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UK decision to invoke Article 50 of the TEU: More information

As of 30 March 2019, all EU law will cease to apply to the UK, unless a ratified withdrawal agreement establishes another date, or the European Council and the UK decide unanimously to extend the two-year negotiation period. For more information about the legal repercussions for businesses:

A number of useful services exist at EU level to help you with the tendering procedure:


Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) is the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union', where tenders falling under EU-rules are published. TED provides free access to business opportunities, and is updated five times a week with approximately 1500 public procurement notices.

Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)

In the TED database the public tender notices refer to certain numerical codes. These codes represent the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) that consists of 2 parts:

  • a main part, namely 8-digit codes referring to different activities
  • a supplementary part which further categorises the services or goods subject to public procurement.

For the correspondence between CPV and other nomenclatures, consult the correspondence table.

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