Case Studies Telecommunications

Development of an IPTV middleware: professional monitoring of the international tender process

initial situation and problem definition

Customer purchased client (middleware) for connecting various end devices (iOS / Android) and backend of the IPTV platform from a single source. To avoid vendor lock-in, the decision was taken to source the backend and clients from different manufacturers

Problem definition:

  • The contract for the new client development should therefore be newly awarded.

mm1 approach and solution

  • Development and coordination of evaluation metrics for Europe-wide supplier selection
  • Design and organization of a multi-stage selection process
  • Stakeholder management and group-wide coordination between specialist and purchase departments
  • Preparation of all relevant tender and contract award documents


  • Publication of Europe-wide call for tenders in compliance with formal requirements
  • Supplier evaluation with consistent criteria handled in a process-compliant manner
  • Supplier selection carried out on time, project timeline ensured overall
  • Effective integration of new suppliers into the overall program organization

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