European Standardisation (Regulation)
The Commission proposes a Regulation in order to reform the legal framework for European standardisation to establish an efficient and technically up-to-date European standardisation system. European standardisation means defining technical and quality-related specifications through recognised European standardisation bodies. The legal framework is to be extended to services.
Europe-wide standard for services increase efficiency on the supply side and facilitate a price-performance comparison on the demand side, reduce uncertainty and thus promote competition. Financial support paid as lump sums for European standardization and linking it to the compliance with set deadlines creates incentives to keep the costs as low as possible. The recognition of ICT-related specifications developed outside European standardization bodies, increases the efficiency of public procurement.