The Bilateral Agreements Management System (BAMS) is a web application hosted by the UPU for designated operators to centrally manage bilateral agreements, which define the characteristics of international postal payments and services provided between partner systems, with their partners.
Create new agreement request
Initiation of bilateral agreement request by issuing postal payment operator
Review created agreement requests
Revision of bilateral agreement requests created by the operator: to revise paying operator’s changes and feedbacks, consult and provide additional feedbacks, approve or cancel the request
Review received agreement requests
Revision of bilateral agreement requests proposed by other issuing operators: to propose changes, provide feedbacks, approve or cancel the request
Automated email notifications of operator’s agreement requests on propositions and feedbacks
Export to XML
Ability to export bilateral agreement definition to XML format for integration into IFS system, not connected to the UPU-IP
Bilateral agreement negotiation
Using BAMS, operators who connect from their national system to the Postal Payment Services (PPS) network through the UPU Interconnection Platform (UPU-IP) can enter in contact with active operators of the PPS network.
The central interface guides issuing operators to initiate their agreement parameters definition in conformity with the PPS Agreement and Regulations, setting the operational arrangements for exchanges between designated operators; before proposing them to their operator of exchange.
Each operator involved in the agreement request can examine and collaborate on this agreement definition by editing, validating, closing and pushing to production or cancelling bilateral agreement requests from their partners.
Bilateral agreement common repository
When the both operators approved for production one agreement request, the agreement definition is continuously available for their national system to collect the agreement parameters.
Their national system has now a common source to validate postal payments characteristics and to implement rapidly the results of the collaborative definition of new arrangements.
BAM User guide14.04.2021