• The cooperation between Protinus IT and BTC has resulted in winning the IWR2016|LAM tender. Vodafone will also take part in this collaboration and will provide mobile workplace services. IWR is an acronym for ICT Government Working Environment. These will be introduced on the market through a series of tenders. The tender IWR2016 | LAM (Laptops, Accessories and Mobile ICT Workplaces) is one of them. By winning this tender, Protinus IT will be the only contractor in 3 IWR tenders, namely IWR2016|Permanent ICT Workplaces, IWR2016|Displays and IWR2016|LAM.

This concerns tenders for ICT hardware that fall under the category ICT Government Working Environment, which is assigned to the Ministry of the Interior and implemented by UBR|HIS. UBR|HIS (Government Implementation Organisation Operational Management|Hague Purchasing Cooperation) provides the category management as well as the contract management for these tenders.

The contracting authority estimates the volume for the purchase of ICT workplaces at €45 million annually. For the associated services, the volume is estimated at €5 million per year. The framework agreement has an initial term of two years and can be extended once or several times for a period to be determined by the principal client, up to a maximum of four years. The framework agreement is made with 3 parties that will have to compete for orders. The collaboration between Protinus IT and BTC is one of them. The other two are Bechtle and Centralpoint.

Large Field of Participants

10 ministries are participating in the tender, in addition to organisations such as De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), the Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB), Staatsbosbeheer and various others, including the Tax Authorities. In total, 103 government organisations have agreed to tender together.

The government-wide IWR programme has the following intended business outcome: the optimal functioning of the government department in order to achieve government policy, particularly the Compact Government Service’s policy objectives: increased productivity of the national staff, more flexibility in working methods, efficiency and especially cost savings in the national organisation. The following functional requirements will imposed on the ICT In the government offices, which will also be made possible by IWR2016:

  • working paperless as much as possible;
  • working wirelessly;
  • printing, scanning and copying in government offices; mobile and personal ICT resources;