The new Public Procurement Services Platform is now operational

The Public Procurement Services Platform (PSCP) went into operation on February 27, 2023 as planned. With a more intuitive, usable and accessible design, the new PSCP, which was presented last January, incorporates both technical and functional improvements.

Functional evolution

  • Better adaptation to the LCSP, through the incorporation of the information provided for in the law in structured fields.
  • Publication of batches independently, respecting their character and allowing each one to be in different publication phases.
  • New phases of publications.
    • Under evaluation, where the files are included from the end date of the tender submission period until their award.
    • In execution, which allows information on the various contractual situations to be published in a structured way.
  • Expansion of open data files, guaranteeing greater interoperability and transparency of all information published in the PSCP.

Technical evolution

  • Nova Access URL.
  • Updating the infrastructure of the tool and its technical components.
  • Improvement of usability, traceability and accessibility.
  • Technical separation of the e-Licita and PSCP tools, making the two tools independent and thus allowing them to be used individually.

Evolution of e-Licit tools

  • Incorporation of negotiation phases with specific configurations for each phase.
  • Homogenization of the Digital Envelope and Online Tender Submission tools, both from the point of view of bidding companies and public managers.
  • Expansion of the functionalities of the Electronic Tender Submission tool by incorporating those of the Digital Envelope, thus giving contracting bodies greater autonomy.

Innovations in the implementation of services

  • Separation of the PSCP and eLicita services, which until now were included in the PSCP registration process. The eLicita tools will be disabled for entities that use other electronic tendering tools to prevent them from being activated by mistake and compromising the tendering process.
  • Renewal of the PSCP web services; during the year 2023 the AOC and its integrated user bodies will have to adapt to the new web services that will incorporate the new features of the renewed tool. While the adaptations are made there will be backward compatibility with the current service. In this impasse, the entities that currently use the PSCP for the web services modality will have to take into account some salient considerations.

From the implementation date of the new tool, local authorities and universities will need to consider:

  • Access to the new Publications Manager will be through the EACAT Applications tab. You will no longer need to use the portable browser that was required to manage posts in the old PSCP.
  • All files and phases that were in Published status at the time of migration will be migrated to the new PSCP.
  • Users and roles from the old PSCP will be replicated to the new tool.
  • All migrated publications will be displayed with the new design of the Platform, maintaining the reliability and integrity of the publication data (publication evidence does not change).
  • When a new phase or amendment is opened from the Publication Manager, on these migrated files, only the fields that have a direct correspondence with the new data model of the Platform will be displayed. Therefore, it is necessary to verify all the data of the new phase to be published and complete those that are not reported. IMPORTANT: Check that the structure of the migrated files is correct in terms of the batches reported.

Support and training material

Video of the presentation of the new PSCP

Manuals, FAQ's and updated training material through the following links:

PSCP Support Portal

User manual for organ administrators

User manual for editors and validators

Electronic tender configuration manual

Bid opening manual

PSCP training tutorial

eLicita training tutorial