The Bavarian State Construction Administration, the Bavarian Water Management Administration, the Rural Development Association and numerous Bavarian municipalities handle all award procedures electronically via the"www.vergabe.bayern.de"award platform. The procedures are based on the Contract Regulations for the Award of Public Works Contracts (VOB-A or VOB-A EU) for construction work, the Public Procurement Ordinance (VgV) for supplies, commercial and professional services above the EU threshold value, and the Sub-Threshold Public Procurement Ordinance (UVgO) for supplies and commercial services below the EU threshold value.
Companies have the opportunity to search for public procurement notices free of charge and to download the award documents in digital form onto their computers via the Internet. The processing of forms and service specifications is carried out with completion aids, check routines and information on possible formal errors.
As a result of the reform of public procurement law in April 2016, companies can also submit their digital bids in text form - with the exception of procedures VS-VOB/A and VS-VgV - making the electronic signature largely superfluous. Companies that have submitted a digital bid can view the minutes on the award platform after the bids have been opened.
The award platform stands for the integrity, confidentiality and authenticity of data and for working without media discontinuity. This makes the award procedures even more secure, transparent and traceable. All transmitted data is protected against access by unauthorized persons by the necessary organizational and technical security measures. All relevant security requirements of the German Federal Office for Information Security are complied with and regularly audited and certified by BayernCERT.