Reuse of obsolete ICT equipment

In November 2022, the Norwegian central procurement body launched a call for tenders for a framework agreement for the reuse and recycling of ICT equipment of 191 central government organisations. The requested service included collection, transport, secure data deletion and sorting for reuse or recycling of the equipment. Prior to the tender obsolete ICT equipment was managed through individual contracts developed by each organisation. A questionnaire revealed that only half of the government organisations had such contracts in place already. Of these only half of the total contracts value, measured by full-time equivalents, covered reuse as well as material recycling. The contract had an estimated budget of 64 million NOK excl vat (5.5 million euro) and is valid for up to 2+1+1 years.

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