DO NOT LOCK YOUR INSTITUTION INTO A BAD ICT SOLUTION
In times of informatisation and building efficient e-government systems, handling procurement and tendering processes of ICT solutions are particularly important in regard to effective operation of IT infrastructure as well as management of public finances. Public procurement of ICT solutions is associated with high risks and many public authorities face immense problems with handling procurements of ICT services. But why does public procurement in this field has such a long history of failure in European countries? The procurement of ICT services makes very specific and high demands on all departments of public sector administrations involved in the management of the procurement process as well as the tenderers mainly because IT services are a particularly complex, innovative and cost-intensive field. Public servants involved in the procurement of ICT solutions need to have certainty on the use of public procurement rules and they need to be as well familiar with technological issues of ICT solutions. This is crucial because if the tendering process is handled with insufficient care, public authorities can easily find themselves locked into particular IT solutions for a long time and not be able to work efficiently.
HANDLE ICT PROCUREMENTS SUCCESSFULLY AND ENSURE THAT YOU RECEIVE BEST VALUE FOR MONEY
Mistakes in procurement of ICT services can be avoided and risks reduced. Regardless what service is procured – an e-governance platform, complicated software or cloud computing infrastructure – the tender specification must cope with the high complexity of desired solutions and public procurement rules. Public authorities have to analyse what are their particular needs and to draft sufficiently flexible tender specifications. A diligent process preparation and management as well as resulting complete and adequate contractual arrangements are key elements for an efficient procurement leading the public authority to receiving the best value for money for their ICT procurements.
WHO IS THIS SEMINAR FOR?
All public sector administrations on national, regional and local level planning ICT projects and the procurement of ICT solutions, especially Directors, Heads of Units, Experts, Project Managers, Lawyers and other members of staff from the following departments:
Providers of ICT solutions for the public sector
Lawyers and consultants in the field of public procurement, especially dealing with IT procurements
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THIS SEMINAR?
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