Supplies - 192361-2020

24/04/2020    S81

Norway-Oslo: Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages

2020/S 081-192361

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Difi/Statens Innkjøpssenter
National registration number: 991825827
Postal address: Grev Wedels plass 9
Town: Oslo
Postal code: 0151
Country: Norway
Contact person: David Behrens
Telephone: +47 41546531
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: On behalf of municipalities and the Norwegian, the Swedish, the Finnish and the Danish states
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

RFI [Request for Information], Nordic Market Dialogue for Emission-free Deliveries of Goods and Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
30000000 Office and computing machinery, equipment and supplies except furniture and software packages
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Statens Innkjøpssenter [the Government Procurement Centre], Bergen Kommune [Bergen Municipality], Oslo Kommune [Oslo Municipality], Trondheim Kommune [Trondheim Municipality] and Kristiansand Kommune [Kristiansand Municipality] participate in the project Nordic ordering dialogue (market dialogue) for emission-free deliveries of goods and services. The purpose of the project is to develop common requirements for business that provides smart solutions that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.

This RFI concern suppliers in the Norwegian market. Equivalent RFIs will be sent out Sweden, Finland and Denmark.

The responses received will be shared with the other participants in the project in order to find common solutions for the Nordic region.

This is both an invitation to answer the questions in writing and to participate in a digital information meeting.

Date: 29 April 2020

Time: 14.00-15.00 (UTC +2)

Register via this link:

For more information and inspiration, please read the following:

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
15000000 Food, beverages, tobacco and related products
31000000 Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting
33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
34100000 Motor vehicles
39000000 Furniture (incl. office furniture), furnishings, domestic appliances (excl. lighting) and cleaning products
60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
64100000 Post and courier services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: NO011 Oslo
Main site or place of performance:

Grev Wedelsplass 9.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

We know that the current COVID-19 situation creates major challenges for the branches, businesses and suppliers. Regardless, we want to have discussion with the market, so that you can have predictability and insight into our plans and needs in the long term. We want your input about what is possible in the short term and long term and how we can best prepare you for innovation and environmentally friendly solutions. We understand that many of you have limited resources as a result of the current situation. However, we hope that the meeting and the information will be of interest.

Responsible authority

The authority responsible for this RFI is the Government Procurement Centre, [Bergen Municipality, Oslo Municipality, Trondheim Municipality and Kristiansand Municipality].


The Government Procurement Centre, Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and Kristiansand Municipalities want to get better insight into the market and take advantage of the branch's experience and knowledge so that we can have successful future procurements that also provide smart and emission-free solutions.

Therefore, we are holding and RFI where the suppliers will have the opportunity to give information, view-points and answers to our questions and challenges in a more informal manner. We also want to have more in-depth dialogue, both by extending invitations to attend a common gathering in autumn 2020 (if possible) in connection with specific procurements that will be announced.

We also hope that those of you who respond to this RFI can imagine following the project further and contributing your experiences and knowledge.

RFI instructions

Answers can be sent via Mercell or directly to Christine Kihl.

Deadline to respond to the RFI

Answers should be submitted by 1 June 2020, 23.59 at the latest.

Disclosure and protection of privacy

The Government Procurement Centre is governed by the Freedom of Information Act that, as a general rule, allows anyone to request access to documents. The Act has provisions about exceptions from the right to access.

The tenderer's must state, with justification, the parts of the response that are considered to be trade secrets. In the event of a request for access, the Government Procurement Centre will regardless assess whether the information is of such a nature that we are obliged to exempt it from public access.

Contact details

Organisation's name: Digitaliseringsdirektoratet [the Norwegian Digitalisation Agency]

Contact person: Christine Kihl


Telephone number: 9903 8885

Questions about goods

Below are the questions that the Government Procurement Centre and project for Nordic ordering dialogue wants input on.

The goods needed by the authorities entail emissions both in production, delivery and handover of the goods. What can a requirement look like in order to get emission-free goods deliveries?

— What possibilities does your business see for future emission-free goods deliveries?

— What can be improved in the production of the good(s)?

— What can be improved in the transport of the good(s)?

— What can be improved in the handover of the good(s)?

— Specify requirement proposals that can give emission-free goods deliveries.

— Do you have other proposals for innovative solutions that can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions?

— What should public contracting authority's consider in order to achieve emission-free deliveries?

Questions about services

Below are the questions that the Government Procurement Centre and project for Nordic ordering dialogue wants input on.

Also, for a number of services needed by the public authorities, there are emissions both with delivery of goods and with transport of those who perform the services. What can a requirement look like in order to get emission-free service deliveries?

— What possibilities does your business see for future emission-free service deliveries?

— Specify requirement proposals that can give emission-free service deliveries.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: