Bureau Forum Standaardisatie

The Bureau Forum Standaardisatie (Dutch Standardisation Forum) contributes to e-government goals such as:

  • Further improvement of government services
  • Reducing the administrative burden by automating the flow of information between the government and citizens and enterprises.
  • Attaining these objectives leads to lower expenditure, improved efficiency and better services for citizens, businesses and public service providers through smart ICT solutions.

Organization and goals of the Standardisation Forum

The Dutch Standardisation Forum was established by decree by the Minister of Economic Affairs on 27 March 2006 to ensure implementation of the policy on electronic data exchange and (re) use of data and electronic services. The Standardisation Forum supports the Dutch government in the development, use and establishment of open standards for electronic information exchange. In this way it promotes interoperability within the Dutch government system itself, but also in the relations between government agencies on one hand and citizens and enterprises on the other. The second goal of the Standardisation Forum is to prevent vendor lock-in and reduce costs in government spending on ICT.