Europe – Open standards would save public sector €1 billion a year

The Commission today releases a new policy to help public authorities avoid dependence on a single ICT supplier. Following the recommendations in this new “against lock-in” approach could save the EU’s public sector more than €1.1 billion a year. For example, open tendering procedures can attract increased numbers of bidders with better value bids (doubling the number of bidders typically lowers contract size by 9%).

See: http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/open-standards-would-save-public-sector-€1-billion-year

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