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Subject: Re: [ubl] Your 15 day Public Review of UBL v2.1 CSPRD03 has been announced

Dear Chet, Dear Ken, Dear Tim, Dear all,

I am responding to the Public Review of UBL v2.1 CSPRD03, launched on 15 March 2013.

As you may know, I am supporting the European Commission digitising pre-award processes using UBL. In this context, we have been reviewing all XSDs connect with pre-award e-Procurement. We have therefore piloted the use of UBL documents for submitting tenders in electronic format. Our tests showed that the most important features are provided but there are still a few issues to be resolved. I would therefore like to report the following 4 issues on behalf of the European Commission:

        1. In the UBL-Tender-2.1.xsd, there is no way to link a DocumentReference to a specific Lot.

The lots can be specified by using the following element:


However, in the document reference:


there is no (child or other) element that can be used to link the document to a specific Lot.

        2. In the UBL-Tender-2.1.xsd, there is no way to specify the envelope type associated to a document.

In the document reference:


there is no (child or other) element to specify the envelope type, i.e. if the document belongs to the financial or to the technical envelope of the tender (very common in EU tenders).

        3. In the UBL-Tender-2.1.xsd, there is no way to specify the envelope type associated to a document.

In the context of restricted procedures, it would be helpful to have an element to specify the related qualification xml document. In this type of procedure the qualification document is sent before the tender, in the tender.xml we should be able to specify the link with the previously sent qualification.

        4. In the UBL-TendererQualification-2.1, the cardinality of Completed tasks for evidences should be 0..n instead of 0..1

The cardinality of the field:


should be 0..n, as several evidences might be needed for the completed tasks.
The other similar fields in the same xsd:


already have a 0..n cardinality.

I would appreciate it if you could acknowledge receipt of these comments as described in OASIS’ requirements for handling comments.

Thank you very much in advance.

With kind regards,


Joao Frade
PwC | Senior Manager
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From:        Chet Ensign <chet.ensign@oasis-open.org>
To:        ubl@lists.oasis-open.org
Date:        15/03/2013 23:11
Subject:        [ubl] Your 15 day Public Review of UBL v2.1 CSPRD03 has been announced
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Members of the UBL TC,

Your 15 day public review for UBL v2.1 has been announced. The review ends on 02 April 2013. You can find the announcement at

Please consider forwarding this announcement on to other parties who may be interested in the work. In my experience, TCs that actively solicit outside review get more and better quality feedback on their specifications.

Also, please keep in mind the OASIS requirements for handling comments [1]. Non-TC member feedback can only be submitted to the TC's comment list ubl-comment@lists.oasis-open.org. The TC must have someone subscribed to this mail list to monitor comments. All submitted comments must be acknowledged by the TC. In addition, the TC needs to maintain a log of comments received and their resolutions. The comment resolution log will need to be avaiable when you begin your next public review. A simple comment resolution log template is available in OpenDocument [2] and Office [3] format.

Let me know if you have any questions regarding the review or next steps.

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Chet Ensign
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