The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) is looking for business advisors to help take a multimillion dollar contract for infrastructure services back to the market for tender.
The winning bidder will provide “expert procurement, technical, business and strategic advice and assistance” in relation to an Enterprise Computing Services (ECS) sourcing project which will test the delivery of mainframe, midrange, storage and middleware application support services.
Tender documents state the outcome of the process will be the selection of a preferred provider of ECS.
Integrator CSC has been the incumbent provider for mainframe, midrange and storage services since 1998 – its contract is due to expire on June 30, 2011.
The tender closes on July 20 with the contract to commence on September 1, 2009 until June 30, 2011.
Other Federal Government tenders to open in recent weeks include:
- The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) opening a $450,000 tender seeking offers for an Information Technology Desktop Asset Management (ITDAM) solution
- The Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) opening a tender to seek a service provider for a $200,000 Cisco telephony contract to boost its unified communications strategy.
- The Australian Tax Office (ATO) opening a tender to seek mainframe technical specialists to provide support to its mainframe developer base and a tender seeking system testers to prod and poke its ICT infrastructure in its multi-agency initiative aimed at simplifying business-to-government reporting, the Standard Business Reporting (SBR) program.
- In late May, the Federal Government also announced it would create a panel of datacentre providers to supply space and services to agencies during the development of the whole-of-government datacentre strategy instigated as part of the Gershon review.