Get involved

Get involved

Becoming a Member

By becoming a member of OpenPEPPOL, private and public organisations will have the unique opportunity to join forces and drive adoption of standards, process automation and connectivity across Europe.

In particular, OpenPEPPOL members enjoy the following benefits:

• Ensure relevance and usability of the PEPPOL specifications and services through an ongoing review of business requirements
• Influence the possible expansion of PEPPOL specifications, building blocks and services to other areas of use
• Influence the development of eProcurement standardisation and adoption of standards in Europe
• Access to a wide group of private and public sector members with expertise in multiple countries and industries.

If you want to know more about joining OpenPEPPOL, consider looking at our How to Join page.

Members of OpenPEPPOL are generally expected to participate, on a voluntary basis, in the activities of the communities to ensure a collaborative outcome of the work of the organization.

Join a Community

When joining OpenPEPPOL as a member, you have the possibility to join one or more communities depending on your areas of interest and to participate actively in the specification and development work handled by the association.

The members of Coordinating Communities are invited to:

  • Join regular web meetings
  • Attend two annual F2F meetings
  • Join work groups established by the Community
  • Apply for appointments to the Change Management Board,
  • Apply for appointments to the development teams and the test teams
  • Participate in member reviews of development activities

For more details about the communities, please look at the Join a Community page.

For more details about the ongoing specification and development work handled by the association, please look at the Join a Work Group page.

 

Join OpenPEPPOL

Join OpenPEPPOL

Membership

Membership of OpenPEPPOL is open to the following types of organisations:

  • Contracting authorities (public sector buyers)
  • Suppliers and other end-users of PEPPOL specifications, building blocks and services
  • Government entities acting as PEPPOL Authorities within the PEPPOL network (according to provisions of the PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Agreements)
  • Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) Providers
  • Access Point Providers
  • eSignature Validation Service Providers
  • Pre-award Service Providers
  • Other organisations with a shared interest in the activities of OpenPEPPOL

As a condition of membership of OpenPEPPOL, a member shall accept the Statutes of the Association. OpenPEPPOL is aiming for a balanced stakeholder representation, and encourages SME associations, trade organisations and eProcurement providers to join the OpenPEPPOL community.

The full version of the OpenPEPPPOL Statutes.

OpenPEPPOL membership is mandatory for PEPPOL Authorities, PEPPOL Access Point and SMP providers.

 

Registration form
Please contact info@peppol.eu to obtain the registration form.

Upon completing this form, please sign it and email a PDF version to: info@peppol.eu. The OpenPEPPOL Managing Committee will review all applications and notify applicants as soon as possible about the results.

If joining as a PEPPOL Authority, a PEPPOL Access Point (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) provider, you are also required to sign the Transport Infrastructure Agreements (TIA).

 

Membership Benefits

By becoming a member of OpenPEPPOL, private and public organisations will have the unique opportunity to join forces and drive adoption of standards, process automation and connectivity across Europe.

In particular, OpenPEPPOL members enjoy the following benefits:
• Ensure relevance and usability of the PEPPOL specifications and services through an ongoing review of business requirements
• Influence the possible expansion of PEPPOL specifications, building blocks and services to other areas of use
• Influence the development of eProcurement standardisation and adoption of standards in Europe
• Access to a wide group of private and public sector members with expertise in multiple countries and industries.

 

Membership fees

All members of OpenPEPPOL are required to pay an annual subscription fee to support the purposes and activities of the Association. Membership fees are decided by the OpenPEPPOL Management Committee.

The membership fee depends on the category of membership according to the table below.

