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Sector-specific tools

Specific guidance and support for strategic sectors: IT, health and construction.

IT sector

Guidelines on procuring IT solutions (February 2015) 

The sharing and reuse framework for IT Solutions

Study: Best practices for ICT procurement based on standards in order to promote efficiency and reduce lock-in

National guidance

The German Federal Association for Information Technology, 'Bitkom', has issued guidance that may be useful to public buyers in other EU member states. These guidelines have been endorsed by the Commission Government Experts Group on Public Procurement (EXPP).

The content of all the guidance below does not reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Responsibility for the information and views expressed in the guidance lies entirely with the author(s).

17 JANUARY 2020
Vendor-neutral tendering of multifunctional devices
English
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17 JANUARY 2020
Vendor-neutral tendering of monitors
English
(140.25 KB - PDF)
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25 JUNE 2020
Vendor-neutral tendering of notebooks
English
(206.93 KB - PDF)
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The German Competence Center for Sustainable Procurement — part of the Procurement Office at the Federal Ministry of the Interior — and the German Federal Association for Information Technology, 'Bitkom', have issued this declaration that may be useful to public buyers in other EU member states. 

29 MARCH 2021
Declaration of commitment to compliance with labour and social standards in public ICT procurement
English
(358.71 KB - PDF)
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Health

1 JANUARY 2014
Green public procurement criteria for electrical and electronic equipment used in health care
English
(736.99 KB - PDF)
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Construction

Advice on digitalising and automatising using building information modelling (BIM), particularly for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Handbook for the introduction of BIM by the European public sector