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The Publications Office of the European Union selected SIVECO in a new important project

Friday, September 26, 2014

Since 2009, Romania SIVECO constantly develops projects for EU institutions

SIVECO Romania in consortium with Intrasoft International was selected as one of the four contractors under a framework contract with reopening of competition with the title "Provision of development, maintenance, evolution and assistance services for the websites of the Publication Office using Liferay and SparQL, IDOL and Webtrends".

For the next four years development and maintenance services for the websites of the Publications Office of European Union under this contract will be provided through specific projects awarded after mini-competitions between the four contractors, one of which is SIVECO Romania.

The Publications Office is an interinstitutional office whose task is to publish the publications of the institutions of the European Union. Moreover, the Publications Office offers a number of online services giving free access to information on EU law (EUR-Lex), EU publications (EU Bookshop), public procurement (TED), EU research and development (CORDIS), the official directory of the European Union, Whoiswho, a guide to the administrative structure of the European institutions.

"The selection criteria were very strict and we managed to comply with all the requirements. I am confident that we will provide the best services for the Publications Office. Our experts already have a strong experience in projects developed for this institution, which provides access to information to the members of the European Union. We hope to contribute to ensuring a pleasant experience for the visitors of the websites managed by the Publications Office", said Ștefan Morcov, Project Coordinator, Vice President within SIVECO Romania.

Currently, each website of the Publications Office uses different technologies: Drupal, Documentum, Coldfusion, s.o. Liferay has been selected as the main development platform for the Publications Office Portal, the single entry point, in the future, to all the content managed by Publications Office. Liferay technology - an open source software developed by Liferay, Inc. - will offer to the other existing websites a common development framework as well as different services and support in their operations (search, single sign-on, ordering, etc.)

This new collaboration between SIVECO and the Publications Office of the European Union is the continuation of others important projects – development of CORDIS portal in 2009, and the Common Portal, an independent project developed under a separate contract started in 2013.

SIVECO Romania provides constantly IT services to EU institutions since 2009. Among the contracts signed by SIVECO - out of the Publications Office – are the European Aviation Safety Agency, The Consumers, Health and Food Executive Agency, EUROSTAT - the statistical office of the European Union, EuropeAid Cooperation Office, European Investment Bank. The services provided are development of financial systems, document management and content, administrative applications, geographical information systems (GIS), web portals and eLearning systems.