Before the XML notices can be authorised for the publication in OJ S, the eSenders have to go through a qualification procedure. The procedure consists in the acceptance of your project and testing of your XML files that must comply with the standards defined by the Publications Office. The Publications Office provides to the software developers XML schemas and comprehensive documentation as support in creating their own applications. Using your ECAS account you can log in in eSentool.
Once you are logged into eSentool, you can register your company to become an eSender:
- Click on the "Create new eSender" link from the left menu;
- Fill the form and click on the "Submit" button;
- Check your mailbox (the one of your ECAS account) and confirm the registration;
- You are redirected to eSentool. Your new eSender identifier is displayed in the banner.
We do not have specific requirements, apart from the successful qualification that proves the technical ability to send notices in XML. Each of the applicants is considered as a case per se.
All the necessary info can be found on TED eSenders Workspace that is integrated with ECAS, the "European Commission's Authentication Service" so you must have an ECAS username and password to be able to connect to it):
You can send XML files using either the e-mail or Web Services protocol. The procedures are explained here: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/fpfis/wikis/display/TEDeSender/3.+Technical+overview
When one of your qualifications is in "Production" phase, it means that you are allowed to send notices to the eSentool Production Channel. For each notice sent to this channel using the Mail method or the REST Web Service, you can access its details by following the hereunder procedure:
Click on the "Production follow-up" link from the left menu.
Fill in the form according to the details of the notice and submit it.
Click on the "View details" icon in the "Actions" column next to the notice.