As of today, federal authorities and subordinate federal institutions can call upon support from business experts for IT standardization and open source software projects and initiatives, under the proven three partner model.
Additional Framework Contract
A consortium led by ]init[, supported by its subcontracting partners 4Soft GmbH, akquinet AG, and DFKI GmbH, was awarded a framework contract for these services by Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior in December 2014.
The consortium will provide support for authorities and institutions in the selection, usage, and development of standards, formats, methods, and processes. The contract also encompasses consultancy on open source software (OSS), including the design of solutions based on OSS.
“Authorities will be able to rely on the combined know-how of a strong consortium, the like of which has not been seen before. The consortium is looking forward to providing support in the selection of appropriate standards, and the development of standards for data exchange. In particular, the contract will benefit all projects initiated under the Digital Agenda, by helping to design cost-effective and future-proof IT processes.”
Perfect Partner Configuration
The consortium has extensive expertise in the fields of standardization and OSS. ]init[ has participated in the standardization of SAGA and XÖV standards for many years. 4Soft has supported authorities in the introduction of V-Modell XT standards. Akquinet is well-known in the open source software field through their active participation in open source projects and their Technology Radar. DFKI is engaged in national and international development of web and process standards and technologies through the W3C Consortium and other standardization committees.