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Using CPV codes to search for opportunities

Marketplace Find leads offers a convenient and efficient way to discover new business opportunities that match your products or services. One of the powerful search functionalities available is the ability to search using CPV codes, which stands for Common Procurement Vocabulary.

What is a CPV code?

The European Union introduced the Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV) as a classification system to standardize the terminology used by contracting authorities when describing the subject matter of procurement contracts. This system became mandatory in the European Union starting from 1 February 2006, aiming to ensure consistency and uniformity in public procurement practices.
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How do I use CPV code to search in Marketplace Find Leads: 

  1. On the left-hand menu, locate the “Marketplace” option and click on it. Then, select the “Find Leads” feature.
  2. In the search bar provided, enter your CPV code, which accurately represents the category of products or services you offer. This will help refine the search results and ensure you find opportunities that align with your expertise.
  3. If you have a specific region, town, or postcode in mind for your search, include this information to narrow down the results and focus on opportunities in that particular area.
  4. Finally, click on the “Show Opportunities” button to see a list of leads and opportunities that match your CPV code and any additional search criteria you have specified.