The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has issued a Request For Tender (RFT) for a single solution Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). It is willing to consider to use a set of technologies which a Systems Integrator makes function as a single solution. It is also looking for the supplier to provide management and/or support services for the entire contract term.
In addition, CASA is looking for scalable, modular solutions where extra functionality and capabilities can be bolted on at a later stage.
The Enterprise Content Management space has traditionally been a poor second cousin in the public sector. In 2012-13, agencies in the Federal Government sector spent $11.4 million on Content Management software and related services and $8.2million, year-to-date in 2013-14, according to Intermedium’s Analyse IT tool.
Despite relatively low levels of contracting activity for ECM solutions, increasing emphasis being put on the requirement for good digital assessment management as a foundation for future ‘Digital by Design’ initiatives, as outlined in the Federal Commission of Audit, released on 5 May 2014.
In December 2013, the New Zealand Government established a whole-of-government panel for Enterprise Content Management as a Service to allow agencies to “store, share, protect and manage their digital information” and “modernise their information management systems”, according to a media statement. Intergen, Team Informatics and Open Text were selected as suppliers under their arrangement.
In Canberra, the Data Centre as a Service panel caters to content management solutions, but has only one pure play supplier ECM supplier on the panel - Objective Corporation. Hewlett Packard (owner of the Trim Content Management System) is also on the panel.
The RFT closing date is 20 May.