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The transparency of the EU portal for managing tenders for contracts awarded by EU institutions

In the context of a previous inquiry, the Ombudsman became aware of difficulties for those seeking to access comprehensive information on the Tenders Electronic Daily (TED) portal, which is used to manage tenders for the contracts awarded by EU institutions. The Ombudsman set out a series of observations to the EU's Publications Office, which is planning to review and update the portal, with a view to improving the accessibility of the portal and the transparency of the information on tenders contained therein.

The Publications Office replied, confirming its commitment to improving access to public procurement information, and outlined some planned developments to this end. It also outlined plans to improve the how portal users can search for and view information. The Ombudsman welcomed the reply and closed the initiative.