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."" To Select or Not? - Dealing with Competing Standards in Public IT Procurement

Following the successful OFA round Table discussion held in Brussels on 12th December the full research report had now been published by its author  Tineke M. Egyedi of Delft University of Technology.

The study has been funded with research grants from the Dutch Standardisation Forum, a forum involved in drawing up lists of selected ICT-standards for government organisations, and OpenForum Academy. This report addresses the problem how governments should deal with competing standards, that is, two or more functionally equivalent standards, in the context of public IT-procurement. The focus is on (open) committee standards. The research questions were in the context of public IT procurement, should governments choose between standards that have the same functionality? If so, what factors should be taken into consideration? 

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