Idelux : Centrale d’achat Smart City
Short presentationCentral purchasing office offering "smart city" solutions
GoalsSimplify the tasks of municipalities wishing to deploy digital solutions for the management or facilitation of services.
Contexte (territory issues, targeted audience)Territory made up of 44 predominantly rural communes; cross-border territory (France and Luxembourg); mixed and diversified populations.
It is a large territory where not all the communes are confronted with the same problems. Idélux is an intermunicipal association which makes it possible to meet the needs of the communes and to propose solutions to them.
Actions implementedTen proposed solutions for e-ticketing, works service, citizen participation, mobile apps, school meal management, etc.
Catalogue of the central purchasing office set up on the basis of an audit that collects the expectations and needs of the communes.
Global cost (in Euros) : €
Human resources and partnersProject manager and management of the project through public means but also ease of negotiation seen as experts within Idélux and "power" of negotiation.
Other informationProject's start year : 2019
Points of vigilance, difficulties to pass through, success factorsThe model can be exported to other intermunicipal companies or even at regional level. It can also be extended to other services such as energy management.
The central purchasing office has had an accelerating effect on the process of equipping a commune.
Point of vigilance: rapid changes in the market that require adaptation.