In light of Germany’s “No Spy” Policy, the German Government has recently published new precedent contracts regarding public award procedures in relation to standard software. The model contracts stipulate stricter requirements on security and confidentiality through their “no spy” provisions. The model contracts were developed in cooperation with BITKOM. Aktuelle_EVB-IT/aktuelle_evb_it_node.html Bedingungen-f%C3%BCr-%C3%B6ffentlichen-Einkauf-von-Software. html