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European Single Procurement Document

Who uses the ESPD-EDM?

The European Single Procurement Document – Exchange Data Model (ESPD-EDM) is available for information system developers who wish to develop an ESPD Service to exchange or consume public procurement data.

What is it for?

The ESPD-EDM, developed and managed by the Publications Office, guides developers in producing services managing the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) that comply to the necessary laws and directives affecting public procurement.

What benefits does it offer?

The European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is an online form used by EU Contracting Authorities (buyers), and Economic Operators (suppliers), to establish supplier provider eligibility. It covers selection criteria and exclusion grounds for entities proposing to provide services and goods. The buyer provides the criteria, and the supplier proves eligibility by answering to these. This enables a significant saving in time and administration effort.

Buyers and suppliers who use this standard profit from a simplified and faster exchange of data. Service providers in the private or public sector, who develop their services on the ESPD-EDM, enrich the services they provide to their users by facilitating these exchanges at Member State level.

Why should I use the Publications Office for this service?

Although some Member States may provide additional models for use at a national level, there are no alternative or competing standards available at the European level.

Are there any prerequisites or constraints?

These standards are platform agnostic, meaning that there are no specific prerequisites or constraints for using them.

How can I ask for this service?

The ESPD-EDM, produced by the Publications Office, is publicly available on GitHub. For more information on how to access and use these standards you can consult our documentation website at

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Who maintains this service?

The ESPD-EDM is maintained by the Publications Office.