The non-profit society Sambruk was established in June 2005.
Sambruk was instigated on the idea that all Swedish municipalities have identical missions, responsibilities and challenges to undertake in order to serve their citizens.
The vast majority of municipalities are also too small to handle the daunting task of revamping internal business processes and establishing new e-service offerings to various stake holders.
The project "Electroniskt bevarande" (in English "Electronic preservation") was in its first phase working with a requirements specification for an electronic archive that makes in possible to preserve electronic information without time limits. The requirements specification covers ingest to the archive and what shall be possible to export out from the archive and how.
The project was successfully completed in May 2009 and was approved by the Steering Group.
Project Manager: Östen Jonsson, LDP Centre
In October 2009, Eskilstuna invited the participants to a meeting about a second project with starting position in the final report of phase 1.
In Stage 2 the e-archive was specified. At the same time the project group conducted investigations of the concept of archives, legal requirements and community-wide cooperation on electronic archives.
On November 29, 2011, the project ended. The result, requirements specification for electronic archive, was submitted to SKL for continued procurement immediately after the end of the year. (More on the link below, in Swedish)
The goal of Phase 3 is to implement a contract with the developed requirements specification and will result in a framework which local authorities may call off from.
On January 12, 2012 a a Kick-Off Meeting was held for Phase 3 in Stockholm.
Sambruks Open Technical Platform (ÖTP) is a specification for how e-services and business support should be designed technically to be able to lead both to the height level of service to citizens and increased internal efficiency of the municipality. In early 2012 Sambruk released version 3.0.