Execution of the contract was reviewed by the PIARC Commission on Finances in 2014. The key features of the assessment are as follows:
In conclusion: the service concession contract solution has met the objectives set by PIARC, i.e.:
The partnership signed with HDMGlobal has enabled PIARC to meet the objectives set in the concession contract, to the satisfaction of all customers. Considering the limited market and the specific knowledge required to ensure the correction of bugs and upgrades of the software, it was recommended that the concession contract be extended for a period of 5 years with the same contract holder, while keeping the terms of the current contract. The 5-year duration enables both parties to have enough visibility in case of new developments.
In September 2009, in Incheon, PIARC Council took the following resolution:
“Following Resolution 04/17 adopted by the Council in Montpellier, on the implementation of a contract of service concession with the HDMGlobal consortium; following the General Secretariat’s report on the follow-up of the concession contract implementation and on the results of the concessionaire’s action since the signature of the contract; after examination by the Finance Commission and on recommendation of the Executive Committee, the Council asked the General Secretariat:
A new contract was signed between Alta Innovations Limited (the successor company to Birmingham Research and Development Limited), on behalf of the members of the HDMGlobal consortium and PIARC in July 2010 and took effect on August 1st 2010 for five years.
In 2011, PIARC General Secretariat signed with the IMT a second memorandum of agreement for the translation into Spanish of the HDM-4 Version 2 User Manuals, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 paid by PIARC.
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