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January 13, 2021

Information Services JSC` official statement regarding the public procurement for computer equipment supply

Related to media publications regarding the public procurement for computer equipment supply in 11 lots, announced by Information Services JSC through an open procedure, with an estimated value of BGN 23,073 million, we claim the following:

The conducted public procurement for computer equipment supply is entirely for the needs of the state administration, whose information systems and computer equipment are maintained by Information Services JSC. As a National System Integrator, the company has researched the need for computer equipment for administrative bodies within the scope of system integration activities, summarized the necessary technical resources and conducted a public procurement, which unifies the computer equipment used by the institutions. This provides the opportunity to achieve the best possible prices and efficient spending of public funds.

Information Services JSC has been assigned as National System Integrator of the State Administration with the adoption of the Law on Amendments to the Electronic Government Act (EAA), published in the State Gazette No. 94/2019. The company is responsible for establishment, maintenance, development and monitoring the performance of information systems of national importance.

It is important to note that the scope of the public procurement does not include computer configurations and equipment for the needs of Information Services JSC. The procedure aims to meet the computer equipment needs in the administrative institutions specified in Council of Ministers’ Decision No 727/05.12.2019, amendment with Council of Ministers’ Decision № 358/28.05.2020 and Council of Ministers’ Decision № 419/25.06.2020.

The technical specifications have been prepared on the basis of specific requests by administrative institutions, including the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Interior, the Public Procurement Agency, the Registry Agency, the National Revenue Agency, the State Financial Inspection Agency and National Customs Agency. The value of the contract is based on the computer equipment needs for a total of 27 administrative institutions that are within the system integration scope.

The public procurement for the computer equipment supply was announced on the grounds of Art. 18, para. 1, item 1 of the Public Procurement Law and was conducted in compliance with all the regulations. Contracts have been signed, according to which Information Services JSC has a 12-month term for ordering the necessary equipment to the suppliers, which are ranked 1st in the various lots. The contractors are selected based on the criterion "lowest price", in order to achieve maximum objectivity and equality in the conduct of the procedure and compliance with the principles of publicity, transparency and free competition.

 

About Information Services JSC

Information Services JSC is the Bulgarian national system integrator of the state administration. The company creates, develops, maintains, and monitors the operability of information systems of national importance. Information Services JSC is a major partner of state institutions and implements key projects of strategic importance for Bulgaria. The company is a leader on the Bulgarian market in the development, implementation and maintenance of new technological solutions. It is as well the first certified provider of Qualified electronic signature services in Bulgaria and is a long term technological partner of Central Election Commission. Information Services JSC has a branch structure that covers all the regional cities in Bulgaria. The company employs over 580 highly qualified experts in various fields of the ICT sector.  The company is certified according to the international standards ISO 9001: 2015 for quality management, ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 for information security management, ISO / IEC 20000-1: 2011 for management of the provided IT services and LSTI N ° 1642-131-V1 .0 for the issuance and management of qualified certificates for electronic signatures, electronic seals and qualified electronic time stamps.

 

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