Press release, Luleå, 8 February 2023: Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurances Services) has chosen Data Ductus as the prime supplier of IT consulting services in northern Sweden. The framework agreement runs for an initial two years with the option for an additional two-year extension, with a value of up to SEK 200 million. Luleå-based BnearIT, which has been part of Data Ductus since since March 2022, will deliver the services. About 40 new recruits will be employed at BnearIT.
The framework agreement includes consulting services for, among other things, system development, IT architecture, and project management for the Försäkringskassan’s operations located in the northern cities of Luleå and Kalix.
“We are extremely proud to have won this deal against tough competition from some of the larger and more established IT consulting companies in the country,” says Olov Stenberg, Sales Manager at BnearIT. “Thanks to the merger with Data Ductus last spring, we now have a greater capacity to deliver services locally.”
BnearIT currently has about 40 employees and, thanks to this agreement, will have to recruit about as many more.
“Attracting talented people to the company is something we actively work at BnearIT,” says Ida Ek, Consultant Manager at BnearIT. “It’s important to be able to offer interesting and evolving assignments. We will definitely be able to do that with the new deal in place. A long-term contract with a government agency also makes us a secure employer now that the economy may enter into a recession.”
The framework agreement supports the use junior developers who can grow their skills as a part of service delivery.
“This shows that Försäkringskassan understands the importance of developing local skills and talents and that they are prepared to take on responsibility for retaining competence in the north. We have a good collaboration with Luleå Technical University and, through this contract, we hope to be able to recruit, teach and persuade students to stay in Luleå,” concludes Ida Ek.
The framework agreement began on 1 February 2023.
About Data Ductus
Data Ductus is a Swedish IT consultant company in rapid growth with approximately 300 employees. Ductus delivers digitalization and automation solutions to companies and organizations throughout the world in collaboration with clients and partners. The Company has operations in USA, Europa and Asia, and Swedish offices in Luleå (under the brand BnearIT), Skellefteå, Uppsala och Malmo.
BnearIT specializes in system development and employs around 40 dedicated and down-to-earth IT experts. BnearIT was founded in Luleå in 2002 and has been part of the Data Ductus group since 2022. At BnearIT, we are passionate about northern Sweden, therefore it is natural to not only employ people from, but also work with partners and develop IT systems for clients, in the region.
Försäkringskassan (The Swedish Social Insurances Services) is a government agency that administers the social insurance system in Sweden. They determine who is eligible and the amount, in order to issue social insurance payments according to state rules and regulations. Försäkringskassan is one of the country’s largest government agencies with around 14,200 employed based in different regions across the country. More can be read about the agency at https://www.forsakringskassan.se/english
For more information contact:
Olov Stenberg, Sales Manager BnearIT, +46 (0) 70-420 02 80
Ida Ek, Consultant Manager BnearIT, +46 (0) 73-042 38 96
Frida Göthager, CMO, Data Ductus, + 46 (0) 910-73 23 21