Edicom enters the Framework Agreement with the Crown Commercial Service for PEPPOL Access Point Services
EDICOM has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) RM3784 PEPPOL Access Point Framework Agreement. The aim of this Framework is to enable UK public sector bodies to efficiently manage the procurement of PEPPOL Access Point Services. These allow for electronic communication and document exchange between the government institutions and their suppliers .
For public Hospitals in UK (Trusts), the Framework Agreement is the basis for implementing the part of the NHS e-Procurement Strategy related to the PEPPOL business document exchange. The adoption of PEPPOL standards enhances interoperability and requires the use of a single standard.
EDICOM is a global leader providing cloud based B2B, B2G and B2C integration services, including cutting-edge Electronic Data Interchange (EDI),international e-Invoicingand Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN) services. EDICOM has a strong presence in Europe and provides services to more than 14,000 clients in 86 countries.
About Crown Commercial Service
The Crown Commercial Service (CCS) works with both departments and organisations across the whole of the public sector to ensure maximum value is extracted from every commercial relationship and improve the quality of service delivery. The CCS goal is to become the “go-to” place for expert commercial and procurement services.
PEPPOL (Pan European Public Procurement On Line) works to provide the European public sector with a common network and messaging standards to easily deal electronically with any other European public body. Through the XML standard proposed by PEPPOL for supply chain data transfer, suppliers and NHS trusts can exchange orders, delivery notes and invoices.
The NHS stands for National Health Service. The British Department of Health ( DoH) has developed an e-procurement strategy for the National Health Service (NHS) and its suppliers. The aim of this initiative, to be rolled out over the coming years, is to speed up and streamline the procurement process for goods and services, making it more efficient.