Call for applications: Three openIMIS tenders for software development and more !

The Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ), commissioned by the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has launched three tenders for openIMIS within software development.


openIMIS is the first open source software for managing social (health) protection schemes, linking beneficiaries, provider and payer data. As it is free and ready to download and offers a flexible solution that can be adjusted to different schemes’ and countries’ needs, the software has to be further improved by software developers. To achieve this improvement and the integration of the software into an eco-system of open source software packages, there are three vacant positions:


Tender 1: Software Maintenance, Release Management and 3rd Level Support (Transaction N°: 81231396)

The specific aim of the tendered services is to maintain the openIMIS software distribution and to support smooth operations of existing and new openIMIS implementations. Customization to specific requirements from countries should be included into openIMIS in case of general interest and relevance. The maintenance & development initially relates to the Microsoft based openIMIS legacy version. Step by step, this will also concern new software components written in open source technology.


Tender 2: Capacity Building and Promotion (Transaction N°: 81231413)

The specific aim of the tendered services is to position openIMIS in the international eHealth landscape as the standard tool for managing beneficiary, payer and provider interaction. A reliable support infrastructure including capacity building will be established globally and regionally.


Tender 3: Modular Transformation (Transaction N°: 81231778)

The specific aim of the tendered services is to support the process of migration from the monolithic legacy code base of openIMIS under the MS .NET programming framework to a modular software design under a platform-independent open source programming framework.



Although the tenders are all within a similar field of application, they cover three fundamentally different aspects of the process: Tender 1 and 3 have a purely technical scope. Tender 1 is about maintaining continuity of the legacy system and slowly integrating the new developments from Tender 3. Tender 3 is about building new modules under a new development platform (purely open source, e.g. JAVA). Tender 2 builds the interface to users and implementers of the software.


If you are interested in one of the tenders, please apply until 24/10/2018.