What is ESPD?

The (European Single Procurement Document) ESPD is intended by the European Commission to remove some of the barriers to participation in public procurement, especially for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) . It helps to simplify the procurement process on both sides – public sector companies buying goods or services issue an ESPD request and potential suppliers respond to this, if they want to bid for the contract.

It provides the buyers with evidence that the supplier meets minimum criteria to progress to the next stage of the procurement process. The good news is that the ESPD will replace the requirement for suppliers to provide up-front evidence of certificates by allowing them to self-declare. Suppliers will only be asked to provide proof at a later stage – so it helps to speed things up.

How ESPD works?

Millstream’s ESPD can be used by buyers and suppliers as part of their procurement process - it’s an online tool that’s easy and FREE to use.

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Buyer

If you are a buyer our FREE ESPD tool can be used to set out your selection and exclusion criteria, including any minimum standards and methods for short listing in your contract notice. The tool will guide you through the creation process from start to finish.

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Supplier

If you are a supplier our free ESPD tool can be used to create and submit an ESPD response to the buyer. The tool will guide you through the creation process from start to finish.

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Request or Respond

Choose whether you wish to create an ESPD request or response below.

Buyers - create an ESPD Request

Who is it for? Buyers to choose their selection and exclusion criteria.

What you get:
  • Access to our FREE tool to create your ESPD request/s
  • Ability to save your request so that it can be reused in the future
  • Email support
  • Access to free resources

Suppliers - create an ESPD Response

Who is it for? Suppliers who wish to bid for public sector contracts.

What you get:
  • Access to our FREE tool to create your ESPD response/s
  • Ability to save your responses so that they can be reused in the future
  • Email support
  • Access to free resources

Things to help you

At Millstream our aim is to help companies tender more successfully, whether you are a buyer or supplier. And being successful is not just about finding the right opportunities or creating the right tender documents. We have a wealth of resources to help you improve your skills, win more tender bids, get better quality responses to your bids and keep you up to date with procurement news.

Introduction to ESPD

GUIDE

Introduction to ESPD

After its introduction on April 2016, do you know what the ESPD means for you? Our handy document will keep you afloat and explains the changes that ESPD brings. It’s a must have resource for public sector buyers and suppliers.

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Introduction to Public Sector Tendering

TRAINING COURSE

Introduction to Public Sector Tendering – 28 March 2017

Our training course covers public sector tendering in a broad sense. If you are completely new to public sector tendering or have a limited understanding of the process behind it, then this course is for you.

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As easy as ESPD

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Easy as ESPD!

Our handy infographic shows you the routes buyers and suppliers follow in relation to the ESPD. In true Millstream fashion we remove the complexity and apply our easy to understand visuals to explain how it all works!

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