we can alternatively add of contracts / tenders
random CPV trivia
keywords are better than codes
Analysis of search patterns showed that bidders use keyword search more often than searching by CPV codes. More than 70% use keywords in at least every second search, but fewer than 40% of the bidders use the CPV regularly. The main reasons given for this are that bidders are not familiar enough with the CPV and that the CPV is difficult to use.
it’s a mess!
a relatively high proportion of tender notices contain inaccurate codes. A test with a sample of 405 tender notices showed that the code was inaccurate in about 23% of the notices. In around 10% of cases the code applied did not describe the work/supply/service procured; in some 8%, the code applied was too general, and in about 4%, the code was too specific.