The NSW Department of Commerce is seeking to engage suppliers of information asset management systems (IAMS) as part of its goal to reduce of the cost and complexity of enterprise software throughout state government departments.
Information asset management includes records, documents, content, web content, business systems data, e-mail messaging, images, audio, video, and maps.
A strategic review of the IAMS (previously referred to as Records and Information Management Systems – RIMS) was conducted by the Government Chief Information Office (GCIO), and a revised Procurement Strategy for IAMS was developed and supported by the State Contracts Control Board (SCCB).
As a result of the GCIO review the new IAMS contracts recognise that government departments have different levels of complexities from an information asset management perspective. The new contract allows for the fact that agencies have varying requirements.
The GCIO review also proposed that separate contracts should be established for the IAMS software application and related services component covering systems implementation, upgrades and support and maintenance. The current RFT covers the IAMS software application component. A separate RFT will be issued for the IAMS services providers.
The new contracts will run from January 1, 2008 until December 31, 2012.
Tenders close on November 13.