Italian towns seek R&D for cl…

Italian towns seek R&D for cloud-based workflow

Published on: 02/08/2017

Municipalities in Italy’s Puglia and the Campania region are looking for innovative, cloud-based solutions to streamline their operations, and for provisioning of eGovernment services. The municipalities are organising a so-called Pre-Commercial Procurement to fund the development and testing of several possible alternatives.

Using the European Pre-Commercial Procurement R&D funds, the municipalities have over EUR 4 million available to finance several possible alternatives over a two-year period.

The project is launched by five municipalities in Puglia (Torremaggiore, Orta Nova, Manfredonia, Foggia, and Lecce) and by Consorzio Sannio, a public-owned eGovernment service organisation working for 52 small municipalities and other public sector organisations in Campania.

They are assisted by AGID, the country’s Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector. The result should be an optimal, cloud-based solutions for document management, case management, and workflow management, while lowering cost. The towns want to improve service levels, boost IT security, and create scalable, user-friendly services.

In addition, the cloud solution should increase interoperability and lower the risk of IT vendor lock-in.

In July, AGID invited software service suppliers to hear more about the procurement procedure, and to better understand the needs and requirements of the involved public administrations in Puglia and Campania.

In the same month, AGID organised two more such Pre-Commercial Procurement information workshops, both related to eHealth.

More information:

AGID announcement (in Italian)
About Pre-Commercial Procurement