The Department of Environment and Conservation was restructured following the NSW election and became the Department of Environment and Climate Change (DECC) on 2 April 2007.
However, it seems that someone omitted to update the name in the recently released request for tender for a Licensing and Assessment System which was issued under the old Departmental name.
The proposed new Licensing System will support both the Licensing and the Assessment business functions of DECC, across three key regulatory areas:
- Environmental protection;
- Aboriginal cultural heritage; and
- Threatened species conservation.
According to the tender documentation, the purpose of the project is to provide an enhanced data management, analysis and reporting system that will reproduce and improve current functionality, provide additional functionality, and give more flexible access to data.
The proposed new regulatory system will replace the existing system and provide support for all regulatory areas. It will also fully support the planning assessment processes which DECC is responsible for under the EPA Act.
The scope of the proposed system will encompass new services such as the on-line submission of client data and interfaces with existing departmental systems (e.g. financial systems, GIS, etc).
DECC is seeking to acquire an “off the shelf” packaged solution that would satisfy, as a minimum, approximately 80% of its mandatory requirements with some customisation. The closing date for the tender is 16 May 2007. A non compulsory briefing was held on the morning of 23 April.