Open source engine for Portug…

Open source engine for Portugal’s online gazette

Published on: 23/12/2015

Portugal’s online government gazette, Diário da República Eletrónico (DRE), runs on open source components, including enterprise content management system Liferay and Java application server Jboss (renamed WildFly). INCM, the country’s printing office and mint, is looking for IT services for these and other IT solutions. The two-year contract is estimated to be worth EUR 550,000.

INCM (Imprensa Nacional — Casa da Moeda) published its request for tender last week. Deadline for submitting offers is 18 January.


INCM is looking for specialists that can help maintain the open source and proprietary components that are used for running the government gazette, where the Portugese public administration publishes public and legal notices. Contenders are required to have at least three years of experience in using these open source solutions, and must have at least two similar support contracts.

The procurement request does not mention if improvements to the open source components used at DRE will be made available as open source.

Currently, the DRE Liferay implementation runs on the open source webserver Apache.


More information:

Casa da Moeda request for services and support
Portuguese Mint and Official Printing Office