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22. May 2023
HFK wins landmark court case, invalidating direct award to SAP for state-wide e-procurement system
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg may not directly award an e-procurement software solution to SAP Deutschland SE & Co. KG without a competitive award procedure despite the required SAP integration of the software. SAP, as the uncontested international market leader for Enter-prise Resource Planning (ERP) software solutions, had entered into an ex-clusive cooperation with another e-procurement software company short-ly before the City of Hamburg started their procurement procedure. If con-firmed by the Higher Regional Court of Hamburg, the software giant's in-tended technical unique position for e-procurement solutions could have had a lasting impact on this functioning competitive market, which ac-counts for hundreds of millions of euros in sales.