Launched in March 2013, the CEN WS/BII3 workshop continued the work to support interoperable electronic procurement. CEN WS/BII3 has the objective of providing increased value to the CEN WS/BII user community, by:

  • filling the gaps to ensure that all relevant aspects of e-procurement are covered;
  • facilitate increased use through capacity building;
  • facilitate the implementation of BII by coordinating with standardization bodies to ensure that the (European) requirements defined in BII are considered;
  • securing the continued relevance of the BII deliverables by providing a focal point for governance and lifecycle management.

The final BII 3 deliverables include additional requirements and are backward compatible with the profiles developed in the second phase of the workshop.

The CEN WS/BII 3 supported the relevant EU stakeholders involved in electronic procurement to ensure alignment with EU policies, providing guidance to implementation projects and strategic initiatives.