This Guide has been developed in the frame of the Joint Initiative on Standardisation within JIS Action 11 ‘Pilot Project on Increased use of Standards in Public Procurement to better implement the public procurement Directives’, under the leadership of the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS), and has been financed by the European Commission.
The Guide has been drafted with inspiration gathered from similar guides published in Spain and in Denmark in 2017 and with the support of the consultancy organization DanSense. This material was redeveloped, evaluated and scrutinized by an expert panel in three separate rounds in 2018. This Guide is intended to be used at national level. Its actual use in the next months will serve as a testing period and will generate input and feedback for its further improvement and validation in view of its future possible endorsement as a formal CEN Guide.