The providers: IT and others
In order to speed up the development process, OBC acquired a list of accredited providers who had to prove that they have the skills and abilities required. Once accredited, a company can respond to an RFP in very little time and with limited competitors.
Each IT project initiation goes first through discussion groups composed of private companies which are usually competitive (but complementary in this case) and government computer services people who together design solutions to the problems put forth by the OBC team. OBC' s main strength is its ability to convey the interest that this kind of collaboration provides.