Report on the Danish government’s tendering of IT operations and maintenance


Report no. 8/2016

The purpose of the study is to examine and assess whether the government institutions have done enough to avoid becoming dependent on specific IT suppliers when tendering IT operations and maintenance services. The report answers the following questions: 

  • How many contracts concerning major government IT systems have been extended without a prior statutory tendering process and have the institutions done enough to be able to invite tenders?
  • To what extent have the tendered contracts actually been in a competitive process?
  • To what extent have the government institutions, in their most recent contracts, taken steps to avoid a situation that will prevent them from inviting competitive tenders for their outsourced IT operations and maintenance services? 

Rigsrevisionen initiated the study in February 2016 at the request of the Danish Public Accounts Committee.

Read the 1st chapter of the report (PDF)