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02/12/2021 :

Correction: New version of TED XML schema R2.0.9.S05.E01 – implemented on 25 November 2021

Dear users,

The new version of the TED XML schema R2.0.9.S05.E01 was implemented on 25 November 2021 instead of mid-December as planned.

This release includes an update of the Prior information notice for public service contract (form T1): section IV.1 ‘Type of procedure’.

The TED XML schemas are available on the FTP server under:

  • Resources > XML_schema_2.0.9 > XSD_current

We apologise for any inconvenience.

27/07/2021 :

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The Conference is the first of its kind: as a major pan-European democratic exercise, it offers a new public forum for an open, inclusive, and transparent debate with citizens around a number of key priorities and challenges.

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25/05/2021 :

FTP service to be discontinued in 2023

We plan to stop our FTP server in the second half of 2023 and use https file transfer for bulk access to notices. Access will be possible via a new page on the TED website.

We are releasing this information in good time to help you prepare for this change and to avoid disruptions to our services.

Our Site news section will publish more details on this in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Any questions? Feel free to contact us.

15/02/2021 :

Major release of TED XML schemas and implementation of NUTS 2021 classification – 26 February 2021

Dear users,

A major release of TED XML schemas R2.0.9.S04.E01 and R2.0.8.S05.E01 is scheduled for 26 February 2021.

This release includes the NUTS 2021 classification, together with some code changes.

If you’re a registered user, your advanced searches will be automatically migrated to the new codes. However, you’ll need to modify your expert searches yourself if the codes are affected.

Re-users whose codes are affected must also use the new codes to adapt their searches.

The TED XML schemas will be available on our FTP server under:

  • Resources > XML_schema_2.0.9 > XSD_current
  • Resources > XML_schema_2.0.8 > XSD_current

20/12/2019 :

eForms schemas provisional release

This is a provisional release of the schemas. It is currently based on an interim version of Pre-Award UBL 2.3 document types and is therefore not yet ready for use; it may still be subject to changes.

The approach adopted is the following: we keep the whole UBL set of elements but only support the use of a subset.


  • Rules are outside the schema,
  • Adding extra fields for which a UBL element already exists will not require the definition of a new schema,
  • Increasing reusability of elements while reducing interdependencies to the minimum. Together with the import and include mechanisms, this simplifies the integration process of any new component release,
  • For elements, which are mandatory in eForms but designed as optional in UBL, dedicated rules are defined. The rules-based approach reduces the impact of a change (e.g.: a regulatory change on the mandatory aspect will only lead to a rule update).

Further information, including Business Rules, will be provided in the near future. You may send questions and observations to the helpdesk via with the mention “eForms” in the subject.

14/10/2016 :

TED HTTP and FTP Usage thresholds

Dear User,

To enable access to our services for as many users as possible, please note the following:

HTTP related service (Website and SOAP)

  • More than 500 UDL requests (HTTP GET) on the website in less than 6 minutes - access denied for 24 h (renewed on each UDL request);
  • More than 10 000 HTTP requests in the last 15 minutes - Access denied as considered as DOS/Bad bot for 5 minutes;
  • Too many unfollowed HTTP redirect requests (~100) in the last 10 minutes with a check every minute - Access denied as considered as DOS/Bad bot for 15 minutes;

Any download of daily/monthly XML packages from the website is counted in the HTTP related service.

FTP service

There is a restriction on the maximum number of connections, with the following criteria:

  • Maximum number of overall connections - ~1050, but this number can be decreased to ~525 if the server is under maintenance;
  • Maximum 3 concurrent connections by IP or user;
  • A maximum of 100 concurrent connections for “legacy” users (i.e. not guest account) as same account could be used by several IPs.

For the FTP service, once the limit is reached, the server will refuse new connections from the IP/user. Once the connection is released, a new one will be accepted.

SOAP rendition service

SOAP rendition service is meant also to be on demand and not massively used.
Recommended usage is limited to 50k by month outside of the peak concurrent user timeframe (before 8h45, after 14h CET).