No.   Category of Membership   Sign-up Fees in EUR Annual Fees in EUR
1 End-user of PEPPOL specifications, building blocks and services 100 500
2 PEPPOL Authority 2.000 10.000
3 Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) Providers
S1 size SMP providers (1-10 employees) who are also AP Providers n/a n/a
S1 size SMP providers who are not AP providers 500 1.000
S2 to S5 SMP providers (more than 10 employees) 1.000 1.000
4 Access Point Providers
For S1 and S2 size organizations (1-50 employees) 500 1.000
For S3 size organizations (51-250 employees) 1.000 1.500
For S4 size organizations (251-2500 employees) 1.000 2.000
For S5 size organizations (>2500 employees) 1.000 2.500
5 eSignature Validation Service Providers 500 800
6 Pre-award Service Providers 500 800
7 Other type of interested organisation 100 500
8 Observer
For member organisations and  non-profit institutions with up to 1500 members/ employees 1.000 500
For member organisations and  non-profit institutions with more than 1500 members/ employees 1.000 1.000
Join a Community

Join a Community

The active OpenPEPPOL Coordinating Communities are as follows

 

PEPPOL Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community
Focus area: On-going maintenance of the Transport Infrastructure Agreement (TIA) and on-going sustainability of the e-Delivery network.
The CC provides a forum for all PEPPOL APs and SMPs for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
CC Leader: Hans Berg – Email: hans.berg@tickstar.com

PEPPOL Post-Award Coordinating Community
Focus area: On-going maintenance and expansion of the order and invoice related specifications. The CC provides a forum for all PEPPOL members interested in Pan- European Post Award standardization, for collaboration and knowledge sharing.
CC Leader: Soren Pedersen – Email: Soren.Pedersen@esv.se

PEPPOL Pre-Award Coordinating Community
Focus area: On-going development of the Pre-Award Specifications for tendering, including the Virtual Company Dossier and the eCatalogue.
The CC provides a forum for members interested in further development of Pre-Award eProcesses.
CC Leader: Isabella Rapisarda – Email: isabella.rapisarda@consip.it

OpenPEPPOL eSignature and eID Coordinating Community
Currently the community is not independently active, but members are engaged in the Pre-Award community instead.

 

OpenPEPPOL Coordinating Community Activities

Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community (TICC) – 2017 key initiatives

Strategy and Operations

  • Focus on OpenPEPPOL member needs
  • Position PEPPOL eDelivery as the preferred eInvoicing infrastructure
  • Extend PEPPOL eDelivery for use in the Pre-Award domain

 

Activity Scope and Content

  • Improved support for dispatch and tracking facilities
  • Extend eDelivery capabilities for Pre-Award use cases such as Tender Submission
  • Continued support for adoption in industry segments and verticals to increase the use of PEPPOL eDelivery
  • Continue collaboration with EC, CEF DSI and prepare for a permanent transfer of the SML to EC and adopting CEF AS4 eDelivery

Post-Award Coordinating Community (PoACC) – Key initiatives and milestones in 2017

Strategy and Operations 2017

  • GOAL 1: Complete work group for BIS Invoice Message Response (IMR)
  • GOAL 2: Complete the on-going pre-study on implementing the European Norm in OpenPEPPOL
  • GOAL 3: Implement support for EU e-invoicing norm:
  • Create BIS for the UBL syntax binding
  • Implement support for CII syntax binding
  • GOAL 4: Continue strengthening the work procedures and collaboration to be able to handle an increasing stream of requests for changes

 

Activity Scope and Content

  • Documenting work procedures for the post award coordinating community (PoACC) supporting increased quality and speed in deliverables
  • Continued collaboration with EC

 

Key milestones 2017

  • Support for EU norm – It should be easy for public entities through out Europe to live up to the e-invoicing directive through PEPPOL
  • Minor spring and autumn release mainly for updated validation artifacts
  • Major release for new version of PEPPOL e-invoice BIS

 

Pre-Award Coordinating Community (PrACC) – key initiatives and milestones 2017

Strategy and Operations

  • To support the implementation of Governance and Operations in the Pre-award Community
  • To support the on boarding of e-SENS pilot Partners in Pre-Award community  and eTendering Domain.
  • To enlarge the PrACC membership, with new members that will be practitioners of eTendering and ESPD/VCD interoperability implementation.
  • To ensure that PrACC becomes a truly representative body of stakeholders with a new concrete mission in 2017 and beyond.
  • To support DG GROW and the eProcurement DSI to provide adequate guidance to proposers that participate to the 2017 CEF Call and maintain a user community for pre-award.

