The Department of Defence Chief Information Officer Group (CIOG) is on the hunt for systems integrators under a $340 million applications management deal.
The group intends to release a request for tender to create an application management services partners arrangement (AMSPA) on or around April 20. The Department has described applications will be required to provide strategy and planning, project delivery and sustainment services across all aspects of the Defence Information Environment (DIE).
The deal involves support to enterprise resource planing (ERP), system integration activities and ad-hoc engagement of specialist resources. Programs, projects and other activities commissioned by CIOG under the arrangement will amount to $340 million over the course of the 2011/2012 to 2014/2015 financial years.
AMSPA is intended to run for five years with the possibility of two or three year extensions.
Applicants can apply for the contract as a consortium provided the prime contractor is clearly identified.
Request for tenders will be open until May 20 and successful applicants will be finalised by September 16. The work of the tender winners will be rigorously assessed through stipulated guidelines.
“Subject to the findings from its overall evaluation process, the Department of Defence seeks a long-term, mutually beneficial and cooperative relationship with [selected partners],” the CIOG draft document said.