European Blockchain Pre-Commercial Procurement

The European Commission is looking for novel blockchain solutions for the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure.

The call for tenders for the pre-commercial procurement is open for interested bidders to submit offers until 28 January 2021.

The European Blockchain PCP

The aim is to implement the Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) in cooperation with and building on the work of European Blockchain Partnership (EBP). The EBP is a cooperation between the European Commission, all EU Member States and some countries of the European Economic Area to deliver together the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). The EBSI aims to deliver EU-wide cross-border public services using blockchain technology with the highest standards of security and privacy.

In order to deploy cross-border blockchain services across Europe as soon as possible, ongoing EBSI work performed by the EBP is currently focusing mainly on developing use cases that can be implemented relatively easily by using existing blockchain technology.

Gaps in cross-border blockchain solutions to deliver more demanding cross-border blockchain services compliant with security, interoperability, robustness and sustainability require new, improved blockchain solutions.

A public infrastructure should meet core requirements of scalability and throughput, interoperability with other systems, security, robustness, high sustainability / reduced environmental footprint, energy efficiency and continuity of the service.

The call for tenders

The contract notice for the EU blockchain PCP was published on 25 November 2020 on TED. The deadline for submission of offers is 28 January 2021. As mentioned in the contract notice, the package of all the tender documents are available online in eTendering.

Get in touch with other potentially interested providers via the online networking space and more information including about the background and open market consultation, here:

https://ec.europa.eu/digital-single-market/en/news/european-blockchain-pre-commercial-procurement