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"The fact that we were also able to intelligently adapt the solution to our own processes convinced us right from the start".
Dr. Britta Vogt, Administrator Electronic Awarding, City of Gersthofen
Since January 2018, the city of Gersthofen in the Bavarian-Swabian district of Augsburg has been operating on the e-business platform vergabe.bayern. The awarding platform is based on the RIB-iTWO technology and has been playing a pioneering role in the entire federal state for several years. The web-based solution iTWO e-Vergabe public, on which bidding companies throughout Bavaria can download current tender documents, and the associated RIB bidding tool iTWO tender are therefore familiar to most companies in handling and are valued accordingly. The city of Augsburg, for example, has been relying on the vergabe.bayern platform for more than ten years. The high clarity of the RIB solution, the user-friendliness and the service have meanwhile also convinced Gersthofen.
A total of six departments in Gersthofen, including the building construction and civil engineering department, the municipal utilities, central procurement, the kindergarten administration and the IT department are now independently awarding contracts on the platform. Submissions are made via the central procurement office in Gersthofen, which is usually staffed by two employees. "We consistently separate the awarding of contracts and openings," explains Dr. Britta Vogt, administrator of the e-Awarding Platform, head of the awarding office and expert for legal issues in Gersthofen. "In our municipality, employees are entrusted with various tasks. In the case of substitution, colleagues from our specialist departments have to help out at the central procurement office," she adds. In Gersthofen, we all fill out various functions, just like myself.
Together with your colleague Mirko Liebert and another administrator, Dr. Vogt is in charge of the RIB awarding platform. She is mainly responsible for introducing colleagues from the city to electronic procurement, monthly working groups on digital procedures and information on procurement law issues. As the city's IT manager, Liebert is primarily responsible for training courses on technical topics, such as creating and working with GAEB* files.