Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

Public Entities reducing lock-in: the way forward

This workshop focused on reducing the dependency of public entities to a specific vendor of ICT products or services (lock-in). Those involved in ICT procurement were invited to participate.
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Avenue de Beaulieu, 25 Brussels Belgium

Standardisation Workshop PanelThe project falls within the standards-based ICT procurement EC policy area, as a way to contribute to the implementation of Action 23 of the Digital Agenda and the Communication COM (2013) 455 “Against lock-in: building open ICT systems by making better use of standards in public procurement”, and the dissemination of the  “Guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT”

In this context the above mentioned project foresees different dissemination activities over a period of two years, among which different workshops and campaigns will be launched, together with a platform dedicated to stakeholders.

The Workshop was the project's first milestone and its main objectives were:

  •  Provide some suggestions on how to reduce lock-in when procuring ICT
  • Share some good practice examples about ICT procurement around Europe

For these reasons we invited procurement officials, policy makers, strategists and architects within public organizations that care about reducing their ICT procurement costs through the employment of open procurement standards.

Visit the summary website and see below for a full list of presentations given by speakers and panelists.