Abbreviation and Acronyms

CftCall for Tenders
GUIGraphical User Interface
PDFPortable Document Format
UIUser Interface
UTF-8UCS Transformation Format 8 bits


ValidatorHighest position in the eTendering hierarchy. The Validator is responsible for the nomination of the Procurement Officer.
Contracting authorityEntity that publishes a tender and will evaluate the bids
Call for TendersAn invitation for suppliers, through a bidding process, to submit a proposal on goods, works or services.
Economic OperatorSupplier who participates in the Call for Tenders process and bids for product delivery or service realisation.
EditorHas limited rights to edit public procurement notices, and view PDF notices on SIMAP.
eNoticesOn-line tool for preparing public procurement notices and publishing them in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union.
Public AreaThe Public Area is the extranet part of the eTendering System, accessible to the Economic Operators.
Public Area UserThe Public Area User is the actor who accesses the public part of the eTendering System.
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