Request for proposal: EPC seeks Operational Scheme Manager for the EPC...

Request for proposal: EPC seeks Operational Scheme Manager for the EPC Directory Service

23 April 24

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The European Payments Council (EPC) is launching today a request for proposal (RFP) for selecting a technology service provider to play the role of Operational Scheme Manager (OSM) in charge of developing and operating an EPC Directory Service (EDS). This RFP follows up on the Request For Information (RFI) on OSM, launched one year ago.

The EDS will be operated across the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA) by the selected technology service provider on behalf of the EPC, with the objective to facilitate cross-border interoperability and reachability for EPC Application Programming Interface (API)-based schemes and arrangements.

API-based schemes and arrangements currently in scope for the EDS include, in addition to SEPA Payment Account Access (SPAA) and SEPA Request-to-Pay (SRTP) schemes, the upcoming Verification of Payee (VOP) scheme, whose rulebook is currently in public consultation.

How to participate?

Any potential OSM candidate with a legitimate interest and meeting the eligibility criteria mentioned in the document can apply by 21 May 2024 18h00 CET.

To begin the application process, applicants must first complete the form to receive the RFP document and an EPC Confidentiality (Non-Disclosure) Agreement (NDA). The applicants must notify their intention to respond to this RFP and send the duly signed NDA by 30 April 2024 18h00 CET.

Also, written questions concerning the RFP can be submitted until 30 April 2024 18h00 CET.

Responses of the potential candidates to the present request for proposal will be evaluated by the EPC. The final selection of the EDS will be subject to formal approval by the EPC Board.

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