Public Procurement Market Information: European Union
What is TED?
TED (Tenders Electronic Daily) is the online version of the 'Supplement to the Official Journal' of the EU, dedicated to European public procurement.
TED publishes 746 thousand procurement award notices a year, including 235 thousand calls for tenders which are worth approximately €545 billion.
How can i benefit from ted?
TED provides free access to business opportunities from the European Union, the European Economic Area and beyond.
Every day, from Monday to Friday about 2,400 public procurement notices are published on TED.
You can browse, search and sort procurement notices by country, region, business sector and more.
Information about every procurement document is published in the 24 official EU languages. All notices from the EU's institutions are published in full in these languages.
Government procurement or public procurement is undertaken by the public authorities of the European Union (EU) and its member states in order to award contracts for public works and for the purchase of goods and services in accordance with the principles underlying the Treaties of the European Union. Public procurement represents 13.5% of EU GDP as of 2007, and has been the subject of increasing European regulation since the 1970s because of its importance to the European single market.
According to a 2011 study prepared for the European Commission by PwC, London Economics and Ecorys, the UK, France, Spain, Germany, Poland and Italy were together responsible for about 75% of all public procurement in the EU and European Economic Area, both in terms of the number of contracts awarded through EU-regulated procedures and in value. The UK awarded the most contracts in value terms and France had the highest number of contracts.