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The information on this site is subject to a disclaimer, a copyright notice and rules related to privacy statement on the protection of personal data.


The TED, SIMAP, eTendering and eNotices websites (hereinafter, the SIMAP system) exist to give the public greater access to information about public tenders in the European Union, as well as to improve the management of the public procurement procedures. We try to keep all information up to date and accurate, and when errors are brought to our attention, we try to correct them.
However, the Publications Office accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the information on these sites, which is:

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  • not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date
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Copyright notice

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The European Commission’s reuse policy is implemented by the Commission Decision of 12 December 2011 on the reuse of Commission documents. Unless otherwise noted, the procurement notices published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union and the procurement documents available in eTendering can be freely reused, for commercial or non-commercial purposes.

The copyright over the editorial content of the SIMAP websites (SIMAP, TED, eNotices, eSentool and eTendering) is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) license. This means that reuse is allowed provided appropriate credit is given and any changes made are indicated.


You may be required to clear additional rights if specific content depicts identifiable private individuals or includes third-party works. Questions from tenderers may not be reused without their respective written consent. To use or reproduce content that is not owned by the EU, you may need to seek permission directly from the rights-holder. Software or documents covered by industrial property rights, such as patents, trademarks, registered designs, logos and names, are excluded from the Commission’s reuse policy and are not licensed to you.

The SIMAP system’s logos (including that of TED) may not be used without the prior consent of the Publications Office of the European Union.

The SIMAP’s system metadata is dedicated to the public domain in accordance with the Creative Commons Universal Public Domain Dedication deed (CC0 1.0).

The delivery of files in XML format via an FTP server, namely for exploitation and commercial re-dissemination, is subject to the provision of a password that may be obtained free of charge by sending an email via the contact form on the TED website.

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Personal data protection

The European Union is committed to user privacy.
The policy on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the EU institutions and bodies is based on Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council.
When you send an e-mail message to one of the functional mailboxes connected to the site, your personal data is collected only to the extent necessary to reply and will be used only for replying to your query.
If you have any questions or complaints about the processing of your e-mail and related personal data, do not hesitate to include them in your message.
Questions or complaints in case of conflict may be addressed to the European Commission’s Data Protection Officer or the European Data Protection Supervisor.