Public procurement beyond TED
Japan Tax & Public Procurement (JTPP) Helpdesk
The Japan Tax & Public Procurement (JTPP) Helpdesk is one of the services offered by the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation. Active since 2015, JTPP Helpdesk aims to support EU SMEs in their endeavours in the Japanese government procurement market and introduce EU businesses to procurement opportunities in Japan. As one of its services, JTPP Helpdesk offers a weekly digest of Japanese government tenders, available for free for EU-headquartered companies.
Sign up page for the JTPP Weekly Tender Digest: https://www.eu-japan.eu/weekly-digest-public-sector-tenders
Ukrainian public procurement platform
In response to the current situation in Ukraine, the Ministry of Economy of Ukraine, the state enterprise Prozorro, the state institution ‘Professional Procurements’ and private marketplaces engaged in the public procurement sector have teamed up to create the Prozorro+ platform. The platform helps find suppliers for Ukraine’s most urgent humanitarian needs. Prozorro+ works as an electronic catalogue similar to those used in e-procurement. It connects public procurement authorities with suppliers of various goods. The platform does not charge any fee. Prozorro+ is already being piloted by 15 state customers and aims to invite all Ukrainian public procurement authorities to work in Prozorro+ soon. The platform also allows international companies, financial institutions and NGOs ready to supply goods and support the people of Ukraine to participate.