation of the search field, consisting of two letters and value; it can be a string of one or more characters, a date, a number range or simply a wildcard.
The search query could be performed by using a standardized query language (CCL).
The rules to be followed while using the query syntax format are:
A query is examined in the following manner:
Please note that search terms containing a space must be placed in double quotation marks ("").
In the expert search, you can search for documents having a null value for some of the search criteria. The value of the search term for these documents must be CODE_UNKNOWN.
Type of Authority (code AA)
Ministry or any other national or federal authority
Regional or local authority
European Institution/Agency or International Organisation
Body governed by public law
National or federal Agency/Office
Regional or local Agency/Office
8 or 9 or Z
Award Criteria (code AC)
The most economic tender
Legal basis (code DI)
Classical Directive (2004/18/EC)
Utilities Directive (2004/17/EC)
Defence Directive (2009/81/EC)
Regulation ”Public passenger transport” (1370/2007/EC)
Concession contract Directive (2014/23/EU)
Public procurement Directive (2014/24/EU)
Utilities (water, energy, transport and postal services) Directive (2014/25/EU)
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 Union, with participation by GPA countries
European Economic Area (EEA)
European Economic Area (EEA), with participation by GPA countries
Agreement between the European Union and the Swiss Confederation
Type of document (code TD)
Prior Information Notice without call for competition
Additional information (IC = AA changes and cancellations)
Request for proposals
Contract award notice
Prior Information Notice with call for competition
Public Works concession
Works contracts awarded by the concessionnaire
Subcontracts notice (in the fields of defence and security)
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
Dynamic purchasing system
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
8 or 9
Type of bid (code TY)
Submission for all lots
Submission for one lot only
Submission for one or more lots
European Institutions (code HA)
Council of the European Union
Court of Justice of the European Union
European Central Bank
European Court of Auditors
European External Action Service
European Economic and Social Committee
European Committee of the Regions
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
Publications Office of the European Union
European Patent Office
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
External aid programmes
List of other codes corresponding to the different searches
You can customise the search results 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 visualise in the notice listed in the search result.
Documents displayed in the results list can be sorted by document number, country, publication date and deadline date.
By default, TED uses ascending order in the following contexts:
To sort out the search results list, click on the arrows icon next to the heading.
Click again if you want to sort in reverse order.
You can print both the results list in the same format as it is displayed or you can print the actual content of these documents.
You can choose among three options:
You can download the documents resulting from the search perfomed, in these formats and options:
You can refine your search criteria by going back to the Advanced search window and the relative options.
This menu allows you to save your search criteria and use them to search for notices quickly.
This feature will help you to:
To save a search criteria profile, do the following.
The search profiles can be updated by clicking on the right-hand side icons (edit, delete or rename).
Another major feature of the Saved Search profiles is the email alerts.
You can set the Saved Search to receive email notifications of any notice published matching your search option.
Any Saved Search can be set as a daily, weekly, fortnightly and monthly email notification.
The Saved Search can also be set as a RSS feed.
To print a search criteria profile:
To modify a saved search profile:
To delete a saved search profile:
Notice consultation varies according to the Directives under which they were published.
For the Directives 2004/18/EC – 2004/17/EC - 2009/81/EC:
Viewing document in current language
This allows document consultation in the selected language of navigation.
Viewing document in original language
This allows document consultation in the original language of publication.
Viewing document as summary view
This allows document consultation in the original language of publication with the automatic translations, into navigation language, as far as possible.
This option is available only to registered users.
Viewing catalogue data of document
This allows document consultation summarized by predefined categories of description.
Viewing document family
This allows consultation of any documents related to the selected one.
This allows document consultation without any empty sections.
This allows complete document consultation with all sections.
Accessing recently viewed documents
This allows you to access recently visited documents (up to 10) and to print them.
For the Directives 2014/23/EU - 2014/24/EU - 2014/25/EU:
This allows full document consultation, in the original language of publication with the automatic translations, into navigation language, as far as possible.
This allows full document consultation in the original language of publication.
Viewing document in summary view
This allows shortened document consultation in the selected language of navigation.
This allows document consultation summarised by predefined categories of description.
The Clipping list facilitates the storage of notices for further easy consultation.
You can store a set of documents for easy access later on (up to 25 documents).
Notices saved in the clipping list can also be associated to an email date reminder, for example to warn about forthcoming deadline for submission of the tender.
To access the clipping list, do the following.
To save notices to your clipping list from the search result list, follow these steps:
To set up a notice with a reminder date, do the following:
You can remove the reminder by clicking on Remove in the same window.
By deleting the reminder date from a clipping list document, you will not receive any further email alerts related to the particular notice.
To delete a reminder date from the clipping list, click on the "X" button under the column "Action".
You can print the list of clipped documents in the same format as the clipping list displays or you can print the actual content of these documents.
To print your list, you need to log in to TED.
Choose one of the following methods to print the clipping list documents.
To delete a document from the Clipping list, click on the icon to delete a corresponding document.
An email warning will be sent to confirm the deletion of the notice from the list.
The Personal address book feature enables you to 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, do the following.
You can save up to 10 email address.
To delete an email address from your personal address book, click on the cross button on the right-hand column, associated with the email address you wish to delete from the list
To send a document to an email address, do the following.
You can select a document and save it as a PDF or XML file.
To save a document in PDF format, do the following.
The PDF will be generated according to the type of display you are currently browsing for the notice (Current language, Summary view, Original language).
To save a document in XML format, do the following.
The XML Bulk download page allows the downloading of XML packages for daily editions and monthly collections of editions, dating back from January 2011.
This feature is available only to registered users.
The news page summarises changes and updates made on the website and its policy.
As a registered user, you can set up a maximum of five search profiles if you are a non-registered user, or 25 if you are, as 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, divided by business sector.
This service is available for both registered users and anonymous users.
Registered users can save up to five search profiles as customised RSS feeds.
To set up a customised RSS feeds list, do the following.
As a registered user, you can specify up to 25 search profiles to set as RSS feeds.
For this feature, you will need a special RSS news reader or 'aggregator' that will allow you to collect and display any updates by the TED RSS service.
To subscribe to RSS feeds with a news reader, do the following.
The release calendar gives details of the Official Journal S series and their corresponding publication dates for the current year.
You can access the different published editions by clicking on Release calendar (top-left hand side of the page).
This page helps to browse the website by providing links to all its main topics.
For suggestions, comments or feedback, please click on the Contact link in either the top or bottom menu to send your request through a contact form.
This page contains the disclaimer, the copyright notice and the privacy statement. It can be found on the link on the top or on the bottom of the page.
The online machine translation service is available, free of charge, for all public procurement notices published in TED, from and to all 24 EU official languages.
The service is available only to registered users.
The request can be submitted through the tab menus, to be found on the top of the notice of interest and will be made available shortly, via email, after the request is sent.
The translation will be available in PDF or HTML format.
Previously translated versions of the notice are also available to all registered users directly on the page of the notice.
The PDF files of notices published in the original language, available in the website, are time stamped and signed since 15-03-2015.
Time stamping and signature are provided by a contractor authorized by the Publications Office of the European Union.
The signature is valid for 5 years.
To view the signed PDF file version of the public procurement notice of your interest, open the notice displayed in the ‘Original language’ tab, and click on the upper right side icons of the window displaying the notice, corresponding to ‘Display the signed PDF version’.
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