3 maj 2016
Prenumerera på SFTI

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In English Background and aim of SFTI Single Face To Industry (SFTI) is a joint initiative in the Swedish public sector to promote and facilitate e-procurement. The aim of SFTI is to recommend standards for e-procurement in the public sector and the work involves public sector entities, suppliers and IT-providers.

Background

SFTI started in 1998 after a central initative in the 1990’s to promote e-procurement. Focus has mainly been on post-award processes, but since 2009 also pre-award processes are covered in the work of SFTI. The use of open standards for e-procurement is crucial to reach the political goals to increase the use of e-procurement in the public sector. SFTI is bringing together central government agencies, regions and local authorities together with suppliers and IT-providers.

Leaders and coordinators of SFTI

The Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL), the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (ESV) and the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency (Upphandlingsmyndigheten). Standards used in the Swedish public sector SFTI recommends standards for more advanced e-procurement based on GS1 EANCOM and also simpler forms of electronic business using XML-based syntaxes. Since 2004 SFTI recommends an XML- invoice - Svefaktura - based on Universal Business Language (UBL) and since 2008 SFTI also recommends an electronic order format, Sveorder based on specifications from CEN/BII and the UBL-syntax. There is also ongoing work on recommending standards in Sweden for e-notices (below the threshold values) and e-catalogues based on specifications from the CEN/BII workshop.

International

SFTI participates in international standardisation initiatives such as UN/CEFACT and CEN/ISSS and in particular the standardisation workshops CEN/BII 2 and CEN/WS e-Invoicing 3. It is the intention of SFTI to continue to recommend standards for usage by the Swedish public sector, based on the deliverables from these workshops. Supporting end-users and IT-providers

SFTI organises seminars and courses to promote e-procurement in Sweden. We also provide support to supplier connections and handle technical problems during start-up phases. SFTI answers questions from all parties involved in using the standards that SFTI recommends.

Contacts

For technical issues and general user questions, please contact the SFTI technical experts at, e-mail: tekniskt.kansli@skl.se

Below you find contact information to the responsible persons at the coordinating organisations:

  • Kerstin Wiss Holmdahl, Swedish Local Authorities and Regions
    Phone: +46-(0)8-452 79 87, E-mail: Kerstin.Wiss.Holmdahl@skl.se
  • Sören Pedersen The Swedish National Financial Management Authority
    Phone: +46-(0)8-690 44 17, E-mail: soren.pedersen@esv.se
  • Magnus Matts The National Agency for Public Procurement
    Phone: +46-(0)8-586 217 10 E-mail: magnus.matts@uhmynd.se

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