What are CPV codes and how do I use them?
CPV codes have been specially developed by the EU for public sector procurement. Buyers use CPV codes to classify their contracts by applying a code and description for the items they wish to procure. Suppliers can add CPV codes to their supplier profile to assist in the matching of contract opportunities. To assist you we have provided an easy online search where you can type in a word or word stem (eg defence or def) which will return matching CPV codes. By clicking the boxes next to the CPV codes you can include them in your profile or use them for online searching.