UBL Post-Award Procurement Subcommittee

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Identifying requirements for standardized UBL document types for the Post-Award Procurement processes.

Kees Duvekot, kduvekot@wehkamp.nl, Chair

Statement of purpose

Ordering and billing are major processes in the procurement of goods or services. The processes followed are commonly referred to as Post-Award in many public sector organizations, indicating a contractual relationship exists between the customer and the supplier. These processes may be supported by inventory and logistics services from third party organizations.

Post-Award Procurement processes are increasingly using digitized exchanges of information and standardizing the document types for information exchanges is an important part of enabling electronic procurement (e-Procurement).

The UBL Post-Award Procurement Subcommittee is tasked with identifying requirements for the development and implementation of standardized UBL document types for the Post-Award Procurement processes that have the potential to lower cost, stimulate innovation, grow global markets, and protect the right of free choice of technology.

Scope of Work

1. To liaise with governments, industry, and organizations responsible for procurement to identify business and legal requirements for Post-Award Procurement. For example, the CEN Workshop on Business Interoperability Interfaces (CEN BII).

2. To develop, document and maintain the semantic conceptual models for the UBL Post-Award Procurement package. This may include identifying suitable code lists.

3. To liaise regarding the Post-Award Procurement models with other subcommittees in UBL as required.

4. To foster implementations of UBL for Post-Award Procurement through coordination, guidance, and responsiveness to queries in order to test the viability of UBL implementations in real-world scenarios. For example, the PEPPOL (Pan-European Public e-Procurement) project.

5. To discover general principles for the development and selection of UBL facilities and for the adaptations of application or human interface presentations (output and input) for the Post-Award Procurement context.

6. To develop informative materials as an aid to developers of UBL based applications and interfaces.

7. The Subcommittee is not responsible for the generation of any XML Schema.

The pace of development will attempt to keep up with the release of new versions of UBL.

List of Deliverables

1. UBL Post-Award Procurement process model(s)

2. UBL Post-Award Procurement document model(s)

3. UBL package documentation of the Post-Award Procurement models

Possible Deliverables

4. Descriptions of representative Procurement scenarios


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