Time for CEN BII2 deliverables public review is fast approaching. First week of June, the F2F meeting in Reykjavik resolved the issues raised during the Internal Review period and editors are now packaging the final deliverable for this Workshop.
On July the 3rd, we will have the CWAs published in www.cenbii.eu and there will be two months to analyze them and provide comments. The deliverables from CEN BII2 cover the whole e-Procurement process in Europe, from the e-Notification down to the e-Invoicing business processes.
The large set of deliverables of CEN BII2 will be organized in multiple CEN Workshop Agreements, each of them with multiple parts, to facilitate its revision. The CWAs will be the following:
- Architecture. Main part with methodology and technical guidelines.
- eNotification. Publishing contract opportunities in journals
- eTendering. Providing call for tenders and receiving qualification and tender information.
- eCatalogue. Describes pre and post award catalogue handling processes.
- Post-Award including eOrdering and eInvoicing. Exchanging orders, invoices and dispatch advices.
Except for the Architecture CWA, each of these deliverables share a similar structure. They contain several Profiles describing the business process and the choreographies to be fulfilled by the participant’s systems in a b2b exchange, the information requirements for the data to be exchanged and the mappings to one or more syntaxes (currently UBL and UN/CEFACT, but other syntaxes fulfilling CEN BII2 requirements could be also bound). There will also be validation tools that will allow users to ensure they are following the CEN BII specifications despite the fact of using one syntax or another.
The list of the main deliverables is roughly as follows:
- Information requirement model
- Syntax binding
- Validation tools
It is important that during the revision period of 60 days, all interested parties download and read all documentation, and provide all the input to be considered during next F2F meeting that will take place in Brussels next September. So enjoy reading during summer!