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From 14/11/2022, some notices published in the Supplement to the Official Journal (OJ S) are based on eForms instead of the TED schema. From 25/10/2023, eForms will be the sole basis for notices published in the OJ S.
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Displays published notices divided by business sector. TED uses CPV codes to categorise business sectors.
Any given business sector corresponds to a group of CPV codes.
For more information on CPV codes:
Displays tender notices published in the EU and in relevant non-EU countries, based on where the contract is awarded.
The NUTS code system is used to categorise countries and regions:
Finds notices by the country where the contract is awarded. The NUTS code system is used for this.
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Search more precisely for notices by selecting 1 or more criteria (using a comma to separate them).
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Options are divided into several search criteria groups (text, business opportunities, subject of the contract, etc.)
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You can use all available search fields, in any combination, by using the Common Command Language.
You can enter criteria with strict syntax rules in the search field to run a specific search. You can also narrow down your searches using several structured commands – this can restrict your query to specific targeted notices.
The syntax format used by TED is the following:
XX = [value]
XX is the code or 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 (Common Command Language) to make your search:
The system processes your search query in the following order:
Place search terms containing a space in double quotation marks ("").
When searching for Andorra, use double quotation marks (""). See the example below.
What you’re looking for
What to enter
E.g. design contest notice or contract or concession notice – standard regime
notice-type=[cn-desg OR cn-standard]
Notices by country and CPV code
E.g. Germany (DEU), France (FRA) or Italy (ITA), containing CPV codes for ‘Mining, basic metals and related products’ or ‘Financial and insurance services’
CY=[DEU OR FRA OR ITA] AND PC=[14* OR 66*]
Notices by country, CPV code, contract and full text
E.g. France (FRA) containing ‘Construction work’ for ‘Service contract’ with the string Sewa*
CY=[FRA] AND PC=[45*] AND NC=[services] AND (FT=[Sewa*])
Notices when searching for Andorra
E.g. France (FRA) and Andorra (AND)
CY=[FRA AND "AND"]
From 14/11/2022, some notices published in the OJ S are based on eForms instead of the TED schema. Starting from 25/10/2023, eForms will be the sole basis for notices published in the OJ S.
As a result, many values of search codes have been modified. Former values may no longer work, so you’ll need to update your saved expert searches and use the latest codes and values in order to retrieve all business opportunities.
Type of buyer (code AA)
For eForms notices
For TED schema notices
Central government authority
Body governed by public law
EU institution, body or agency
Body governed by public law, controlled by a regional authority
Body governed by public law, controlled by a local authority
Body governed by public law, controlled by a central government authority
Public undertaking, controlled by a central government authority
Public undertaking, controlled by a regional authority
Public undertaking, controlled by a local authority
Entity with special or exclusive rights
Organisation awarding a contract subsidised by a contracting authority
Organisation awarding a contract subsidised by a central government authority
Organisation awarding a contract subsidised by a regional authority
Organisation awarding a contract subsidised by a local authority
8 or 9 or Z
Code award criterion type (for eForms notices)
Code AC (for TED schema notices)
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)
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 activity (code MA)
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
Production, transport or distribution of gas or heat
Extraction of gas or oil
Exploration or extraction of coal or other solid fuels
General public services
Urban railway, tramway, trolleybus or bus services
Public order and safety
Type of contract (code NC)
Type of procedure (code PR)
Negotiated with prior publication of a call for competition / competitive with negotiation
Negotiated without prior call for competition
Other single stage procedure
Other multiple stage procedure
4 or 6
Accelerated negotiated procedure
Concession award procedure
Concession award without prior concession notice
Contract award without prior publication
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
Z or 8 or 9
Notice type (code notice type) = Business opportunities
Notice of the publication of a prior information notice or a periodic information notice on a buyer profile
Prior information notice or a periodic indicative notice used only for information
Prior information notice or a periodic indicative notice used to shorten time limits for receipt of tenders
Prior information notice for public passenger transport services
Prior information notice or a periodic indicative notice used as a call for competition – standard regime
Prior information notice or a periodic indicative notice used as a call for competition – light regime
Notice on the existence of a qualification system
Contract or concession notice – standard regime
Contract notice – light regime
Design contest notice
Voluntary ex ante transparency notice
Contract or concession award notice – standard regime
Contract or concession award notice – light regime
Design contest result notice
Contract award notice for public passenger transport services
European company / European Cooperative Society
European Economic Interest Grouping notice
Contract modification notice
Type of document (code TD)
This search field only searches on TED schema notices. Use the search code ‘notice-type’ instead to find all relevant 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 with call for competition
Qualification system with call for competition
Periodic indicative notice without call for competition
Qualification system without call for competition
Results of design contests
