Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service enters into extensive framework agreement with EDB ErgoGroup
(Oslo, 8 November 2011) The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) has
entered into an extensive framework agreement with EDB ErgoGroup for deliveries
of consulting services in a number of areas. The agreement runs for two years,
with a one plus one additional year option.
NAV organises its purchasing of consulting services in the ICT area through 34
parallel framework agreements covering 16 competencies. NAV plans to draw on
these agreements for services totalling approximately NOK 1.2 billion over the
next four years. EDB Ergo Group has been awarded framework agreements for eight
competencies within which the company will be eligible to compete for specific
assignments. The level of revenue this will generate for EDB ErgoGroup over the
term of the agreement will depend on the scale of services purchased by NAV in
relation to the eight framework agreements:
-Technical architecture (operating services)
-Logistics, OeBS, e-commerce
-Operating services for IT systems and platforms
"The framework agreements with NAV open up many exciting new opportunities for
EDB ErgoGroup's 1,200-strong consulting business in Norway. NAV is an extremely
important public sector customer for EDB ErgoGroup, and we will now have the
opportunity to work closely with one of the country's largest purchasers of IT
services for a long time to come", says Hans-Henrik Merckoll, head of the
Consulting business area at EDB ErgoGroup.
In addition to consulting services, assignments for NAV will involve a number of
other areas of EDB ErgoGroup. "This means that NAV's IT purchasing will be able
to make good use of much of our extensive breadth of activities", adds Hans-
The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Service (NAV) is the central public sector
element of the Labour and Welfare Agency, and has around 14,000 employees. The
Labour and Welfare Agency also includes the municipality employees who work at
local NAV offices, totalling around 17,000 employees.
NAV administers around one third of the national budget through its delivery of
services in the areas of unemployment benefit, rehabilitation, pensions, child
benefit and family credit, and its users are the entire population of Norway.
EDB ErgoGroup has operated framework agreements with NAV since the early 2000s.
These agreements were previously with the National Insurance Administration and
the Norwegian Public Employment Service, and were renewed when these bodies
merged to form NAV in 2006.
For further information, please contact:
Hans-Henrik Merckoll, Executive Vice President Consulting, EDB ErgoGroup. Tel:
+47 970 08 888
Torgeir Kristiansen, Information Director Corporate Communications, EDB
ErgoGroup. Tel: +47 901 27 909
About EDB ErgoGroup
EDB ErgoGroup ASA is one of the leading Nordic IT companies, with some 10,000
employees and annual turnover of NOK 12.4 billion. The company is listed on the
Oslo Stock Exchange and operates from headquarters in Oslo with major activities
in both the Norwegian and Swedish markets. In all, the company operates from
135 offices in 16 countries around the world.
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