IHK. Three letters that everyone recognizes: They stand for the IT service provider of the 79 chambers of industry and commerce in Germany. As the largest organizational chamber, they represent the German vocational standard. As an institution of industry and commerce for industry and commerce, they must work at the highest standard and remain transparent at all times. It is therefore important that not only their purchases be clear and understandable, but that they also offer other potential bidders a fair avenue to submit proposals.
IHK-CERT is the contact person for IT security of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) in Germany. It is a central component of the IT security initiative of the IHK-FfI and thus contributes significantly to the strengthening of IT security in the IHK-organization.
After extensive research of tendering procedures for industry and commerce, IHK-Gfl, the contact for IT security and service provider of all IKHs, decided to establish an e-award platform based on cosinex technology.
The e-award platform was implemented on April 1, 2016, with the new procurement law at www.vergabe.ikh.de and provides easy access to the central platform DTVP (German Procurement Portal).