ETIS - Intelligence Service on European Tenders

Project information

Index: 0111R1
Acronym:EuroPROC
Priority:1: Innovation and the knowledge economy
Sub Theme:Entrepreneurship and SMEs
Location FRANCE CENTRE-EST GRENOBLE Rhône-Alpes Start/End date of the practice
Start: 2008-01-01

Topic of the practice

ETIS is an online business intelligence service on European tenders

Good Practice Information

ETIS - Intelligence Service on European Tenders
GREX (Chamber of Commerce of Grenoble / Isere) – France - http://www.grex.fr/
OJEU and local tenders from 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland). Companies are assisted in setting up their profiles (product code, key words etc.) and, after registration, the tender alerts are automatically sent from the system by email.
This ETIS system has been set up with European partners from different countries within the framework of the E-content European program, the objective of which was to make digital content in Europe more accessible, useable and exploitable. The program has ended but the tool and the service to the companies still exist. Most of the companies are repeating their registration to this service.
 Objectives
ETIS is an online monitoring service which aims to collect information on tenders not only from the OJEU but also from the official journals of several European countries.
 Description
ETIS is an online business intelligence service on European tenders: OJEU and local tenders from 9 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Switzerland). Companies are assisted in setting up their profiles (product code, key words etc.) and, after registration, the tender alerts are automatically sent from the system by email.
This ETIS system has been set up with European partners from different countries within the framework of the E-content European program, the objective of which was to make digital content in Europe more accessible, useable and exploitable. The program has ended but the tool and the service to the companies still exist. Most of the companies are repeating their registration to this service.

 How to put it into practice?
 Stages
• Find a good local partner who will identify the databases of local tenders
• Negotiate access to the OJEU database
• Negotiate
 Success story
Interview with an SME:
- What have been the results for your company? "We can follow, efficiently, the trend of the public sector purchases. We are expecting to find a real opportunity in the future".
- How did this service help your company to achieve this result? "ETIS is a useful tool to get information on new projects and potential public buyers at a European level, especially on the countries we have decided to focus on. It also gives us the opportunity to know more about our competitors (and potential new partners) via awarded contracts".
(HYDROKARST / M. Michel Vuillermet)

Evidence of success

 Results of the organisation
110 companies are registered with GREX. This service has existed since 2006 and is run by several partners in Europe.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Dolores ADAMSKI

GREX (Chamber of Commerce of Grenoble / Isere)

dolores.adamski@grex.fr

www.grex.fr/

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