Post Award Specifications

Post Award Documentation

In the table below, you will find links to technical documentation that support the exchange of numerous business documents used in everyday trading between buying and selling organisations. Peppol BIS 3.0 is the mandatory specification set, effective from 15th November 2019, replacing the previous Peppol BIS 2.0 which was discontinued on 31st December 2019. Release updates are provided in May and November of each year.
Key dates for upcoming releases
Release name Review date Publication date Mandatory date
May release 2022 TBA 2022-May-02 2022-May-30
Nov release 2022 TBA 2022-Nov-03 2023-Feb-06
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For eInvoicing in Europe, Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 is a compliant CIUS (Core Invoice Usage Specifications) implementation of the European eInvoicing standard, EN 16931. Organisations receiving eInvoices that are compliant to Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 are compliant with EU eInvoicing Directive 2015/55. For non-European countries with differing eInvoicing legislation and a Peppol Authority, Service Providers using the Peppol network are mandated to receive eInvoices that comply with the country-specific BIS Billing 3.0 specification, which are conformant extensions to EN16931. Country-specific specifications have been released for:
  • Singapore
  • Australia and New Zealand
  • Japan (draft only, based on the Peppol International Invoice, PINT)
The country-specific specifications for both Singapore and A-NZ follow Peppol BIS Billing 3.0, except for the replacement of VAT rules with Goods and Service Tax (GST) rules. Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 specifications apply with the exceptions listed in the country-specific technical documents.

Post Award Document Name
Guides Use of Core Invoice Usage Specification
Specifications Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Europe) – Invoice – Credit Note
SG Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Singapore) – Invoice – Credit Note
A-NZ Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (Australia-New Zealand) – Invoice – Credit Note
JP Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 (DRAFT) (Japan) – Invoice – Credit Note
Other Peppol BIS 3.0 – Order only – Ordering – Order Agreement – Catalogue with response – Catalogue without response – Despatch Advice – Punch Out – Message Level Response – Invoice Response
Tools Peppol BIS Billing 3.0 – Documentation, syntax, rules, codelists – Schematron files and stylesheet
Validation artefacts for Peppol BIS 3.0 – UBL
Validation artefacts for Peppol BIS 3.0 – CII
Validation artefacts for SG Peppol BIS 3.0
Validation artefacts Other Peppol BIS 3.0
Validation artefacts – earlier releases
Policies Peppol Migration BIS 2.0 to BIS 3.0 (Other BIS)