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Vigo IKS is an inter-municipal company that manages and further develops the counties' joint IT systems within upper secondary education, transport and technology.

The company is owned by all the county municipalities and Oslo municipality. Vigo IKS's highest body is the supervisory board, which has one member from each of the owners. The board of representatives has elected a board that monitors the company's operations.

Vigo IKS has its head office in Porsgrunn.

The tasks include:

  • Procurement and management of joint IT solutions
  • Management and further development of VIGO Central Base
  • Development and management of a new school administrative system, Visma InSchool
  • Quality assurance of student and apprentice data
  • Information work for the county municipalities via
  • Development of a solution for archiving documents from the subject systems to archives
Last modified: September 18, 2023

Employees of Vigo IKS

Vigo IKS has 40 permanent employees in addition to the general manager Hilde Benno Vaage. The company also buys employees from the county authorities for various assignments in development projects.

In the drop-down menu below, you will find their names and e-mail addresses.

Contact the Admissions Office in the county council where you live if you have any questions about application, admission, answers and communication for apprenticeships.

Hilde Benno Vaage (General Manager)

Frode Sjursen (Assistant General Manager)


Staff and support

Vanja Valjord Christensen (Head of Staff and Support)

Cathrine Hill-Jensen (communications advisor)

Erik Hesmyr(Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer)

Gyri Stavdal (lawyer)

Marte Welta Myrene (administrative advisor)

Rune Pedersen (IT responsible)

Trygve Gunnarshaug (purchasing advisor)


Transport Section

Bjørn Harald Sti (section manager transport)

David Andrè Hosen (project manager transport)

Marianne Ramdal Nesset (transport project manager)

Øystein Reppesgård (project manager transport)


Education Section

Vigdis Margrethe Hoven (head of education section)

Beate Karlsen (education advisor)

Bjørn Tveiten (education advisor)

Hege Svendsen (education advisor)

Heidi Oppebøen (education advisor)

Marie Skåra Graarup (education advisor)

Ola Brustad (education advisor)

Sindre Andreas Rådahl Kirchhoff (Education Advisor)

Terje Svensson (Education Advisor)

Trude Riple (consultant education - free bought 80%)


Technology Section

Svein Håkon Skulstad (Head of Section Technology IT)

Egil Ballestad (developer technology IT)

Erling Jahr (developer technology IT)

Henrik Knutsen (apprentice technology IT )

Jennifer Strand (Developer Technology IT)

Jon Erik Stensrød (Project Manager Technology IT)

Kenneth Folkestad Goa (developer technology IT)

Lasse Ulvær (developer technology IT)

Linda Wangen Loftsgarden (developer technology IT)

Nils-Håkon Opsahl (developer technology IT)

Nils-Odd Solberg (developer technology IT)

Trond Magnus Sevre (developer technology IT)

Ole Anders Eidjord (developer technology IT)

Sander Rysjedal (apprentice technology IT)

Sondre Nordjore (developer technology IT)

Representative office Vigo IKS

Overview of elected representatives in the Board of Representatives for Vigo IKS 2020 – 2023:


Representative: Ole Christian Melhus

Product: Inge Haraldstad

The cove

Representative: Heidi Westbye Nyhus

Item: Solveig Helene Olsen

The hinterland

Representative: Mari Gjestvang

Product: Ingrid Tønseth Myhr

Item: Erik Ringnes

Vestfold and Telemark

Representative: Gunnar Berg Treidene

Item: Helge Galdal

Item: Jens Rydhagen


Representative: Knut Lindland

Item: Arly Hauge


Representative: Solveig Ege Tengesdal

Item: Daniel Bøhn Rayner


Representative: Karianne Torvanger (Deputy Chair)

Product: Åsmund Berthelsen

Item: Ronny Grønsdal

Møre and Romsdal

Representative: Erik Brekken

Agent: Kariann D. Flovikholm


Representative: Vegard Iversen

Item: Anders Bjøru

Item: Lars Kristian Fossum


Representative: Geir Hareide Hansen

Item: Even J. Ediassen

Troms and Finnmark

Representative: Børre Krudtå (Chairman)

Item: Margunn Blix

Product: Bjørn-Inge Thomasjord


Board Vigo IKS

Overview of elected members of the board of Vigo IKS:

The board of Vigo IKS consists of the following people:

Chairman of the board

Bjørn Marthinsen, agency director for the Development and Skills Agency in Oslo municipality

