Searching for current public tenders requiring Python on TED, the procurement portal of the EU Official Journal, delivers fascinating examples of public services across Europe that use or want to use the open source programming language.
A first example is Poland’s General Directorate for National Roads and Motorways (Generalna Dyrekcja Dróg Krajowych i Autostrad, or Gddkia). The directorate is looking for a GIS expert who knows how to write Python scripts. The deadline for responding is 28 August.
The provider of ICT services for Belgium’s Walloon and Brussels regions and their public interest organisations (l’Entreprise publique des technologies nouvelles de l’information et de la communication, or Etnic), is currently on the lookout for help with several of its open source solutions, and the list of requirements includes Python. Here, the deadline to respond is 5 September.
Italy’s air force (Aeronautica Militare is looking to renew the support contract for its ‘Andromeda del Comet’ cloud measurement and forecast system, which includes the automatic processing of data using Python.
As a final example, in Spain the agency responsible for temporary staff in Andalusia’s public services (Verizaciones Industriales de Andalucía, or VEIASA) is requesting Python specialists to work on its reporting solution and new applications. Deadline: 23 September.