Dynamic purchasing system
Type of bid (code TY)
Submission for all lots
Submission for 1 lot only
Submission for 1 or more lots
Corporate body (code corporate body) = Type of buyer
European Union Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators
Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
Agency for Support for BEREC
Clean Aviation Joint Undertaking
Translation Centre for the Bodies of the EU
European Union Agency for Law Enforcement Training
Computer Emergency Response Team for the EU institutions, bodies and agencies
European Fisheries Control Agency
Consumers, Health, Agriculture and Food Executive Agency
Clean Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency
Council of the European Union
European Committee of the Regions
Council of Europe
Council of Europe Development Bank
Community Plant Variety Office
Court of Justice of the European Union
European Education and Culture Executive Agency
European Union Aviation Safety Agency
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
European Banking Authority
European Court of Auditors
European Central Bank
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Chemicals Agency
European Court of Human Rights
European Defence Agency
European Data Protection Supervisor
European Environment Agency
European External Action Service
European Economic and Social Committee
European Food Safety Authority
European Free Trade Association
European Investment Bank
European Investment Fund
European Institute for Gender Equality
European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority
European Institute of Innovation and Technology
European Labour Authority
European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
European Medicines Agency
European Maritime Safety Agency
European Union Agency for Cybersecurity
European Patent Organisation
European Public Prosecutor’s Office
European Personnel Selection Office
European Union Agency for Railways
European Research Council Executive Agency
European Space Agency
European Stability Mechanism
European Securities and Markets Authority
European Training Foundation
European Union Agency for Asylum
European Union Institute for Security Studies
Europe’s Rail Joint Undertaking
Euratom Supply Agency
European High-Performance Computing Joint Undertaking
European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation
European Union Satellite Centre
European Union Agency for the Space Programme
Food and Agriculture Organization
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights
Fusion for Energy Joint Undertaking
International Energy Agency
International Labour Organization
IMI 2 Joint Undertaking
Key Digital Technologies Joint Undertaking
European Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
European Union Intellectual Property Office
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
Publications Office of the European Union
European Research Executive Agency
Single European Sky ATM Research 3 Joint Undertaking
Single Resolution Board
European institutions (code HA) = Type of buyer
External aid programmes
European Bank of Reconstruction and Development
Funding (code funding)
EIB non-EU promoters
List of other codes corresponding to the different searches
Official name of the buyer
National registration number of the buyer
Country of the buyer. The values of this field now use a 3-letter code instead of a 2-letter code
Deadline for requests for documents
Document sent (dispatch date)
Deadline for submission
Internet address of the buyer
Notice publication number
Number of lots
OJ S issue number
Title of the CPV code
NUTS code of the place of performance
Title of the NUTS code of the place of performance
Original notice reference number
Languages for submitting tenders or requests to participate. The values of this field now use a 3-letter code instead of a 2-letter code
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
In the search form, select the Statistics mode checkbox to view statistics on selected search fields instead of the results list.
This option provides a visual summary of the data, with 2 search fields 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 selected the Display search criteria in the result list option in the Preferences window.
You can customise the display by selecting a set of fields for a notice as additional information and other settings.
In the Display in the list of search results section, you can set the information you would like to display in the notices listed in the search results:
You can sort the notices displayed by notice 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.
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This menu lets you save your search criteria and use them to search for notices quickly in the future. This feature will help you to:
To save a search criteria profile:
You can update the search profiles by clicking the icon in the Actions column (Edit, Edit query or Delete).
You can set your saved search so that you’re automatically notified of any published notice that matches your search options, in the form of:
This lets you store a set of notices (up to 25) for easy access later.
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 select the Activate alerts checkbox to receive email alerts when a notice in the same document family is published.
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To delete a reminder date from a notice saved in My Dashboard:
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 the cross in the Actions column on the line of the address you wish to delete.
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You can select a notice and save it as a PDF or an XML file.
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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 notices.
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Registered users can save up to 25 search profiles as customised RSS feeds. To access your customised list:
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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.
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To request a translation, use the tab menus at the top of any notice. You’ll receive your translation (available in PDF or HTML) by email shortly afterwards.
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Last modified: 04/10/2022