IT services outfit, LogicaCMG, has signed a three-year, $4.1 million deal to provide an Electronic Document and Records Management System (EDRMS) to the Australian Customs Service.
The new EDRMS will be built on LiveLink ECM-eDocs software made by Open Text Corporation. The system itself will support the Customs Records & Information Management System (RIMS) project.
LogicaCMG managing director for government and telecommunications, Bernadette Harkin, said Customs had been very thorough in its selection of an IT provider for the project. The initial tender for the system was made in November 2005.
"Customs wanted to be very thorough in terms of product selection and evaluation," she said. "There was a lot of rigour determining that and also that, as the preferred tenderer, we could meet all of its requirements."
Harkin said that the project would be in two stages. The first is the replacement of Customs' existing registry system, described as a 20-year-old legacy application for the management of physical files. The second phase will see electronic document management implemented next year.
LogicaCMG also has similar projects underway with the NSW and Queensland state governments, but Harkin was unable to disclose further details at this time.