Sweden’s court docket of enchantment has dominated that Norwegian IT firm Evry mustn’t have received the bid for the Metropolis of Stockholm’s IT outsourcing contract.
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Evry was awarded the multimillion-euro deal in a public tender in 2016, however the outcome was shortly appealed by the second-placed IT provider, Finland-based Tieto.
The court docket’s choice to overrule the outcome got here right down to a “formality”, reports Computer Sweden. The Metropolis of Stockholm’s invitation to tender states that when suppliers submit their bid as a bunch, they have to enclose a duplicate of their cooperation settlement that specifies who’s entitled to symbolize the group. Evry’s tender was submitted as a bunch comprising Evry AB (Evry Sweden) and Evry Norge AS, and though it included the cooperation settlement, it failed to call the representatives for the group.
This seemingly small error might value the IT supplier an outsourcing contract estimated to be value SEK3bn (£278m). It covers the joint IT companies for Stockholm’s administrative operations, which have an effect on about 22,000 staff. Town’s present contract with Volvo IT (acquired by HCL in 2015) will expire in December 2018.
The court docket of enchantment’s choice upholds the identical ruling by Stockholm’s Administrative Court docket, which first heard Tieto’s enchantment in February. Evry stated it’s evaluating the most recent ruling, and has but to determine whether or not to enchantment.
“We nonetheless imagine the Metropolis of Stockholm made the best choice,” stated Bengt-Göran Kangas, vice-president public sector at Evry. “We really feel assured in the truth that we had been evaluated because the completely greatest bid and the completely greatest pricing. We’re wanting ahead with confidence realizing that we’re very aggressive.”
The court docket of enchantment’s choice requires the Metropolis of Stockholm to re-evaluate the tenders, excluding Evry’s bid. This leaves Tieto, HCL and CGI vying for the contract, and it may additionally push up the value. In response to Computer Sweden, Evry’s bid was considerably decrease than these of its opponents, SEK256m a 12 months in contrast with second-placed Tieto’s SEK332m.
The Metropolis of Stockholm is at the moment analysing the ruling and won’t remark in the meanwhile. Town is within the midst of a giant digital transformation project, which incorporates the IT outsourcing contract.