CEN BII standardises eProcurement processes, documents and content, supporting EU-wide interoperability, and covering the full procurement cycle, from notification in the pre-award phase, to payment in the post-award phase.
CEN BII defines a minimum set of core information elements of the documents and business processes involved in electronic public procurement. These are published as a set of technical specifications, called CEN BII profiles, and documented as CEN Workshop Agreements (CWAs).
In July 2015, CEN WS/BII 3 has published a number of CWAs for public review, as follows:
|CWA 1234:2015||BII Architecture||It describes the methodology applied by the Workshop and documents generic topics relevant to all phases of the procurement process.|
|CWA 2345:2015||BII Notification||It describes processes and messages relevant in the notification phase and how to use existing eProcurement standards to implement them.|
|CWA 3456:2015||BII Tendering||It describes processes and messages relevant in the tendering phase and how to use existing eProcurement standards to implement them.|
|CWA 4567:2015||BII Catalogue||It describes processes and messages to support the provision of catalogues both in the pre-and post-award phases of public procurement and how to use existing e-Procurement standards to implement them.|
|CWA 5678:2015||BII Post-award||It describes processes and messages relevant in the post-award area of public procurement (including Ordering, Invoicing, Dispatch Advice, etc.) and how to use existing standards to implement them.|
CEN BII also provides mappings to two syntaxes from OASIS UBL and UN/CEFACT. These are published as Implementation guidelines.