The Service for IT in Public Procurement Unit promotes the use of information technologies in public procurement. It is managed by the Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Division (DTI) of the Federal Chancellery.
In accordance with Art. 29 Org-VöB, the service unit has the following tasks in particular:
a. It advises requesting bodies on the use of suitable information technologies in the public procurement process.
b. It harmonises its instruments and standards as far as possible with those of other federal agencies, the cantons, communes and private individuals.
c. It shall lead or participate in interdepartmental projects involving the use of new technologies at the Confederation.
d. In cooperation with the FPC and the central procurement offices, it shall draw up the strategy concerning the use of information technologies in public procurement and submit it to the competent bodies for decision.
e. It supports the training and further education of the FPC for the implementation of the strategy concerning the use of information technologies in public procurement.
f. It has a seat on the specialist committee for training and further education of the FPC and participates in the training offered by the FPC.