What are eForms

eForms are an EU legislative open standard for publishing public procurement data. They are standard forms used by public buyers to publish notices on Tenders Electronic Daily—an online portal for public procurement notices from across the EU.

eForms were established under Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1780, which was published on 25 October 2019. The standard forms to be used for the publication of procurement notices are set out in the annex to this regulation.

eForms are at the core of the digital transformation of public procurement in the EU. Through the use of a common standard and terminology, they can significantly improve the quality and analysis of data.

Well-implemented eForms will increase the ability of businesses and other organisations to find procurement notices. They will also reduce the administrative burden for buyers, increase the ability of governments to make data-driven decisions about public spending, and make public procurement more transparent.