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Well Prepared For The Future With RIB iTWO E-Tendering Public

3 August, 2016
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Well Prepared For The Future With RIB iTWO E-Tendering Public

With inter-municipal collaboration in the field of digital tendering, we have developed one of the largest cooperative projects on a state level

Klaus Brenner

The Olpe and Siegen-Wittgenstein Districts Take a Leading Role in Egovernment

The districts of Olpe, Sauerland and Siegen-Wittgenstein, south-east North Rhine-Westphalia, have been cooperating effectively since autumn this year on electronic tendering. On the basis of a public agreement finalized in November, all municipalities in these two districts are to be fully integrated into the electronic tendering process. RIB Software AG’s iTWO e-tendering public platform was chosen, as it had proven its worth in the city of Olpe and in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein for five years previously.

Advantages of Collaboration on the iTWO Tendering Platform

The first advantages of collaboration in the iTWO tendering platform by RIB are already becoming apparent for both districts: More efficient work is possible because of the much greater unity developed in the processes from now on. Deputation because of holiday or illness is easier and the regulations for all participating bidding companies are unified throughout. As it also resonates well with bidders, the districts hope to achieve a higher rate of digital offers submitted in coming years. Already now, the partners are achieving a very good rate of around 30 per cent.

“With inter-municipal collaboration in the field of digital tendering, we have realized one of the largest cooperative projects on a state level,” explains Klaus Brenner, head of the municipal oversight authority and central tendering body in the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein. Georg Schnüttgen, head of the central office in the Olpe district , adds: “With this project, we are not only acting as eGovernmental role models within North Rhine-Westphalia, but also across Germany.”

In the city of Olpe, the tendering platform by RIB emerged as winner among a group of four applications in 2009. The eGovernment solution’s most attractive aspect was its legal security. As the district of Siegen-Wittgenstein had already been working with the RIB platform since 2008, they decided to work in collaboration with each other. The reason: More efficiency and increased economy. In this, the districts also decided to include all the other municipalities in the Olpe district. In the year 2016, the partners expected to execute around 250 procedures on the iTWO e-tendering public platform.

Benefits:

  • High transparency in the planning process
  • Improved coordination of all involved in planning
  • BIM as an all-encompassing method ensures quality in the project

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