Barcelona/Madrid, October 19, 2015 – Scytl, the worldwide leader in secure online voting and election modernization, and Tecnocom, one of the top three IT companies in Spain, today announced the dismissal by the Central Administrative Tribunal of Contractual Appeals of the appeal presented by the previous supplier against the Ministry of Interior´s decision to award the contract for results consolidation and publication for Spain´s 2015 General Elections to the Scytl and Tecnocom joint venture.
The proposal presented by the Scytl-Tecnocom joint venture received the highest points and was therefore awarded the contract. The offer submitted is a clear alternative to previous solutions used by the Ministry of the Interior for national elections. The new solution will ensure a secure, transparent and efficient execution of the election, guaranteeing a timely consolidation, processing and publishing of the election results. The solution will enable the publication of results even before the established timeline.
This is the first time that the awarding of a contract for the recount and publication of election results by the Ministry of Interior is contested by a supplier. It is also the first time that the Ministry of Interior has changed supplier for this project. Scytl and Tecnocom ensure the delivery of the committed technology despite the delays in starting the project attributable to the process of the contestation by previous supplier.
Scytl is the global leader in secure election management, electronic voting and eGovernance solutions. Specializing in election modernization technologies, Scytl offers the first end-to-end election management and voting platform, providing the highest security and transparency standards currently available. Scytl has capitalized on its more than 18 years of research to develop election-specific cryptographic security technology protected by more than 40 international patents and patent applications, positioning Scytl as the company with the largest patent portfolio of the industry.
Scytl’s solutions have been successfully used in over 40 countries across the globe over the past 10 years, including Canada, the United States, Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Norway, Switzerland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the UAE, India, Iceland and Australia. Scytl is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, with strategic offices in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Peru and Greece, as well as field offices in the UK, Ukraine, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh and Australia. For more information, visit www.scytl.com.
Tecnocom is one of the top three IT companies in Spain with extensive experience in high-tech operations and high value for the Public Administration, Banking and Insurance, Telco, Media, Industry and Energy sectors.
Tecnocom has over 6,500 professionals and revenues close to 400 million Euros. Tecnocom´s client list encompasses large organizations and banks in the key markets where it operates, including 23 companies listed in the Ibex 35. Its regional presence includes Spain, Portugal and Latin America (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, Paraguay and Dominican Republic) and Miami in the US. For more information please visit www.tecnocom.es
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