COTS procurement - the case of Norway Erik Amdal Norwegian Public Roads Administration Department of Technology, Trondheim
Presentation outline Procurement strategy Procurement policy Use of COTS in Norway Recommendations
Procurement Strategy Objectives: • Laws and directions must be followed • Results can be verified • The right quality should be obtained • Ensure a good Health Environment Safety • Our suppliers should regard the NPRA as a professional employer.
(No) Use of COTS in Norway Limitations
Central system Road side equipment AutoPASS Forwarding Central AutoPASS tag Issuer Road tolling - AutoPASS Interface. Specifications owned by NPRA and available for all.
Ferry ticketing – Handbook 206 • Handbook 206 (HB 206) about electronic ticketing has become a part of Norway's regulations. • All public transportation companies must use HB 206 in their procurement process. • HB 206 are in accordance with ISO and CEN standards.
Recommendations • Make use of open standards. • Standards and specifications should be; • Easy accessible • On English • Owned by some public authority • Make use of requirements for the interfaces instead of technical requirements for the product. • More use of functional requirements for the products. • Cooperation between countries and harmonization of standards. • Buy large quantities.