With inter-municipal collaboration in the field of digital tendering, we have developed one of the largest cooperative projects on a state level
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.
Both districts are convinced that they are well prepared with this inter-municipal collaboration for the changes that the EU tendering directives of 2016 and 2018 will bring. According to these, electronic tendering will be compulsory from April this year in all EU-wide processes, with a few exceptions. From this deadline onwards, both notifications made to the Publications Office of the European Union and tendering documents are required to be provided in electronic form.