CPV stands for Common Procurement Vocabulary and is European standard to categorize tenders/ sourcing projects. 

For buyers

You can categorize your tender by means of a CPV code. If you publish your tender on the published tenders page in Negometrix, all vendors linked to the CPV codes that you used, will receive a notification.

For suppliers/ vendors

If you are a supplier (vendor), you can associate your organization with one or more CPV codes. By associating your organization with a CPV code, you indicate what products or services you provide. In this way, your organization can be found by buyers using Negometrix and subsequently be invited to participate in their tenders. In addition, you will be notified of tenders published with corresponding CPV codes. After registration, you can always change or delete CPV codes in the Company page, under the tab: 'Supplier CPV Codes'