The Procurement Office is the central purchasing authority of the federal government. The office brings together public bodies and providers using its “e-Vergabe” electronic marketplace. Many federal authorities, institutions and foundations funded by the federal government use the platform to purchase goods and services. The consolidation and central processing of those purchases reduces the burden on public finances and organisational effort on the part of the individual authorities.
The new framework contract concluded for the “e-Vergabe” platform represents a contract volume of up to EUR 25 million for adesso over a maximum period of six years. It includes the future management, maintenance and development of the system. adesso took responsibility for the platform six years ago, when it first won the tender for its modernisation in 2012.
Over that period adesso has designed and implemented numerous changes, such as interfaces to EU systems and other tender platforms, along with software improvements. With the go-live of the web-based tender assistant, AnA-Web, in April 2017, adesso achieved an important milestone in the project before the next Europe-wide tender process commenced.