 

Activity Scope and Content

  • Establish of new PEPPOL Authority for pre-award, entitled to sign  eTendering Agreement with tendering platform providers, based on the current example developed in e-SENS
  • Develop a TIA for pre-award Access Point Providers incorporating the requirements of pre-award such as the AS4 protocol and the provision of evidences.
  • Formalize the PrACC Change Management Board and undertake maintenance and update of the pre-award PEPPOL BIS, using the PEPPOL LCM procedures.
  • Work closely with DG GROW and the community to implementers that the CEF eProcurement DSI will establish for ESPD/VCD interoperability but also for eTendering later on (2017-18).
  • Review membership and addressing legacy issues with old eSign CC members and new member requirements

 

Key milestones in 2017

  • Implement the Pre-Award Circle of Trust on the PEPPOL network (Q2)
  • Initiate the go live of the new Peppol Authority for pre-award (Q3-4)

 

Join a Work Group

Join a Work Group

OpenPEPPOL establishes work groups to handle specific tasks needed to ensure sustainability of the PEPPOL artefacts. Each work group is owned by a member of the OpenPEPPOL management team, run by a workgroup leader and populated by OpenPEPPOL member representatives.

As a member of OpenPEPPOL you’re welcome to join all work groups unless the group is established as an appointed taskforce. By joining a work group, you commit to participate actively in the discussions and activities of the group, supporting the work group leader in providing the required deliverables and documentation.

Each Work Group is given a clear mandate, stating areas of responsibility, outcome and expected deliverables.

In order to join please contact the WG leader or owner directly – contact details are in the ‘Who is who’ section of this website. They will provide you with a copy of the mandate of the Work Group and the status of ongoing activities.

 

OpenPEPPOL Work Groups

Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community (TICC) Work Groups

Message Level Response (MLR) (Bård Langøy)

PEPPOL eDELIVERY Capability Extension (Niels Pagh-Rasmussen)

 

 

Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community (TICC) Teams

Transport Infrastructure Coordinating Community (TICC) Change Management Board (CMB) ( Hans Berg)

 

 

Post-Award Coordinating Community (PoACC) Work Groups

PEPPOL Directory (Ger Clancy)

PEPPOL BIS Business Level Response (BLR) (Ahti Allikas)

PEPPOL BIS Punch Out and Order Agreement  (PO&A) (Georg Birgisson)

Implementation of Invoice EN in PEPPOL (Georg Birgisson)

PEPPOL BIS Invoice Response (Ahti Allikas)

 

Post Award Coordinating Community (PoACC) Teams

PEPPOL BIS Development Team (Olav Kristiansen)

PEPPOL Test Team: (Jan Mærøe)

PEPPOL BIS Change Management Board (CMB) ( Sören Petersen)

 

 

Work Groups at organisational level

BD & Marketing (TBD)

Transport Infrastructure Agreement (TIA) Revision II (Jostein Frømyr)

Annex 5 Revision (Steve Graham)

Internal Regulation (IR) Finalisation (Anna-Lis Berg)

PEPPOL Authority (PA) Reporting Template (Carmen Ciciriello)

AS4 Transition (Sander Fieten)

Statutes Review *NEW* (TBD)

 

 

Teams at organisational level

E-Tendering Transition-In (Anna-Lis Berg)

PKI Handover Taskforce (Renate Slebe)

Transport Infrastructure Agreement (TIA) Change Management Board (CMB) (Jostein Frømyr)

PEPPOL Authority (PA) Forum (André Hoddevik)