Department Z pools the central service units of BAM in order to ensure a consistent and comprehensive guidance and consultation of the departments on the main cross-cutting issues.

Department Z inter alia ensures that the requisite technical and human resource infrastructures are in place. This broad assignment ranges from personnel recruitment to organisation, from procurement to budgetary and real estate concerns, and also the establishment and maintenance of an effective and customized IT system.

Department Z furthermore provides a wide range of operational support services: i.e. the administration of research projects and protection of intellectual property rights.

The services – which are subject to defined quality criteria - shall ensure compliance with statutory and contractual obligations and are geared towards meeting the needs of the client.

Being in the interest of the client, Department Z strives to implement and continuously improve transparent and efficient processes and therewith enable cost-efficient work.