eOrdering meeting

Date: 25/08/2022
Participants: Peter Borrensen, Cecile Guasch, Wim Kok, Pietro Palermo, Natalie Muric
Model editor: Eugeniu Costetchi
Note editor: Andreea Pasăre


  • Roles in eOrdering versus eFulfilment.


  • Trying to find an agreement between roles in order and fulfilment phases.

  • Definitions for roles can be also found on EESPA glossary.


  • Renamed to epo-ord:Consignee with the following definition: “A role of an agent that receives the products. ”

  • More info regarding the difference between shipment and consignment can be found on the OASIS documentation.

  • Contexts that use this role:

    • Ordering

    • Despatch


  • There is a distinction between Originator, Buyer and Beneficiary.

  • An Originator may not be the Beneficiary.

  • The Buyer may be or may be not the Originator.


  • Added definition: “The role of an agent that exploits the result of the procurement (service, product or work).

Additional Information:
Alias: End-user

WG approval: 25/08/2022”


  • This role is not needed since it is actually the Buyer.


  • This should be deleted since it is not a proper role for this.

Discussion on Primary Roles vs Secondary Roles

  • There is a need to change the definitions for these two ePO classes.



  • The Seller may be the Supplier or may be not.

  • Discussing the difference between Seller and Supplier.

  • Supplier context:

    • Supply chain context

    • Does not need to own the goods it supplies.

  • Seller context:

    • Ownership goes from seller to the buyer.

    • Involved in the contract, is responsible for the trade.

  • The Supplier role is not important in the ordering and despatch phases. Only the Seller is.

  • Added definition: “A role of an agent who transfers the ownership of the procurement results (goods, services or works) to the Buyer.

Additional Information:
The seller is bound by a contract/order.”


  • Agreed on the existing definition for this role.

  • Discussing the difference between Despatcher and Deliverer.

  • This will be discussed in the next meeting.

Action Points

  • Address Role hierarchy.