Avenir to provide IT project management for the Norwegian Parliament
Oslo - EDB’s subsidiary Avenir has been selected as the Norwegian Parliament’s sole supplier of project management services for ICT projects. The agreement runs for four years, and represents total contract value of up to NOK 8 million.
“We are honoured to have this opportunity to work for the Norwegian Parliament, and we are very proud of the confidence this shows in Avenir. Our work for the Parliament will demand a great deal from both Avenir as a company and the individual employees that will be involved. We look forward to continuing collaboration in the years to come”, comments Johnny Rindahl, Executive Vice President - Application Services at EDB.
Greater efficiency for the Parliament
As Norway’s law-making body, the members of the Norwegian Parliament (’Stortinget’) have a growing need for efficient, secure and accessible ICT solutions. The country’s elected representatives are making greater use of new methods of communication, both within the Parliament’s Administration and externally with the public through social media, mobile solutions and interactive tools. This creates new challenges for the Parliament’s Administration. In addition to the 169 elected representatives, the Norwegian parliament involves 450 employees in its own administration as well as 180 employees from the political parties.
Avenir will now take on responsibility for managing projects in connection with the acquisition, implementation and modification of IT systems.
The contract with the Parliament was won against competition from the other leading IT consulting companies in Norway. “The Parliament sets high standards for its suppliers, and our reasons for selecting Avenir included our judgment that the company offered the best combination of expertise, experience and price”, explains Frode Rein, Head of ICT for the Norwegian Parliament.
Deliveries will reflect new challenges
Avenir takes on responsibility as a supplier to the Parliament at a very exciting and challenging time. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are rapidly becoming very popular methods of communication for members of Parliament, and this creates not only new opportunities but also particular challenges in terms of security.
EDB Business Partner is one of the leading IT groups in the Nordic region. The company offers solutions for the full range of business-critical IT services. EDB aims to be a close and attentive partner that leverages its deep industry knowledge and international capabilities to help its customers realise the full potential of IT. The company has local presence in 13 countries, 6,000 employees and annual turnover of around NOK 7.5 billion. EDB Business Partner is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. www.edb.com
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