Deputy head

Ane Tonette Lognseth, Assistant County Director Education - Innlandet County Council

Board members

Aud Margrethe Riseng, Head of Transport and Communications - Innlandet County Council

Elisabeth Bechmann, Head of Transport Department - Viken County Council

Even Jarl Ediassen, County Director of Finance and Organization - Nordland County Municipality

Kariann D. Flovikholm, asst. county director of education – Møre and Romsdal county municipality

Svein Vathne, Head of Digitalisation - Rogaland County Council


Hanne Wigemyr Kjeldsen, Digitalization and Service Development Advisor - Vestfold and Telemark County Council

Per Magne Aadnøy, section manager service management – Viken county municipality


Here you can find the annual report, strategic documents and login for Council and Board members.

Agreement portfolio

Vigo IKS' overall agreement portfolio is currently being updated and you will soon find an updated document here.

If you need more information about individual agreements, please contact

Trygve Gunnarshaug
Purchasing advisor

The Transparency Act

Here you will find information about Vigo IKS and the Transparency Act:

The law shall promote business respect for fundamental human rights and decent working conditions in connection with the production of goods and provision of services, and ensure public access to information on how businesses manage negative impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions.

Vigo IKS has a duty to respect human rights and to comply with the Transparency Act to ensure transparency and accountability in our operations.

Our own operations
Vigo IKS respects and supports fundamental human rights, as set out in international conventions and Norwegian law, in all our activities.

Vigo IKS identifies the following human rights and labor rights as areas where Vigo IKS can have a particular impact:

  • HSE in the workplace
  • Prohibition of racism and discrimination
  • Right to work and non-discrimination against job seekers
  • Freedom of association and freedom of trade unions
  • Prohibition of child labor, forced labor and slavery
  • Fair and good working conditions, including safe and healthy working conditions. Prohibition of any form of discrimination in employment and occupation.

Vigo IKS is an intermunicipal company established pursuant to the Intermunicipal Companies Act. The company is owned by the county authorities and the City of Oslo.

The company is an ICT and digitalization company that will ensure efficient and demand-driven procurement, management and operation of digital services for the county council's statutory tasks within education and transport management. The Public Procurement Act and the rules on public funding must be observed. The company shall also provide the necessary professional training and guidance related to the services provided.

Digital services related to statutory county authority tasks can be outsourced to the company in line with the participants' needs and orders within the framework set by the Supervisory Board and which are not of a financial nature. This results in a broad and varied supplier portfolio within consultancy and operations.

The suppliers vary in size from large international and national companies to smaller local suppliers. Vigo IKS has contracts or framework agreements with approximately 30 suppliers, with a total contract value of approximately NOK 80 million. Annual consumption is approximately NOK 84 million excluding VAT.

Vigo IKS is aware of our responsibility to develop serious agreements and responsible suppliers.

Vigo IKS is subject to the Public Procurement Act. Competitions are planned and carried out, and contracts are entered into and followed up in a commercial, socially responsible and resource-efficient manner in accordance with laws and regulations.

We have conducted an overall assessment of the risk of violations of human rights and decent working conditions.

In connection with procurement processes for framework agreements, requirements are set for environmental and social responsibility, and bidders are required to be able to account for ethical trade at all stages. The requirement for due diligence is therefore met in relation to these agreements.

No need for action has been identified against any suppliers, but Vigo IKS audits its suppliers regularly and at contract renewals to ensure that they always comply with Norwegian requirements and laws.

In addition, own procurement and signed agreements were reviewed. We have not identified any actual negative impacts on fundamental human rights and decent working conditions among suppliers.

Contact us for more information
If you have any questions related to our work with due diligence assessments cf. the Transparency Act, please contact us at

The Consumer Authority is the public supervisory authority for the Openness Act

You can read more about the Transparency Act on the Consumer Authority's website here.

Send invoice to Vigo IKS

Here you will find information on how to send us an invoice:

Vigo IKS has the following billing address:

Kjølnes ring 30, 3918 Porsgrunn

There is a requirement that the invoice must be sent electronically with an affixed reference.

Vigo IKS has registration number 998283914

All invoices must be sent in EHF format

ELMA 0192:998283914 – Visma access point

All invoices must be marked correctly for faster processing by us, i.e. with reference and contact person.

Electronic invoices in EHF are delivered with 1000 as a reference. This is an ID number placed in the 'AccountingCost' field at invoice header level.

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