In this tender the lot “Workflow Engine/ Business Process Management” is being awarded. The purpose of the service functions to be implemented is to support the business process for on- and off-boarding, to approve workflow steps and trace service provisioning according to the accreditation process. Additionally, it is managing the user interaction loop for user notifications. The administration mainly serves the federator to keep track of request for participation, approval of participation, managing participant interaction, assign/approve participant credentials and additionally track quality of service of Self-Descriptions which are exposed to the public via a Federated Catalogue function (the Federated Catalogue is being awarded in a separate tender).
The expectation is not the development of a new workflow framework, but rather the offering of an already existing workflow framework (Request for Proposal), if necessary, with extensions, based on open-source software. The workflow framework must integrate with those components and must provide the necessary APIs as well as the necessary backend server functionality to provide an end-to-end business process management service.