1. September 2017 · Corporate News

CANCOM wins European Commission tender

Framework contract encompasses delivery of HPE server systems and services totaling up to 100 million euros in volume.

The EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) has awarded CANCOM a contract for the delivery of IT hardware with associated services. As a result of the call for tenders "Data Center Compute Solutions (DCCS)" the European Commission and more than 50 participating entities, including the European Parliament and the European Court of Justice, can secure data center infrastructure and associated services through the agreed-upon order management system.

The signed framework contract will amount to a total volume of up to 100 million euros and will run for four years. CANCOM will perform the contract, which encompasses approx. up to 7,000 server systems in five different categories of blade and rack servers, in cooperation with its longstanding partner Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE).

CANCOM is responsible for the entire project management and assumes responsibility for operational implementation and control within the framework of the contract. The servers will be configured and the desired software installed in the central service factory. Moreover, CANCOM’s logistics and service network will ensure timely delivery and optional installation to the EU institutions in question, which are located in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Strasbourg as well as to further locations within the entire European Union. CANCOM implements the sophisticated service concept throughout Europe together with the innovative service organization HPE Pointnext, using mission critical HPE Data Center Care services.

With CANCOM’s Competence Center Public Solutions located in Berlin and Brussels, the CANCOM Group has a strongly growing area of public contracting entities. For many years, international clients such as the EU and the United Nations as well as in Germany the Bundeswehr, the procurement office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), the Federal Employment Agency and numerous government ministries have been among its customers.


As a Digital Transformation Partner, CANCOM accompanies organizations into the digital future. We support our customers to simplify complex enterprise IT and increase their business success through the implementation of modern technology. In order to comprehensively meet the IT needs of companies, organizations, and the public sector, CANCOM delivers tailor-made IT end to end from a single source.

The CANCOM Group’s range of IT solutions includes consulting, implementation, services, and the operation of IT systems. Customers benefit from the extensive expertise as well as a holistic and innovative portfolio that covers the IT requirements that are necessary for a successful digital transformation. As a hybrid IT integrator and service provider, we provide an integrated range of services and solutions including business solutions and managed services, such as cloud computing, analytics, enterprise mobility, IT security, hosting, and as-a-service offerings.

With around 4,000 employees worldwide, the internationally active CANCOM Group and its efficient partner network ensure market presence and customer proximity with locations in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium and Slovakia. The CANCOM Group is led by Rüdiger Rath (CEO) and Thomas Stark (CFO). The company is headquartered in Munich. CANCOM has an annual turnover of around 1.3 billion euros (consolidated revenue 2021). The parent company, CANCOM SE, is listed on the TecDAX and SDAX of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE0005419105).