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System Maintenance Activity We would like to kindly inform that we plan a scheduled maintenance upgrading the underlying infrastructure today, 28th September 2017. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced, from 18:00 CET till 19:00 CET (roughly). During these interruptions, the respective Maintenance Page will be displayed. We will endeavor to minimize the service interruption and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 28/09/2017
System Maintenance Activity We would like to kindly inform that we plan a scheduled maintenance of our infrastructure today, 13th September 2017. Τhis forms part the ongoing ePPS optimizations, for upgrading the underlying infrastructure. In the course of the associated maintenance activities, interruptions of the ePPS service will be experienced, from 18:00 CET till 19:00 CET (roughly). During these interruptions, the respective Maintenance Page will be displayed. We will endeavor to minimize the service interruption and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. 13/09/2017
NESA 2017 Award The Department of Contracts wins one of the NESA 2017 awards. 23/08/2017 Department of Contracts NESA 2017 Award Winner.pdf
Tender Preparation Tool V5.0.1 and Java 8 Update 141 (Update) Dear EO EPPS User The News Item published on 21/07/2017 regarding the issue with the Tender Preparation Tool’s (TPT) Web Start and Java 8 Update 141 refers. The Department of Contracts would like to notify all EO EPPS Users that the issue has been resolved by the system developers and now the online TPT can be used normally on any browser. Any inconvenience is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 25/07/2017
Tender Preparation Tool V5.0.1 and Java 8 Update 141 Dear EO ePPS User. Further to the implementation of an update to the ePPS Tender Preparation Tool (TPT) last Wednesday (19/07/2017), an update was also carried out by Oracle to their Java software (updating it to - Java 8 Update 141). With this update, an issue arose with all applications that make use of Java Web Start which incidentally the updated TPT makes use of, where an error message is displayed when run. This issue is being monitored by this Department and the System Developer. Until further notice, in order to make submissions, the offline TPT must be used. Kindly see the attached file for instructions on how to download and extract the TPT. Instructions are also available on how to download the Tender Structure and open it through the TPT. Please note that if Java is not updated to Java 8 Update 141, the online TPT will run normally. Any inconvenience is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 21/07/2017 How to Download and Launch the Offline Tender Preparation Tool.pdf
eID Service Interruption Dear EO eID User. Due to maintenance to the eID services on 28/06/2017 between 19:00hrs and 01:00hrs (29/06/2017), economic operators making use of this service to log in to ePPS will experience a service disruption. Economic operators who do not make use of the eID service to access ePPS will not be affected. All documentation will still be available for your perusal. Any inconvenience caused is regretted. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 26/06/2017
Mozilla Firefox 52 and Java With the release of the new version by Mozilla of their browser, Firefox (Version 52), it is being brought to your attention that this browser no longer supports Java applets. This means that the Tender Preparation Tool (TPT) will not launch when using this version of Firefox. Please see the attached file for further instructions on how you can use the TPT with Mozilla Firefox. IT Unit, Department of Contracts 10/03/2017 Issue with Mozilla Firefox 52.pdf
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators The Department of Contracts would like to inform you that the deployment of the new ePPS version has been completed and a new Tender Preparation Tool is now available. In this regard, it is important that all Economic Operators who are in the process of creating their tender offers to stop using the old TPT and instead start using the new TPT. There may be instances where you may have already uploaded some offers before this deployment in respect of calls for tenders planned to close in the coming days. As already communicated, it is not necessary to replace tenders submitted with new ones. On the other hand, if you started to prepare your tender offer using the old TPT, saved as draft and now try to submit your offer following the deployment of the new ePPS version the offer will be rejected by the System and you will be duly notified. For your information no calls for quotations/tenders have been scheduled to close before Monday 27th February 2017. While any inconvenience is regretted, your cooperation is greatly appreciated. IT Unit Department of Contracts 21/02/2017
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators With reference to the manual notification of Monday 30th January 2017 on the same subject, we have been informed by the Supplier of the System that as a precautionary measure and in order to avoid any misconfiguration of the system during the weekend, the deployment of the new ePPS version in the live environment will be carried out on Monday 20th February 2017 instead of Friday 17th February 2017. All the other content of the said notification and FAQ remains unchanged. 03/02/2017
New ePPS Version Deployment To: Economic Operators The Department of Contracts would like to inform you about the deployment of a new version of the ePPS to be carried out in the evening of Friday 17th February 2017. It is envisaged that there will not be any compatibility issues in relation to tenders already submitted through the present ePPS version and therefore you need not re-submit your offers using the new Tender Preparation Tool (TPT). On the other hand, if you start preparing your tender offer using the present TPT, save as draft and eventually try to submit your offer following the deployment of the new ePPS version, the offer will be rejected by the System and you will be duly notified. For your information no calls for quotations/tenders have been scheduled to close between Monday 20th February 2017 and Friday 24th February 2017. The new ePPS version implements all the provisions of the new EU Directives including improvements to purely electronic tools such as the Dynamic Purchasing System, while at the same time introducing new procedures which complement existing ones. Essentially, the new version makes it easier for EOs to submit their offer when using the online TPT through a new ‘pack and upload’ functionality. With this communication we are attaching an FAQ related to the subject matter. Everyone, and in particular new users, are encouraged to participate in one of the hands-on workshops which are regularly organised by the Department of Contracts in coordination with the Institute for Public Services. Your cooperation in respect of the above is greatly appreciated IT Unit Department of Contracts 30/01/2017 FAQ - EOs.pdf